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. 


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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:

Voodoo Nzumbi 26" 2022

The best kids mountain bikes under £500(ish) 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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Islabikes kids looking over wall at Mill

Cheaper alternatives to Islabikes

There’s some good quality brands at a lower price now available – we look at the various options

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Kidvelo Rookie 14 kids bike

Kidvelo to release two new balance-to-pedal bikes

Popular bike brand Kidvelo are launching two new balance-to-pedal kids bikes. The Rookie 14 and the Rookie 18.

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Two kids riding mountain bikes with an adult

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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Frog city bikes riding

Frog Bikes launch kids city bikes – just not in the UK!

Here at Cycle Sprog we’re often asked for advice on where to get a really good quality kids sized city bike suitable for children cycling the school run. The step through frame and upright riding position of a city bike are great for urban riding, particularly for those wearing school dresses and skirts. Imagine my…

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Hoozar Balance Bike

Hoozar Balance Bike – First Look

Hoozar! If you don’t recognise this name it’s because Hoozar are a brand new entrant in the wonderful world of kids’ bikes. Here at Cycle Sprog we do love a new bike brand launch and we’re very excited to have been sent one of their balance bikes for a ‘first look’. The Cruz 12 inch…

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