We know we are biased by our love of cycling but we cannot emphasize enough the benefits of cycling for your kids.
As well as being an instrument of pure and simple fun, riding a bike will be an important skill that will stay with your child for all his life. It improves physical fitness, balance and benefits your child’s development and mental health. Kids that cycle to school have been proven to be more focused. It also helps establish healthy exercise habits that will stay with them for life.
As cycling is for everybody and all ages, it is an ideal family activity. If you are running after precious quality time with your kids, we recommend you buy them a bike and go out together.
How to choose the right bike for your child?
The process of buying a bike whether it is for yourself or your little one can be a bit daunting. So many brands and styles to choose from. However, to choose the right bike for your child is not as difficult as it looks. The biggest question you need to ask yourself is WHAT SIZE?
Children’s bikes are sized by the wheel diameter and each wheel size correspond to a certain age group.
It is primordial that you pick a size that fits your child properly. It might be tempting to buy a size slightly bigger to get more years out of it. However, if the bike is too big, there is a risk that your child cannot reach the handlebars or operate the brakes making it dangerous. A wrong size bike can ruin your child’s cycling experience and put him off cycling altogether.
If in doubt when choosing your child’s bike, feel free to contact us for advice.
What is the difference between a kid’s bike and an adult bike?
Where some children might be big enough to go for an adult’s bike, we’d recommend you stick with a bigger kid’s model until your child is at least 12years old. Kid’s bikes have a simpler gear system and adult bikes tend to be too complex for children. You might end up having to service the bike more than you’d wish to.