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 that can deliver to me quickly???”  It’s a question we’re getting asked a lot at the moment.  When cycling was one of the only allowable activities during lockdown it seems that the UK’s entire stock of kids bikes was bought up in a couple of weeks!  Whilst kids bikes are slowly coming back into stock, some retailers have stock listed that isn’t available until part way through 2021!

This has left lots of parents and grandparents frantically searching around for the perfect bike for their child / grandchild – and when it’s needed urgently for a birthday this can be a bit stressful! Here’s our recommendations on where to look:

Where can I buy a kids bike with quick delivery

Where to find a kids bike with quick home delivery

In this post we’ll look at some good options for finding an in-stock bike in the UK at the current time, which you can get delivered quickly.

Take a moment to GRAB YOUR FREE KIDS BIKE BUYING CHECKLIST which will help you record all the information you need to find the perfect bike for your child. 

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Lease a kids bike with The Bike Club

At the moment one of the best places to get hold of a kids bike is The Bike Club.  If you’ve not heard of them yet, they’re revolutionising the way you own your child’s bike.  Rather than buying outright you pay a monthly subscription in return for a bike.  When your child has grown out of it, you simply return the bike, and upgrade to the next size up.  They have a number of different quality kids bike brands available, including Frog, Forme, Islabikes and Squish.

You can choose from a new bike or a reUsed bike and they have balance bikes through to large mountain and road bikes.  As well as taking away the hassle of buying a bike, it’s also great for the environment as each bike gets sent out many times.  They will even buy old Frog and Islabikes from you to add to their fleet.

UPDATE: Friday 29th January 2021 - After the Christmas rush The Bike Club are now quite well restocked with both new and used bikes.  They've added this link which takes you to bikes ready for dispatch if you need a bike quickly. 

===> LEASE A KIDS BIKE VIA THE BIKE CLUB

 

Best kids bike retailers for showing in stock bikes with clear (and hopefully quick) delivery dates

These are our recommended retailers who clearly show you to show their in-stock kids bike options with estimated delivery times before you have to start keying in all your personal details.

Tredz – check in stock kids bikes and delivery dates – we love Tredz “Instock” check box which saves so much time when searching

Chain Reaction Cycles – check in stock kids bikes and delivery dates– CRC have similar checkbox which is so helpful

Leisure Lakes Bikes – check in stock kids bikes and delivery dates 

Tweeks Cycles – check stock levels and dispatch times

Wheelbase – check stock levels and dispatch times  

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Specialist kids bike retailers

There’s a number of specialist kids bike brands and retailers who are doing their best to keep up with demand at this really busy time.

Where can I buy a kids bike with quick delivery?

At the time of writing Black Mountain Bikes have stock of most of their bikes, although some more popular colours are selling out.  The 18″ KAPEL and 20″ wheel HUTTO were shipping within 5 to 8 days and the smaller SKOG within 10 days when we last checked.  They have totally sold out of the smaller PINTO and will have none in stock until next year.

Black Mountain growing bike

 

Hornit have been in touch to say that they’ve sold out of their brand new AIRO balance bike but you can pre-0rder now for when their next shipment arrives. It was due on 22nd December 2020.

Woom Bikes are slowly coming back into stock in most sizes, so check them out – but hurry as they’ll go quickly!

Islabikes have stock of some colour / size combinations, and operate an email notification system if they’ve sold out .    If you really need an Islabikes quickly, then read this article

 

Your local bike store

Stocks of kids bikes are very low in lots of bike shops, but it’s well worth checking to see if your local ones have got anything in the size you need, or are able to order in quickly.  Many are now operating on an appointment only basis, so give them a call first.

Where to buy the best kids bikes now

 

Second hand kids bikes

With such a limited number of new kids bikes available at the moment, buying second hand makes real sense.   A secondhand quality kids bike is always better value than a really cheap new kids bike, and if you can find on local you can often pick up the next day.

Click here to see a selection of secondhand quality kids bike brands we recommend

For other ideas on where to find second hand kids bikes read our article The best places to buy a second hand kids bike

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