How to pick the perfect bike for your kids Christmas present

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Fun, healthy and exciting, there’s no denying that bikes make fantastic Christmas presents. However, with so much choice out there, it can be difficult for parents and carers to know where to begin when choosing the perfect bike to go under the family Christmas tree.

From balance bikes to tricycles, BMXs to racers, there’s a huge choice out there for kids of all ages. To help you find the perfect two-wheeled gift for your active offspring, here’s a quick guide to selecting the perfect Christmas bike.

How to pick the perfect bike for your kids

Learner cyclists

If your little ones are just beginning to get to grips with cycling, a balance bike or tricycle is probably your best bet.

Balance bikes help kids learn to balance, they won’t go too quickly and are very durable and in fact, most parents prefer balance bikes. However, tricycles can be fantastic too and all you’ll really need to consider when selecting a model is the size of the bike and how quickly your child may grow out of it.

Six to eight-year-olds

There is a huge range of bikes available for six to eight-year-olds including mountain bikes, hybrid bikes, cruisers and bikes with BMX style frames, all of which range widely in design, size, and complexity.

The first thing you’ll need to do before selecting a model is to work out what size of the bike is best for your child. If you’re not sure how to do this, retailers like Halfords can provide you with help and advice when it comes to making the right decision.

Eight and over

Once your child has mastered balancing, changing gear and cycling safely, you have a wide choice of bike frames, styles, and designs.

For kids that like to go off road and cross country, mountain bikes are thought to be the best option, whilst those daredevils who like to work on tricks and skills will love a BMX.

Choosing the perfect bike for your child this Christmas does not need to be difficult. There are lots of retailers in the market who are more than willing to help you find the right make, size and colour to make your child’s Christmas one to remember.


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