Cycling and walking charity Sustrans has kindly curated a list of 10 safe family cycling routes in the north west.
Away from busy roads, they provide a great way of getting some exercise together while avoiding fumes and heavy traffic.
Bike rides on traffic-free paths or quiet roads are a great way to get outdoors with your children, visit new places and enjoy a guilt-free coffee and cake.
Sustrans is 40-years/old this year and created the National Cycle Network, which provides thousands of miles of cycle routes on old railway lines, canal towpaths and quieter or segregated roads.
Top 10 routes in the North West
Transpennine Trail (lots of traffic-free sections for families)
Longdendale Trail (Hadfield to Woodhead)