Make sure that your little ones enjoy their first cycling experiences, which will set them up for a lifetime of active cycling.

Choosing a Bike

Children vary in size much more than adults! Because of this, children’s bikes are often split into sizes based upon the size of the wheels, from 12 inches to 24 inches (and beyond, but 26 inches is a standard size for adult mountain bikes).

It’s important to pick a bike that will be the right size for your child, as one that’s too large can be uncomfortable and difficult for them to ride. Of course, if your child is between sizes, it’s sensible to pick the larger one, but forcing them onto a bike that is too big might mean that they won’t enjoy it. We are best experienced to help you choose the ideal size and style bike for your youngsters.

But Won’t That Be Expensive?

We know that smaller sizes are going to be grown out of more quickly, and that’s one of the reasons why they tend to be a bit simpler in terms of features. That way, you don’t have to splash out on a bike that might not last forever!

Getting the right size

The best way to find the right size child’s bike is to get the child on the bike! Pop into one of our two stores and try them out. You’re looking for a bike where your child can put their toes on the floor when on the saddle and gives enough room for them to stand over the top tube when they’re not. It’s also good to look at them from the side, to see if the bike is long enough for them. Children tend to ride in a more upright position, but if they’re squashed onto a short bike then it can be unstable and uncomfortable.

Of course, sitting your child on a bike might spoil the surprise if it’s going to be a gift! We’ve included a size guide below, so if you measure your child’s height or inner leg (inseam) we will be able to give you an idea of what might be a good size. Better still bring your young one into either of our two bike shops to try our large collection of children’s bicycles.

We also have a great collection of Balancing Bikes, Go-Carts, Tricycles, Electric Cars & Scooters for your kids.

Guide to Kid Bike Sizes

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