Welcome to Cycle Sprog! We're here to guide you through the wonderful world of cycling with kids.

We've been reviewing, recommending and writing about kids bikes and family cycling since 2012.

So whether you're a beginner bike rider or seasoned cyclist we're here to get (and keep) you pedalling - whatever the age of your child.

Looking for a new kids bike? Use our fabulous search to find the best bike for your child from all the leading brands.  You can even choose their fav colour!

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Dad and daugher on a bike ride, stopped to look at some cows

Thule Yepp 2 Maxi Rear Seat Review

Cycle Sprog put the Thule Yepp 2 Maxi rear seat to the test, 10 month old Robyn and her parents review its features- they love it!

boy riding the woom OFF AIR 5 mountain bike

woom OFF AIR 5 Review

Review of the woom OFF AIR 5 children’s mountain bike, our tester loved the lightweight design, high spec components and air suspension.

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About Cycle Sprog

Cycle Sprog is a website all about cycling with kids, which husband and wife team Chris Jones and Karen Gee set up in 2012.

The idea for Cycle Sprog emerged out of frustration at the considerable time they were spending online trying to find cycling solutions to each time one of their two boys grew.

When we were moving from a trailer to a tag along and front seat combination we were moaning about how little information there was online for parents who want to cycle with their children.

We realized just how much time we’d spent over the years searching for honest advice and finding places to buy all the equipment, clothing and accessories so the idea of creating a family cycling website aimed specifically for parents was born.

It's just kept on growing, along with our boys!

The Cycle Sprog family in 2012 - Cornwall Coast to Coast route Karen Gee and Chris Jones

Cycle Sprog recommendations for Santa

Here's our top picks on where Father Christmas's elves can go to get the perfect kids bike this Christmas!

Tredz - best choice of recommended kids bikes

Frog 44 Kids Bike


Tredz are having a sale with up to 39% off kids bikes, plus they have a really clear website which shows which bikes are in stock for Christmas delivery- but don't hang around, last Christmas delivery is only guaranteed on orders made before 23:59 today (Tuesday 19th)!

They stock a huge range of quality kids bikes and brands including many of our reviewed and recommended brands such as Frog, Specialized, Cube, Giant and Squish.

They also offer free delivery and 0% finance, plus have great Trust Pilot scores. We often buy our own cycling kit from them, and have put their 365 day returns policy to the test (after 360 days!)

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Hornit Bikes

yellow balance bike

Hornit make some of the lightest balance bikes around and a range of well thought through pedal bikes for older children- as well as a range of snazzy helmets!

Here at Cycle Sprog we've reviewed the AIRO balance bike and our 2 year old tester LOVED it!

The last shipping date before Christmas is the 20th at 12pm- so get shopping!

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Decathlon - value for all ages

BTwin 16 inch wheel kids bike from Decathlon

If you're looking for a reliable bike at a keen price then check out the B'Twin range at Decathlon.

There's different levels of specification for each model so there's something to suit all  budgets and riding styles.

And you can get additional savings if you go for a "Second Life" bike - great for your bank balance and great for the environment too!

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Kidvelo - best for learning to ride

Kidvelo Rookie 14 balance and pedal bike

If your child is too big for a traditional 12" balance bike but hasn't yet learnt to ride, then the Kidvelo Rookie 14 or 18 are great choices.

Kidvelo have confirmed they are shipping all week, but not able to 100% guarantee delivery in time for Christmas day.

They start in balance bike mode, so your child learns the key skills of balance, steering, moving at speed and braking.

When they've mastered this you simply add the easy-fit pedal and chain set to convert it into a pedal bike.

Kidvelo bikes are also particularly recommended for autistic and neurodiverse children.

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Bike Club - lease a quality kids bike

Group photo of children riding bike club bikes

Join the Bike Club to get access to a top quality kids bike that you can swap for the next size when your child grows. The affordable and low-hassle way to get your child on the right size, top-of-the-range bike.

They only stock quality kids bikes such as Frog and Forme bikes with prices starting from £4.99 per month for a balance bike.

Bike Club

Welcome to Cycle Sprog – the home of family cycling. Whether you’re a cycling novice or a passionate expert we are here to help you keep pedalling with practical advice and recommendations what ever age your child.

One of the joys of cycling with children is that they are always growing and able to go further and faster, so we have loads of advice to cover pregnancy through to the teenage years.

Happy cycling!

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