Family Cycling Podcast – Balance Bikes
Welcome to the Family Cycling Podcast Balance Biking Episode.
Cycling dad of two Alex BB and Cycle Sprog's very own Karen Gee chat about how great balance bikes are for children who aren't yet pedalling.
They are joined by Karen Wood, who has been a leading light in the UK's balance biking community, and who has recently launched the KidsVelo brand of balance bikes.
In the show notes below you can find links to all the products referenced in the podcast.
Family Cycling Podcast - Balance Biking
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02:37 - Stabilisers vs balance bikes
05:23 - Buying a balance bike
09:24 - Interview with Karen Wood from Kidvelo - setting up a balance biking business - twice!
20:25 - Balance Bike recommendations
22:09 - Brakes on balance bikes
23:10 - How to use a balance bike
27:46 - Secondhand balance bikes
31:14 - Balance bike accessories
Listed below are the products that we mention in the podcast.
Some links contain affiliate links, which is how you can help us to keep the podcast going, as we'll get a small commission for each sale.
We'd love to hear your experiences of using balance bikes, so do please drop a comment in box below.
Alex and Karen
Black Mountain - balance bikes that convert into pedal bikes
Bike Club - lease a balance bike for a small monthly fee
KidVelo - Karen Wood's company specialising in balance bikes
Hornit AIRO - very lightweight balance bikes
Second hand balance bikes - there's a really good market in second hand quality balance bikes - whether you're buying or selling
Strider Bikes - the bikes Karen Wood started out with
Vitus Nippy - great value, lightweight balance bike
Balance biking accessories
Carribob Strap - for carrying a balance bike when it's not in use
Handlebar tassles - for adding fun to your balance bike
Kids sized cycle helmets - good idea if your child starts to go further and faster and may come off
Tigo Gloves - come in small sizes for little hands
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Alex and Karen
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