Who we are

Our website address is: https://cyclingwiththekids.co.uk.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it


When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymised string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

In order to help load webpages faster, we use a third-party plugin called Smush. Smush compresses images to the smallest possible file size.

Smush sends images to the WPMU DEV servers to optimize them for web use. This includes the transfer of EXIF data. The EXIF data will either be stripped or returned as it is. It is not stored on the WPMU DEV servers.

Smush uses a third-party email service (Drip) to send informational emails to the site administrator. The administrator’s email address is sent to Drip and a cookie is set by the service. Only administrator information is collected by Drip.

Contact forms

We use a number of contact forms on this website. In terms of your personal information, we collect the following data which we retain for either as long as it takes to deal with your query, or to add your contribution to our website, for example, if you submit a new cycling route to be added to the website.

Your personal data recorded is:

  • First Name
  • Last Name
  • Email Address
  • URL

If you granted consent to display your first name and/or last name, and/or URL on our website alongside your cycling route entry, then we will do so unless otherwise indicated. If you later change your mind and wish us to remove your personal data from a route entry, then we will do so. If you wish us to erase your personal data, then we are happy to do so.

We may keep your contact form submissions for up to one year for customer service purposes, but we do not use the information submitted through them for marketing purposes. We will never give away, rent or sell your information to any third-parties.

Events Calendar

If you create, submit, import, save, or publish Event, Venue, or Organizer information, such information is retained in the local database:

  1. Venue information: name, address, city, country, state, postal code, phone, website, geographical coordinates (latitude and longitude)
  2. Organizer information: name, phone, website, email
  3. Event information: website, cost, description, date, time, image

API Keys

We make use of certain API keys, in order to provide specific features.

These API keys may include the following third party services: Google Maps, Facebook, Meetup, PayPal, and Eventbrite (API key, auth URL and Client Secret).


If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.


Google Analytics – To improve your experience on our website, we may use ‘cookies’. Cookies are an industry standard and most major websites use them. A cookie is a small text file that our website may place in your computer as a tool to remember your preferences. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website.

Our website uses Google Analytics, a service which transmits website traffic data to Google servers in the United States. Google Analytics does not identify individuals users or associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. We use reports provided by Google Analytics to help us understand website traffic and webpage usage. For further information on Google’s practices, please read the Google privacy policy.

Facebook Pixel – A Facebook pixel is code which is sometimes placed on our website. It helps us to track conversions from Facebook ads, optimize ads based on collected data, build targeted audiences for future ads, and re-market to qualified leads (people who have already taken some kind of action on your website).

It works by placing and triggering cookies to track users as they interact with our website and our Facebook ads. Please see the Facebook privacy policy for further details.

SumoMe – We may use the SumoMe service on this website to help generate more website traffic. Please see the SumoMe privacy policy for more information on their privacy practices.

Email List

We use a third party provider MailChimp for our email marketing. For more information please visit MailChimp’s Privacy Policy. To unsubscribe from any of our email lists please click the unsubscribe link found at the bottom of our emails.

Who we share your data with

We use affiliate links on this website to provide revenue towards its upkeep and costs. We will update the following list as we add new affiliates.

Our affiliates:

  • Acycles UK
  • Amazon.co.uk
  • Amazon Associates
  • Awin.com
  • Chain Reaction Cycles
  • Cotswold Outdoor
  • Cycle Surgery
  • Dare2b
  • Decathlon UK
  • Evans Cycles
  • Go Outdoors
  • Gtech.co.uk
  • Halfords
  • Merlin Cycles
  • Pedalsure
  • ProBikeKit UK
  • Rutland Cycling
  • Science In Sport (SIS)
  • sportsdirect.com
  • TradeDoubler
  • Tredz Limited
  • TSOHost
  • Tweeks Cycles
  • Waterstones
  • Webgains
  • Wiggle Online Cycle Store

Our affiliates and the affiliate platforms track usage from our website to their website in order to record transactions and commissions when you click on the affiliate link on our website. When you click on an affiliate link on our website, a cookie is placed upon your computer which will expire within (usually) 30 days and if you make your purchase within that time, we receive a commission the proceeds of which go towards to the running of this website.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognise and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service. Google Analytics data will be sent to Google servers in the United States.

Your contact information

If you wish to contact us regarding privacy concerns, please use our contact form and we will do our best to help. Our data protection officer is Lee Johnson.

Additional information

How we protect your data

This website is encrypted with  a HTTPS digital certificate from Let’s Encrypt Authority X3 using a 2,048 bit encryption.

What automated decision making and/or profiling we do with user data

When you click on an affiliate link a cookie is placed on your computer which if used within the affiliate’s defined period e.g. 30 days; and purchase something with the affiliate then cyclingwiththekids.co.uk will receive a commission. Please check the affiliate advertiser’s own privacy policy for details of how they use your data.

Changes to this privacy notice

We keep our privacy policy under regular review and we will place any updates on this web page. This privacy policy was last updated on 24 May 2018.