New learner bike track at Tredethick Farm Cottages, Cornwall

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Tredethick Farm Cottages in Cornwall, a collection of eight stone cottages, is creating a purpose-built balance bike track, perfect for early bikers to develop their bike handling skills in a beautiful setting overlooking the Fowey Valley.

The track will be approved by Strider balance bikes when it opens at the end of August and has a rural theme using local materials including antique farm machinery and logs grown in the farm’s woodlands. Its design is sure to capture the imaginations of youngsters from as young as 18 months to five years and is exclusive and free to all families staying at the cottages.


Little ones can try out Strider balance bikes, scooters and John Deere mini tractors as well as normal bikes and will love the mini ford called the Tredethick granite ‘Tor’ and the drive-thru wooden barn. There’s even a fuel station to fill up at half way round!

Parents can rest assured that the track is traffic-free, giving them the perfect environment to take that formative step of peddling, stabiliser-free for the first time.

There will also be seating for parents and grandparents to watch their intrepid mini farmers, whilst enjoying stunning views of the Fowey Valley.

Located in Lostwithiel, Tredethick Farm Cottages is also close to the Lanhyrock Cycle hub and the scenic Camel Trail, perfect for cycling.

The Lowdown

Tredethick Farm Cottages’s Dairy Cottage sleeps 4 and costs £1,210 from 1 September to 8 September 2017.

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