How To Choose A Bike For Your Child

A bike is a toy that any child would be lucky to have so they provide the perfect option for those who are struggling to decide what to buy their child for Christmas or their birthday. They are great because while they obviously provide a huge amount of fun and entertainment they also great exercise. Cycling also makes a great hobby which children can develop providing a social activity they can enjoy with friends as well as for family adventures. 

a pile of presents and balloons for a 4th birthday with a bike at the front

When it comes to buying a bike for your little one there is obviously a lot to think about. At the end of the day, there are so many different types of bikes available all over the UK today so it is important to deeply consider which one you are going to buy your little one in order to ensure you have got it right. We will reveal what you should be looking for and thinking about when it comes to buying one of the available bikes for your child.

The first thing that you must think about is obviously the appearance of the bike. This is something which is very much important for children. They want a bike which looks good and is exciting in its appearance. When it comes to picking a colour then you should simply go for your child’s favourite colour, my eldest loves pink or purple, my middle daughter loves blue and green. However, if your little one likes to be different then a metallic option such as silver or gold is also a popular one. Another good idea is to go for a character-based bike, such as a Disney princess or Superhero. If your child has a favourite cartoon character and you buy a bike which is based on this then you can pretty much guarantee that it will be a hit. You might want to think about whether you will be passing the bike down to younger children when it is out grown though and whether a more neutral style will work better.

In addition to appearance, it is also very important to consider the size of the bike and the features it entails. When it comes to the size it is crucial to ensure that the bike is something which fits your child or it will lead to an uncomfortable experience for your little one. If you can't try the bike in person measure their inside leg height and get the biggest bike that allows them to still reach the floor. You also need to consider size for storage too. Garden sheds can be used to store your children’s bikes and ensure they’re not easily stolen.

When it comes to the features, this depends on how advanced a cyclist your child is. They may need stabilisers to start with, or appreciate gears when they are a more confident rider. Younger children will appreciate a lighter bike too as it can be easier to get up slopes, these are often more expensive though because they use different materials. It can be fun to get a horn or other accessories too.

All in all, a bike is sure to be a great gift idea for any child.  The suggestions in this post should set you on a path to finding the best bike for your child. 

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