We sell both balance bikes and bikes with stabilisers, for children learning to ride. However, we cannot stress how much we recommend the former. Teaching your child to balance before they get distracted by pedals really helps them get along a lot faster. We accept that some children need the extra confidence boost of stabilisers and that’s fine too. Speak to one of our staff for advice and help getting your child started.
We have mountain, hybrid and road bikes, with a bigger choice the older they get. All bikes can go on pavement or on cycle paths, however if your little monster prefers diving into muddy fields on 2 wheels, then you might want to look at mountain bikes. If you have more of a little road runner, try a hybrid or road bike which are build for speed and are lighter, for longer distances.
Coaster brakes, as they are called, are unusual in the UK but very common on the continent. They are intuitive and quick acting. They are great for younger children who may not have the dexterity or strength to pull a brake lever. They also stop them pedalling backwards instead of forwards! Give them a go as they are gret for the early years.