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Cycling at Ickworth Estate

Family riding bikes in the parkland at Ickworth, Suffolk
Family riding bikes in the parkland at Ickworth | © National Trust Images/David Levenson

Located in the car park, the cycle hire hub has a variety of bikes for all ages, including trailers, balance bikes and electric bikes so the whole family can enjoy exploring the parkland, including your four-legged friends. You're welcome to bring your own bikes too, so pack a picnic and get planning your adventure.

Winter Guided Bike Tours

£8 per adult

Explore more of the estate this Winter on a cycle led tour, on Thursdays and Fridays throughout November and December.

Join a tour of Ickworth by bike where an expert guide will show you some interesting and historic features within the landscape.

Our group rides have been developed to allow everyone to enjoy and explore the Ickworth Estate by bicycle via the multi-use all weather trail. This trail is not too difficult or physically challenging, enabling us to cater for a wide range of riders as we want it to be fun and accessible for all.

Book your space here

Opening times


30 October - 7 January 2024
Cycle hire is closed during this period

8 January - 29 February 2024

Thursday to Sunday 10am - 4pm (last hire at 2pm)

Suffolk school holidays open every day (except Christmas).

Cycle hire prices

  • Adult/Child Bikes: £6 for two hours or £12 all day
  • Balance bikes: £3
  • Trailers: £6 for two hours or £12 all day
  • Electric 'e' Bikes: £14 for two hours and £7 for an additional hour.

The two seat trailers are ideal for little ones over 24 months old and up to a maximum height of 105cm and weight of 45kg, due to speed bumps in the park There's a handy boot space to store bags and picnics in the back of each trailer.

Good to know

We have put a variety of safety measures in place, to ensure you're able to make the most of your time with us:

  • All cycle equipment is cleaned before and after each use
  • If you have your own helmets, please bring them with you. We have helmets available as well
  • We recommend you wear protective gloves whilst cycling
  • Card payments only please.

Cycle hire is on a first come, first served basis. We cannot guarantee bikes will be available, however, we would suggest coming along earlier in the day to give you the best chance of hiring what you require.

We have adult and children's bikes, balance bikes and a limited number of trailers.

All-weather trail

Why not try out the all-weather trail at Ickworth? The route offers a 9km off-road path through Ickworth’s beautiful historic parkland, ideal for families wanting a safe environment to explore.

Child learning to ride a bike in the parkland at Ickworth, Suffolk
Child learning to ride a bike at Ickworth | © National Trust Images/David Levenson

Something for everyone

Cycles for little legs

Enjoy exploring the great outdoors with your little ones. At Ickworth cycle hire, we have a wide selection of bikes and equipment available, including children’s bikes and trailers.

Making memories

Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced off-roader, discover the wider estate at Ickworth. Find breath-taking views of ancient woodland, open fields and landmarks.

Experienced explorers

The multi-use trail provides smooth terrain whatever the weather, but if you fancy being more adventurous and want to decide your own route, our top quality bikes will get you there.

The cycle hub at Ickworth Estate has something for everyone.

Find out more

The visitor welcome cycle team is very happy to have a chat if you have any queries before you come. Just give them a call on 01284 736141.

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