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Last Christmas Delivery dates for bikes - 2018
Christmas is nearly upon us, but if you've not yet ordered that all important bike for your child, there's still time to get one ordered and delivered in time to get it under the Christmas tree. However, please remember that the closer it gets to Christmas the bigger the likelihood of the make, size and colour of the kids bike you want having sold out, and retailers cut off dates are fast approaching. Most online retailers have a turn around time of several days as they need to assemble and safety test the bike for you, and your local bike shop needs time too to order a bike in if they don't have the right size or colour option. Here's a run down of the last order and Christmas delivery dates from the major bike retailers for 2018 - the key message is to order your child's bike now to avoid disappointment and last minute panic!
Frog Bikes - last date for delivery before Christmas
Here's a selection of the major online Frog Bike stockists and their Christmas delivery cut off dates:
Tredz, who are offering a free kids helmet with every Frog Bike up to a 20" wheel size (i.e. up to the Frog 55) and free bike lights with all larger bikes, say that "the last date to order a bike that is available for Christmas delivery is 5pm on Tuesday 18th December. For all other items the last date to order items that are available for Christmas delivery is 12pm on Wednesday 19th December. You can easily spot which items are guaranteed for Christmas delivery with the icon. Choose your size and colour to see if the item qualifies for Christmas delivery."
Rutland Cycles who have a good choice of sizes and colours of Frog Bikes are currently stating "In order to guarantee pre-Christmas delivery on your new bike, order up to 11:59pm on Thursday 20/12/18. Your bike will then be prepared and shipped out on Friday 21/12/18 on a 24 hour delivery service as standard to arrive Monday 24/12/18 (or upgrade to Saturday delivery for peace of mind, and get your bike on Saturday 22/12/18!) This is only available on bikes in-stock at our main warehouse, please check lead times in the basket before proceeding."
Wheelbase will send a Frog bike via FedEx for you up until 1pm on Friday 21st December, so long as it's in stock at their warehouse. This will cost you an extra £25 or £30 depending on whether you want it delivering on the Saturday or Monday.
Of course, your local Frog Bike stockist may have the bike you want in the size and colour you want, and can usually order it in if they don't - check with them their timescales for doing this.
Evans Cycles Christmas Bike delivery dates
Evans Cycles (who sell lots of brands of kids bikes, including the Hoy and Pinnacle ranges), are still offering paid options for next day delivery in time for Christmas, but the dates for their Click and Collect and free home delivery options has now passed.
Most Evans Cycles stores are open until 4pm on Monday 24th December 2018 if you're really cutting it fine for last minute stocking fillers, or need to collect your pre-ordered bike as close to Christmas Day as posssible.
*** BONUS: Order a kids bike at Evans Cycles and get a free kids helmet (whilst stocks last).
Islabikes - last date for Christmas delivery passed
Islabikes are no longer guaranteeing delivery in time for Christmas. Bikes ordered now will be dispatched within 24 hours, and whilst your bike may still arrive in time, there is a risk it won't.
Wiggle are offering free delivery in time for Christmas if you order by midday on Tuesday 18th December. Wiggle stock the well specified Vitus kids bikes.
Tredz Christmas last delivery dates
Tredz have a great range of kids bikes - they have one of the biggest selection of models and sizes within the UK. They are also running several promotions in the run up to Christmas.
Use code FREEHELMET to get a free kids helmet on all bikes up to 20" wheels, use code BESAFE to get a free set of bike lights or the code SPROG10 to get a 10% discount on selected brands.
Tredz last day for guaranteed Christmas delivery is 5pm on Tuesday 18th December. For all other items the last date to order items that are available for Christmas delivery is 12pm on Wednesday 19th December. You can easily spot which items are guaranteed for Christmas delivery with theicon. Choose your size and colour to see if the item qualifies for Christmas delivery."
You can easily spot which items are guaranteed for Christmas delivery with theincluded all sizes of Frog Bikes.icon. Choose your size and colour to see if the item qualifies for Christmas delivery. At the time of writing, this
**** BONUS: Enter the special Cycle Sprog discount code of SNG7NYG2 to get £10 off most orders of £75 and over ( click here for exclusions)
Chain Reaction Cycles
The last day for ordering a bike in time for Christmas from Chain Reaction Cycles has already passed - it was Thursday 13th December 2018.
Halfords last dates for ordering a bike
Halfords stock the Wiggins range of quality kids bikes, which come recommended by a number of Cycle Sprog readers. The last dates for ordering a bike in time for Christmas from Halfords are:
Free Home delivery:
Built Bikes (Boardman, Voodoo and Electric bikes only) - order by Tuesday 18th December 8pm
Boxed Bikes (this is the majority of kids bikes) - order by Thursday 20th December 8pm
Instore collection from your nearest Halfords store:
Order and Collect -Built & Boxed Bikes (i.e. stock not already in your local store) - order by Thursday 20th December 8pm
Reserve & Collect - Built Bikes only (Stock available in your local store. They'll call you to confirm when your item is ready.) Order by Saturday 22nd December 6pm.
Reserve and Collect - boxed bikes only that are in stock in the store. Order by Monday 24th December 12pm for collection 1 hour later.
Rutland Cycles - Christmas delivery dates
Rutland stock a great range of kids bikes, including the highly recommended Frog Bikes. They seem to be sticking their necks out this year and promising bike delivery in time for Christmas if you order up to 11:59pm on Thursday 20/12/18. Your bike will then be prepared and shipped out on Friday 21/12/18 on a 24 hour delivery service as standard to arrive Monday 24/12/18 (or upgrade to Saturday delivery for peace of mind, and get your bike on Saturday 22/12/18!) This is only available on bikes in-stock at their main warehouse, please check lead times in the basket before proceeding.
It's worth noting they don't state the charge for the delivery of bikes ordered with such a short timescale.
Tweeks Cycles last delivery dates
Tweeks haven't yet stated their last delivery dates.
Tweeks stock Cube, Kiddimoto, Scott, Raleigh, Ridgeback and Mondraker kids bikes
Leisure Lakes Bikes last dates for getting a bike delivered for Christmas
Leisure Lakes Bikes haven't yet stated their last Christmas delivery dates. They stock the ever popular Whyte kids mountain bikes
The Little Bike Company - Woom bikes
Wheelbase last delivery dates
The last date for Fed Ex delivery of in stock bikes from Wheelbase is 1pm Friday 21st December. This will cost you an extra £25 or £30 depending on whether you want it delivering on the Saturday or Monday (Christmas Eve).
Your local bike shop
Don't forget your local bike shop - the unsung heroes of the community. They could well come to your rescue, although be aware that if they don't have the bike you want it stock, then they too will be at the mercy of delivery dates and stock availability from their supplier.
We hope you've not left it too late, and that you manage to get your bike in time for Christmas delivery. We'd love to know what bikes you're treating your family to this Christmas - do please leave us a comment below.
Other articles you may find useful:
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- The best 14" starter bikes for ages 3 and 4 years
- The best 16" wheel bikes for 4 and 5 year olds - Christmas 2018
- The best 18" wheel kids bikes
- The best bikes for 6 and 7 year old kids (20" wheels) - winter 2018
- The best kids 24" wheel mountain bikes - Christmas 2018
- Best 26" wheel kids bikes - last stop before an adult bike!
- A bike – the best present you can give your child this Christmas
- Cheapest Frog Bikes – where to buy for Christmas
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