kids bikes

Buying a kids bike

Here at Cycle Sprog we're here to help you find the perfect bike for your child.

We don't sell bikes ourselves - we independently review and recommend bikes (and we do sometimes get a commission if you buy which allows us to keep doing this!).

We only feature quality kids bikes that will last several children, which we've either ridden ourselves or which have been recommended to us by other keen cycling parents.

Our various articles on the best kids bikes for different ages  will help you decide which bikes you should be considering for your child and your budget - plus where to buy your final choice from.

We'll also help you through the process of deciding whether to buy a bike (either new or second-hand) or lease one.

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. 


AFFILIATE DISCLOSURE:   When you buy through links on our page we may get a small commission if the retailer has an affiliate scheme. You can find out how this works in our affiliate policy. Thanks for supporting us in this way! 

What type of bike are you looking for?

If you already know what type of bike you’re looking for, you can go straight to our recommendations for each type of bike:

The best kids bikes for all ages

Kids bikes are sold according to their wheel size (in inches).  Small starter bikes (12″ to 18″ tend to come without gears) and 20″ wheels and over you can add in gears to make getting up hills easier.

If you’re not sure what type of geared bike you’re looking for, then we always recommend a good quality hybrid bike.

We’ve selected the best kids bikes in each size to help you find that perfect bike.  We’ve included new, secondhand and lease options so all budgets are covered.

Not found what you’re looking for?

If you’ve not found the perfect bike just yet, then here’s all our bike related articles for you to browse through:

Small pedal bikes

Buying your child their first (or second) pedal bike is such an exciting experience.  We’re here to help guide you through the process so you can  be confident that you’re getting a bike that your child is going to love riding. We’ve lost count of the times parents have told us their child “just doesn’t…

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Podcast Mountain Biking with Kids

Family Cycling Podcast – Mountain Biking with kids

How do you start mountain biking with your kids? And what happens when they get better at it than you? Just two of the topics discussed in this episode of the Family Cycling Podcast

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Puky Eightshot FS 275 front suspension kids bike

Puky and Eightshot Bikes now available at the Bike Club

New kids mountain bikes and pedal bikes are available to lease at the Bike Club for a low monthly subscription

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Group photo of six children of different ages on Bike Club bikes ranging from balance bike through to larger 26" wheel bike. All available to lease or rent on a long term susbscription

Should I subscribe to Bike Club instead of buying a kids bike?

Leasing kids bikes is gaining in popularity . But how does it work, how much does it cost and is it suitable for your family?

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Forme Cubley 18 kids bike full review

Forme Cubley 18 kids bike review

Our mini reviewer and her dad puts the Forme Cubley 18″ through its paces.

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How to measure your child's height for a new bike

How to easily measure your child for a new bike

Measuring your child before you buy them a new bike is really important to help make sure you’re buying a bike that will fit them and they’ll love riding.  A properly sized kids bike is crucial to the safety and enjoyment of cycling – buy one that’s too big and they’ll be nervous and won’t…

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