Archive for August, 2020

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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The best 16″ wheel bikes for 4 and 5 year olds

The best 16″ wheel bikes for 4 and 5 year olds

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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Choosing the best balance bike for your child – 2020

Choosing the best balance bike for your child – 2020

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

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Best 26″ wheel kids bikes for ages 9 and over

Best 26″ wheel kids bikes for ages 9 and over

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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Where to buy the cheapest Frog Bikes – October 2020

Where to buy the cheapest Frog Bikes – October 2020

It’s rare to find Frog Bikes reduced, but I’ve been trying to find where are the best places to buy a Frog Bike this month

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The cheapest kids bikes – October 2020

The cheapest kids bikes – October 2020

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 kids bikes 2020 – our pick of the very best

The best kids bikes 2020 – our pick of the very best

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

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The best bike for a 1 year old toddler – 2020

The best bike for a 1 year old toddler – 2020

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

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The best bikes for 6 and 7 year old kids (20″ wheels)

The best bikes for 6 and 7 year old kids (20″ wheels)

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

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Big balance bikes for taller children

Big balance bikes for taller children

For taller children who have outgrown a standard 12″ wheel balance bike, there’s a number of larger balance bikes available

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The best 14″ starter bikes for children aged 3 and 4 years

The best 14″ starter bikes for children aged 3 and 4 years

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 kids 24″ wheel mountain bikes ages 7 to 10 years

Best kids 24″ wheel mountain bikes ages 7 to 10 years

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

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The best balance bikes as recommended by parents

The best balance bikes as recommended by parents

We asked a group of parents to tell us which balance bikes they liked the most – here’s the results

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The best 18″ wheel kids bikes for a 5 year old

The best 18″ wheel kids bikes for a 5 year old

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 12″ wheel first pedal bikes for ages 2 years and over

The best 12″ wheel first pedal bikes for ages 2 years and over

Buying your child’s very first pedal bike is such a milestone – and you want to make sure you’re choosing the best bike for them. There’s a bewildering range of kids first pedal bikes available, so in this article, we look at the various 12″ wheel kids bikes suitable for children aged about 2 and…

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Best kids 26″ wheel mountain bikes

Best kids 26″ wheel mountain bikes

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

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The best 24″ wheel all purpose kids bikes for ages 7 to 10 years

The best 24″ wheel all purpose kids bikes for ages 7 to 10 years

If you’re going to be looking for a bike for a child aged between 7 and 10 years of age you’re probably looking for a bike that can be ridden further and faster than their previous bikes.  By this age, most children are able to pedal and change gear by themselves and are starting to…

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The best rear bike seats for toddlers and small children – Summer 2020

The best rear bike seats for toddlers and small children – Summer 2020

The Cycle Sprog pick of rear bike seats – there’s one for every budget

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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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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 mountain bikes under £500 with 26″ and 27.5″ wheel size

The best kids mountain bikes under £500 with 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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The best full suspension kids mountain bikes

The best full suspension kids mountain bikes

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

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The best kids 27.5″ wheel mountain bikes – 2020

The best kids 27.5″ wheel mountain bikes – 2020

27.5″ wheel kids mountain bikes are a relatively new concept – here we look at the best deals available

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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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Best kids 20″ wheel mountain bikes for 5 and 6 year olds

Best kids 20″ wheel mountain bikes for 5 and 6 year olds

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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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 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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Kids cyclocross bikes for the 2020/21 season

Kids cyclocross bikes for the 2020/21 season

Cross season is here – time for a new bike!

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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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Best kids road bikes for Summer 2020

Best kids road bikes for Summer 2020

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

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It’s here….the 2020 Tour de France kids guide

It’s here….the 2020 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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10 things you need to know before buying a balance bike for your toddler

10 things you need to know before buying a balance bike for your toddler

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

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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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Cycling with older kids who have a disability or special needs

Cycling with older kids who have a disability or special needs

There are lots of options for children who don’t use a two wheeled bike. From balance bikes to adapted trikes, we take a look at what’s available

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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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Tredz Bikes discount code for Cycle Sprog readers April 2020

Tredz Bikes discount code for Cycle Sprog readers April 2020

Check out the latest deals on kids bikes and helmets at Tredz

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Choosing the best cargo bike for your family

Choosing the best cargo bike for your family

I’ve been test riding some of the best cargo bikes for transporting a family – here’s how I got on

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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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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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Buying a kids mountain bike – things you need to know

Buying a kids mountain bike – things you need to know

If you’re thinking of buying your child a mountain bike, check out our top 7 things to look out for

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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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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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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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for loads more news “like” Cycle Sprog on facebook and check our Twitter feed

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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let's cycle
England, family friendly cycle routes, let's cycle

York Solar System Cycleway

York Solar System Cycleway

Ever fancied cycling to Mars? You can - the York Solar System cycleway will take you on a ride that is out of this world!

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Discounts

Where to buy cheap Islabikes – 2020

Where to buy cheap Islabikes – 2020

If you're looking for a bargain, here's a few hints and tips

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kids bikes
bike advice, kids bikes

Help! Where can I buy a kids bike with quick delivery?

Help! Where can I buy a kids bike with quick delivery?

"Help!  I urgently need to buy my child a bike - where has one in stock?"  is a question we're getting asked a lot at the moment.

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kit reviews, reviews

Mini Hornit kids cycle helmet review

Mini Hornit kids cycle helmet review

Will these helmets make helmet wearing fun? Our two reviewers put them to the test

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advice & guides
advice & guides, kids clothing & gloves, Winter

The best children’s winter cycling gloves – 2020

The best children’s winter cycling gloves – 2020

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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cycling to school, cycling with kids

The best bike lights for kids – Winter 2020

The best bike lights for kids – Winter 2020

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

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bike reviews, reviews

Vitus 20+ review – a plus wheel kids bike

Vitus 20+ review – a plus wheel kids bike

Find out how much fun our 8 year old reviewer had testing out the Vitus 20+ kids bike

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September 10th
2020 book reviews, news

Limited edition A to Z animal alphabet mountain biking book

Limited edition A to Z animal alphabet mountain biking book

The great new A to Z book helps teach young kids their alphabet and their mountain biking skills at the same time - learning has never been such fun!

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book reviews

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 ...

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kids clothing & gloves, Tour de France

The best kids cycle race replica jerseys

The best kids cycle race replica jerseys

Here's our pick of the very best kids cycle race replica jerseys

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