getting started

Welcome to Cycle Sprog – the home of family cycling!   We’re so glad you’ve found us, and hope you find our website useful and inspiring.

We realise it can be a bit overwhelming when you start out trying to find information about cycling with kids – what ever age they are (this was why we set up the website in the first place)

Here’s a selection of our best articles for each of the different stages of cycling with your child, to get you started.

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FAQ’s

Here are some of the most common questions we get asked about family cycling:

Advice on buying a kids bike

Buying a kids bike can be quite a confusing experience – especially if it’s your first time.  Do you buy new or secondhand, or what about a long term lease?  Which brands will your child enjoy riding? And how much should you spend?

Cycle Sprog is here to help demystify the process for you – why not browse our advice articles and then take a look at our recommendations in the correct size bike for your child.

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. 

Pulling or carrying your child with you on your bike rides

If your child is too small to ride their own bike there’s a great range of options you can choose to get out cycling with them.

Whether you’re looking for a child’s bike seat, trailer, cargo bike or a way of pulling their bike behind yours we’ve got loads of advice to help you get out there and enjoy the ride.

Kids cycle helmets

A cycle helmet can help keep your child safe on their bike, but there’s more to it than just plonking any old helmet you find lying around on their head.

It is really important to make sure it fits properly, meets the appropriate safety standards and is being worn properly.

Advice for families with additional needs

Cycling is a great activity for all families to enjoy together.  If your child has additional needs there are an increasing number of options available to help you on your way.

Boy wearing white cycling helmet not wanting to ride his bike

Help! Why doesn’t my child want to ride their bike?

It can be very frustrating if your child doesn’t seem to enjoy riding their bike (especially if you’ve just bought them a new one!). I’m often asked by parents what they can do to get their child cycling more, so in this article, I’m going to be exploring some of the main reasons children don’t…

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Keeping warm on a bike seat, cargo bike or in a trailer – great ideas to keep the cold at bay

Enjoy some fun this winter with your child in a bike seat or cargo bike – just make sure your little one is wrapped up nice and warm.

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Best 16" kids' bikes: A girl standing over her 16 inch woom Automagic bike, in front of a brick wall

How much do I need to spend on a bike for my child?

Unsure on how much you should spend on a kids bike? Overwhelmed by bike details and prices? Don’t worry, we’re here to help!

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Smiling young girl in yellow cycle 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 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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Is it safe to cycle with my baby in a sling or papoose?

Can I cycle with my baby in a sling, papoose or baby carrier?

Baby Wearing is becoming more and more popular. What are the safety and legal implications of cycling with your baby?

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