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Holidays from Heaven for the MTB family

What do you need for the perfect family cycling holiday? Ruby Seber finds out how to keep teenagers happy too.
Family of four riders at the top of the mountain

Last summer, I went on a cycling holiday in the French Alps with my family. The resort we went to was called Les Gets and it was within easy access of Morzine resort too. There are lots of resorts and they are easy to get to by plane and then a coach journey up the mountain- slightly scarily fast driving along windy steep roads but it’s worth it when you get to the top!

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4-wheel downhill off-roading

Four wheeled downhill gravity biking is taking the UK by storm, and Bev Rimmer from the group Rough Riderz tells CTC all about this new hi-octane sport.
Dave Bower at Fort William

It's fast, it's furious and completely exhilarating. It's the adrenaline addict's perfect day out. Get strapped in and hold on tight as you hurtle round the corners and down the slopes of some of the UK's finest woodland trails.

Welcome to Rough Riderz, and the crazy world of four wheeled, downhill gravity bikes. These bikes have a custom-built frame, adjustable seat and footplate, off-road tyres, hydraulic brake system, and a safety harness system built into the seat and footplate.

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