If you’re aspiring to learn your child how to ride a bike, specialist balance bikes offer the best solution. Here at AW Cycles, we have been providing cyclists in Berkshire with the sales and servicing of high-quality bicycles, parts and accessories for over 30 years. Amongst our selection of bicycles for all the family, we have several balancing bikes that are ideal for any young child to learn how to ride.
A balance bike has been specifically designed for young
children – they contain NO pedals, meaning that there is one less thing for
them to learn. By the time they’re big enough for their first pedal bike, they
would have already perfected the balancing aspect – bypassing the need for
Other great reasons why you should use a balance bike to learn your little one to ride, include:
There are two parts to riding a bike – balancing and pedalling. For most people, the pedalling is easy enough – it’s the balancing that’s difficult. Get that aspect right first and your child can transition to a pedal bike with ease. As balance bikes do not have pedals, the rider only has to focus on the balancing, making the learning process easier for them. A balance bike also lets the rider to use their feet to stop, steer and turn; giving them more control, as well as the confidence to keep riding.
The seat on a balance bike is a lot closer to the ground than on a regular pedal bike, so if the rider does fall, they won’t have far to go. Also, the bike can only go as fast as your child can push – so they’ll always have a natural control over their bike (and you won’t have to worry about any high-speed crashes!)
Aside from being adept at learning toddlers how to ride, another reason why many parents choose balance bikes is that they are great to build coordination and strength in their fast-developing children. The bike’s design will encourage them to use their arms and lift their legs when moving forward – fine-tuning their motor skills, coordination, agility and strength.
Regardless of age, if there isn’t a degree of fun (or achievement) to be had from exercise, we will quickly lose interest in it. Learning to ride a bike is a great way to get children moving, learning and having fun – the thrill they’ll experience when they move will help them to enjoy riding; developing the healthy habit of exercise for later in life.
As balance bikes are compact, they are easy to store and transport. Light to pick up and small enough to place on the backseat of a car or store away, they’re a mightily convenient way for parents to encourage their child to ride.
The range of balance bikes we have on sale here at AW Cycles
have been chosen for their abilities to combine high-quality functionality, with
the overriding need for safety. All our children’s bikes are made from
lightweight yet sturdy frames – making them easy to manoeuvre, yet sturdy
enough to negotiate hard ground. The brake arms have been top-mounted to avoid the
rider’s feet catching, while there’s a safety steering lock installed to
prevent oversteering. Each balance bike also contains quick-release seat posts
(no tools required) for easy height adjustment, as they grow and become more
Why not take a look around our range of children’s bikes for yourself? Click on each product for more information, including specific sizings and technical information, etc.