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Cycle Sprog Road Trip 2 – Seattle traffic and onwards to Portland

Seattle and Portland are the next stops on our road trip – would a heat wave, forest fires and a foot injury ruin our plans?

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Islabikes Imagine 20 kids bike

From Imagination to Reality – the Islabikes Imagine 20

After months of looking at photos, I finally got my hands on the new Islabikes Imagine 20 when it made its first public appearance at the 2017 London Bike Show on 16th February 2017. Regular Cycle Sprog readers will know that the Imagine Project aims to create a fully sustainable kids bike that will last generations. It’s…

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Islabikes Imagine Project 20" prototype

Islabikes Imagine 20 – a first glimpse of the prototype

Is this the future of kids bikes?

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Claud Butler and Islabikes balance bikes

Stablisers or balance bike? Why one family used both

Stabilisers or balance bike? One family tried both – here’s how they got on

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Rice pedals and curved frames – the Imagine Project starts to take shape

Last month here on Cycle Sprog we featured an interview with Isla Rowntree about the Imagine Project.  Isla Rowntree is the founder of Islabikes, the quality kids bike manufacturer based in Ludlow, Shropshire, and has embarked on a mission to transform the way children’s bikes are manufactured. The Imagine Project aims to design, manufacture and rent…

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Children’s bikes – what’s so good about Islabikes?

Islabikes are one of the most influential bike manufacturers. Find out more about this quality brand

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Interview: Isla Rowntree has imagined the future of kids bikes

Isla Rowntree has a dream – to change the way kids bikes are made. She told Cycle Sprog why the Imagine Project is so important for our children’s future

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Early Rider Recycled 3-in-1 balance bike and trike at 2016 Cycle Show, NEC Birmingham

The 2016 Cycle Show was balance bike heaven!

It’s the one you’ve all been waiting for….. our annual round up of balance bikes from the Cycle Show

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The Islabike Pro Series on display at the 2016 Cycle Show

Islabikes Pro Series – first encounter at the Cycle Show 2016

Each year, the UK cycle industry has two main shows that provide retailers, manufacturers and distributors a platform with which to wow the ticket buying public with their latest and greatest offerings.  Some products may be a rollover from last year, others given a slight makeover, with a nip here and a tuck there. And finally, there…

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Islabikes Project Imagine - redesigning how a kids bike is made

Islabikes Imagine Project – the dawn of a new era?

Have you ever stopped to consider what happens to a kids bike when the owner has outgrown it? Some (the better made and longer lasting type) may get resold on Ebay or passed on to siblings and friends, but eventually the vast majority will end up in landfill.  Same as virtually everything else we own – as a…

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