Archive for September, 2019

The best full suspension kids mountain bikes - 2019

The best full suspension kids mountain bikes - 2019

For Cycle Sprogs who take their MTBing seriously, we've found some serious MTB's

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The best kids 24" wheel mountain bikes - 2019

The best kids 24" wheel mountain bikes - 2019

For ages 8 and over, there's some cracking MTB's available at the moment.......

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The best kids 26" wheel mountain bikes - 2019

The best kids 26" wheel mountain bikes - 2019

Here's our selection of the best, and most fun, kids 26" wheel mountain bikes

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The best front bike seats for toddlers and young children

The best front bike seats for toddlers and young children

Front bike seats are a great way to travel with your toddler. There are a growing number of makes and models available - here's our pick of the best on offer

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Tredz Bikes discount code for Cycle Sprog readers September 2019

Tredz Bikes discount code for Cycle Sprog readers September 2019

Exclusive 10% discount code for Tredz - to be used against kids bikes and helmets

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The cheapest kids bikes - September 2019

The cheapest kids bikes - September 2019

You don't need to break the bank to get a decent kids bike - here's our pick of the best

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The best bikes for 6 and 7 year old kids (20" wheels) - 2019

The best bikes for 6 and 7 year old kids (20" wheels) - 2019

A first bike with gears is a big choice - let us help you choose the right one for your child

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The best 24" wheel all purpose kids bikes for ages 7 - 10 years

The best 24" wheel all purpose kids bikes for ages 7 - 10 years

If you're looking for a bike for a child aged between 7 and 10 years of age, the number of choices is increasing!  By this age most children are able to pedal and change gear by themselves, and are starting to want to explore further afield on their bike.  Buying a well made, correctly proportioned...

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The best road bikes for kids aged 8 and over - 24" wheels

The best road bikes for kids aged 8 and over - 24" wheels

Does your child want a bike like they ride in the Tour de France? Check these out!

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The best 14" starter bikes for children aged 3 and 4 years - 2019

The best 14" starter bikes for children aged 3 and 4 years - 2019

There's an increasing choice of quality, lightweight starter bikes with a 14" wheel - we take a look at the best

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Best girls bikes - as recommended by girls who ride bikes

Best girls bikes - as recommended by girls who ride bikes

Is there such a thing as a best girls bike?  And should we even be asking the question as a bike is a bike, and surely it should be good for either a boy or a girl? The problem however is that if you're looking to buy a bike for a girl and don't know...

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Kids mountain bikes under £500 - 26" and 27.5" wheel size

Kids mountain bikes under £500 - 26" and 27.5" wheel size

If you're looking for a quality but reasonably cheap kids mountain bike with 26" or 27.5" wheels, what choice do you have? Check the Cycle Sprog list

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Best 26" wheel kids bikes for ages 9 and over - 2019

Best 26" wheel kids bikes for ages 9 and over - 2019

What happens when your child has grown out of a 24" wheel kids bike, but isn't big enough to move up to an adult bike. These junior sized 26" wheel hybrid will fill that gap.

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The best 20" wheel road bikes for kids aged 6 and over

The best 20" wheel road bikes for kids aged 6 and over

We look at what 20" wheel kids road bikes are available, for budding Geraint Thomas's and Lizzy Armisteads!

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The best rear bike seats for toddlers and small children - 2019

The best rear bike seats for toddlers and small children - 2019

The Cycle Sprog pick of rear bike seats - there's one for every budget

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The best bike for a 1 year old

The best bike for a 1 year old

From 12 months there are some exciting options for getting toddlers onto two wheels.

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The best front mounted bike seats for older kids

The best front mounted bike seats for older kids

If your child has outgrown their front bike seat, don't despair! There are some front bike seats that allow you to carry older children

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The best 16" wheel bikes for 4 and 5 year olds - 2019

The best 16" wheel bikes for 4 and 5 year olds - 2019

Getting a first bike is such a huge milestone - we take a look a the best 16" wheel bikes for ages 4 to 6 year olds to get pedalling on

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Best kids 20" wheel MTB's for 5 and 6 year olds - 2019

Best kids 20" wheel MTB's for 5 and 6 year olds - 2019

Finding kids 20" wheel mountain bikes is no mean feat! The a look at our shortlist of some of the best 20 inch wheel kids mountain bikes available today

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Best kids road bikes for Summer 2019

Best kids road bikes for Summer 2019

Get your Cycle Sprogs out on the road with these great kids sized road bikes

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It's here....the 2019 Tour de France kids guide

It's here....the 2019 Tour de France kids guide

Our kids guide to The Tour de France is a great way to learn about the world's longest cycle race

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How to start cycling with a small child in a bike seat, cargo bike or trailer

How to start cycling with a small child in a bike seat, cargo bike or trailer

Setting out on your first ride with your little one can be nerve wracking so here are some tips to help you wheel away confidently

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Kids guide to Tour de France jersey colours

Kids guide to Tour de France jersey colours

Find out who wears the green jersey, and what you have to do to be King of the Mountains

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Inspire your Cycle Sprog with a kids size yellow jersey

Inspire your Cycle Sprog with a kids size yellow jersey

These are going to sell out fast!!

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The best kids bikes - Summer 2019

The best kids bikes - Summer 2019

Here's our selection of the best kids bikes for kids of all ages

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Choosing the best balance bike for your child - 2019

Choosing the best balance bike for your child - 2019

Children differ, as do balance bikes. Help match your child to the correct balance bike

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The best 18" wheel kids bikes - 2019

The best 18" wheel kids bikes - 2019

There's a scarcity of decent 18" wheel single speed bikes available, but we've tracked down the best available

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The best Tagalongs for pulling a child behind your bike

The best Tagalongs for pulling a child behind your bike

Tag-alongs or trail-a-bikes are a great way to get around with a 4 to 9 year old - check out some of the best on the market

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The best kids 27.5" wheel mountain bikes

The best kids 27.5" wheel mountain bikes

27.5" wheel kids mountain bikes are a relatively new concept - here we look at the best available

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Why you shouldn't buy a really cheap kids bike

Why you shouldn't buy a really cheap kids bike

There's a good reason we don't recommend really cheap kids bikes. This is it.

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10 things to consider when buying a balance bike for your child

10 things to consider when buying a balance bike for your child

Here's 10 helpful questions to ask yourself when you're buying a balance bike

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The best children's books about cycling 4: non-fiction and biographies

The best children's books about cycling 4: non-fiction and biographies

Does your child love cycling?  If so, then they're going to really enjoy these entralling children's books about cycling, bikes and famous cyclists.  In this post, the final one in my series on the best children's books about cycling, I'm looking at non-fiction and biographies.  There's life stories of inspirational cyclists from the 1890's through...

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The best children's books about cycling 3: characters who ride bikes

The best children's books about cycling 3: characters who ride bikes

It's great when you find a book where you can relate to what the characters are doing, especially if you're a child.  If you're part of a family who prefer to cycle places, rather than drive, it can be quite difficult to find children's books that reflect this lifestyle choice. I've been trying to find...

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The best children's books about cycling 2 - fiction books

The best children's books about cycling 2 - fiction books

If you've got a cycle mad youngster who is learning to read, then picking story books about cycling can be a great way to get them enthusiastic about literature as well as keeping them interested in riding their bike.  In this article (the second in the series) I've selected some of the best children's books...

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Best children's books about cycling 1: Picture books for young children

Best children's books about cycling 1: Picture books for young children

If you've got a young Cycle Sprog who just loves riding their bike, then finding them picture books that feature cycling and bikes is a really good way to get them enthusiastic about reading. These books also celebrate the joy of cycling, and will hopefully inspire a generation of children to spend more time on...

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E-bikes and child bike seats - all your questions answered

E-bikes and child bike seats - all your questions answered

There's no escaping it - e-bikes (or electric bikes) are becoming more and more popular. There's a good reason for this - the battery on an e-bike makes cycling easier and more accessible.  For families with young children, an e-bike can make cycling with a front or rear bike seat a possibility.  The extra weight...

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How to take kids and bikes on a plane

How to take kids and bikes on a plane

It's difficult, but it can be done! Mum of two Kathryn explains how she's managed 2 kids, 4 bikes and a trailer

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Kids cyclocross bikes for the 2018/9 season

Kids cyclocross bikes for the 2018/9 season

Cross season is here - time for a new bike!

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Should my child wear a bike helmet?

Should my child wear a bike helmet?

If you haven't decided whether your family will wear helmets or not, here are some pointers to help you decide

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How to prepare a kids bike for selling second hand in just 9 steps

How to prepare a kids bike for selling second hand in just 9 steps

There comes a time when every child's bike has done it's duty and is outgrown by it's original owner, siblings, cousins and friends.  This is the time to sell it on and recoup some of the original cost. If you want to get the best price, you're going to need to know how to prepare a kids bike for...

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Calling all Cycle Sprogs! Share your Sprog Blogs now!

Calling all Cycle Sprogs! Share your Sprog Blogs now!

Are you a Cycle Sprog? Do you love riding your bike? Why not write a Sprog Blog?

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Buying a second hand kids bike

Buying a second hand kids bike

Are you thinking of buying a second hand kids bike? It can be a brilliant way to get hold of a good quality kids bike without having to pay the full retail price. However, you do need to know what to look for, to avoid being sold a dud. Here, Cycle Sprog's technical editor Chris (who has bought more than his...

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12 things you need to know before buying a kids bike

12 things you need to know before buying a kids bike

Are you buying a kids bike? Here's 12 things you need to think about before splashing your cash

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Family cycling holiday along the River Danube

Family cycling holiday along the River Danube

Flying to Vienna and cycling along the River Danube to Budapest is a fabulous way to enjoy a family cycling holiday

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Our family cycling holiday in the French Alps

Our family cycling holiday in the French Alps

I was sceptical - would the boys be capable of cycling in the French Alps? There's only one way to find out.......

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Tour de France facts for kids - become an expert on the worlds greatest cycle race!

Tour de France facts for kids - become an expert on the worlds greatest cycle race!

There are so many interesting facts and figures about Le Tour de France - how many do you know?

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Family friendly cycle routes

Family friendly cycle routes

Looking for somewhere new to go on your next ride out? Here are some ideas to help you decide.

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What is a balance bike?

What is a balance bike?

Balance bikes are a popular way to get your toddler used to controlling a bike, without them needing to worry about using pedals

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How to hire a kids bike in Amsterdam

How to hire a kids bike in Amsterdam

A trip to Amsterdam is not complete without a bike ride and for adults there is no shortage of places to turn up, hire a bike and ride away. However, if you're wanting to hire a kids bike in Amsterdam you need to be slightly more organised. As you'd expect from Amsterdam, it's possible to rent kids bikes, cargo...

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A family cycling holiday to Denmark

A family cycling holiday to Denmark

What do you pack to go on a family cycling holiday to Denmark? Loom bands of course!

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4 questions to answer before selling your kid's old bike

4 questions to answer before selling your kid's old bike

Are you thinking of selling your kid's old bike? Read this first....

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How to sell a kids bike on Ebay

How to sell a kids bike on Ebay

If you're thinking of selling your kids bike on ebay, check out our step by step guide to getting it right first time

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Keep up to date with all the latest family cycling news with our Facebook Page or Twitter feed

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tow bars for kids bikes - longer rides are on the horizon!

tow bars for kids bikes - longer rides are on the horizon!

If you're ready to head out for a fun ride but your little one needs a rest on the way back, a towbar may be just the ticket.

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Bike trailers for cycling with children

Bike trailers for cycling with children

Trailers are a brilliant way to move your children around, what ever the weather. Find out whether a trailer would suit your family.

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Tag along and trailer bikes for kids - pulling your child behind you

Tag along and trailer bikes for kids - pulling your child behind you

Tag-alongs are a great way to introduce your little one to cycling from about the age of 4 years.
Tag-alongs are particularly useful if you're doing a lot of travelling on road, as you are in control of your childs direction and position.

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rear bike seats - a great way to cycle with a toddler

rear bike seats - a great way to cycle with a toddler

Getting out into the great outdoors with your child opens up endless opportunities for having fun, and a rear seat is a great way to start cycling together and expand your horizons.

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September 23rd
2019 blog

First day of autumn or last day of summer?

First day of autumn or last day of summer?

This morning I woke to the news that today (23rd September) is the official start ...

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cycling to school, cycling with kids

The best bike lights for kids - Winter 2019

The best bike lights for kids - Winter 2019

Now the nights are drawing in it's important to make sure your child is visible in the dark

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advice & guides
advice & guides, kids clothing & gloves

The best children's winter cycling gloves - 2019

The best children's winter cycling gloves - 2019

It's that time of year again - cold fingers! We bring you the best of this seasons kids sized winter cycling gloves

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advice & guides
advice & guides, kids clothing & gloves

How to keep your child's head warm under their cycle helmet

How to keep your child's head warm under their cycle helmet

During a particularly cold spell of weather little heads and ears can get very cold ...

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September 18th
2019 Hybrid bikes, Mountain bikes, news

Black Mountain Bikes release new 18" and 20" wheel "growing" kids bikes

Black Mountain Bikes release new 18" and 20" wheel "growing" kids bikes

Two new kids bikes launched - the 18" Kapēl and 20" Hütto

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event reviews, sprog blog

A teenagers guide to the 2019 Cycle Show

A teenagers guide to the 2019 Cycle Show

A teenage cyclists guide to the 2019 Cycle Show at the NEC - bikes, nutrition, training and VR!

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event reviews

Our favourite family cycling products from the 2019 Cycle Show

Our favourite family cycling products from the 2019 Cycle Show

Here's our highlights from the 2019 Cycle Show

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Cargo bikes, event reviews

Family Cargo Bikes roundup from the 2019 Cycle Show

Family Cargo Bikes roundup from the 2019 Cycle Show

There were lots of family cargo bikes on display at the 2019 Cycle Show - here's our round up of which ones caught our eye

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event reviews, sprog blog

The Cycle Show 2019 by roving reporter T aged 10

The Cycle Show 2019 by roving reporter T aged 10

10 year old T shares his highlights from this years Cycle Show

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September 5th
2019 event reviews, news

10% discount code for 2019 Cycle Show

10% discount code for 2019 Cycle Show

Cycle Sprog readers can get an additional 10% off the cost of advance tickets for the 2018 Cycle Show at the

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