Tag Archive for bikes

Safe Cycling for Young Children

We all know the fact that riding a bike has its advantages at all ages, and we also know that most children fall in love with bikes quite soon. Sometimes, just after learning to walk gets boring, the toddler will want to directly jump behind the steering wheel! However, as responsible caregivers, we should always take care of the safety… Read more →

Learning to Ride a Bicycle

Riding a bicycle requires the same skills as walking: a sense of balance and the ability to move one foot, then the other, rhythmically. Some people may worry about falling, but, given the proper precautions, a fall will not cause any injury. Just as with any physical skill, you start out slow and easy and progress to higher levels as… Read more →

When Should a Child Learn to Ride a Bicycle?

Riding a bike has many advantages, anyone can tell you that. It is fun, cheap, and environmentally friendly, it is low maintenance, healthy, efficient in traffic – you do not have parking problems, it is an effective way of exercising and, last but not least, it is a great way to reduce stress. Especially for the little ones, riding a… Read more →

Bikes with Training Wheels

When choosing a bike for a younger child, especially one who is just starting out and still learning to ride, it’s inevitable that you will end up considering bikes with training wheels (often called stabilisers). Below we have included a few things to look at and consider, and also pose the question: Are training wheels necessary? Riding a bike is… Read more →

Choosing a Bike

Though the wheel has been an integral part of human civilisation for thousands of years, bicycling itself is only two hundred years old. All around the world, you can find people riding bicycles — in fact, bicycling could be considered the principal means of transport for the human race. Bicycles are ridden for pleasure, for competition and for utility. Your… Read more →

Bikes for Teenagers

Are you thinking of buying a bike for a teenager? Do you think your teenage son or daughter is a little bit too lazy? Or perhaps you’re a teenager who is considering getting fit, or taking up cycling, inspried by the London Olympics? According to the government, many children and teenagers these days are borderline obese. With an abundance of… Read more →

History of Bicycles

The world’s first bicycle had no pedals and no brakes — essentially, it was two wheels under a straight long seat, propelled by your legs straddled down on either side to the ground and steered by a simple handlebar. It was built in Germany in 1817 and named a “draisine” after the inventor, the Baron Karl von Drais, who himself… Read more →

Bikes and Trikes for Children

Why Bikes and Trikes are important Most of us can remember the first few wobbly yards we took, on a beautiful new bike. A loving someone behind us, giving encouragement and promising not to let go. Then, after hours of practice and bumped knees, the freedom and exhilaration of realising we were doing it on our own. Pedalling, steering, stopping… Read more →

Character Bikes for Girls

Kids love the great outdoors, even if it is as simple as playing on the pavement outside the front of the house. Recently, the government reported alarming rates of obesity in children, so it’s wise to get your little ones used to being out and about as early as possible. The perfect way to do this is to get them… Read more →

Benefits of Cycling

Why riding a bike is good for you and your child Cycling is quickly becoming one of Britain’s favourite sports, and not only for grown ups; more and more children are enjoying this fun activity. Fresh air, fun and exercise Cycling has numerous benefits for children. First of all it gets them outside, away from sitting in front of the… Read more →