Balance Bikes for Kids - a great way to get started with bikes
There is no better gift or present for a little boy or girl than a balance bike. They are easy to ride, bags of fun, and are prefect for kids who aren't ready for a pedal bike. Balance bikes are usually for children aged from around 2 years (depending on size) up to 5 or 6 years.
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Balance bikes, also known as runner bikes, training bikes or walker bikes, don't have pedals. This makes them very easy to ride, and an instant hit with younger kids. Balance bikes are particularly good for toddlers, who might find a standard pedal bike too tricky. But balance bikes are fun for all young kids, boys and girls alike, and many of the larger steel balance bikes available can be happily used by children up to 5 or 6 years old.
Riding a Balance Bike
Kids don't tend to "learn" how to ride a balance bike. They seem to know instinctively what to do - sit and push with their feet. A balance bike is something that can be enjoyed instantly - there's no time needed to learn to how to ride. The bikes are powered by the rider's feet pushing off the floor, half running, half sitting, speeding the bike along.
Benefits of Balance Bike Riding
When using a balance bike, kids can learn so much about balance and about bike riding overall, very quickly indeed. And in a few years, when they are ready for a pedal bike, their balance bike experience will really help them take to it without any problem at all. They aren't called kid's training bikes for nothing!
Find the Right Balance Bike at the Right Price
Look through the fuller range of Children's Balance Bikes here. We're sure you will find the right balance bike for your special little girl or boy - and at the right price too! Or see our most popular section on the right for some ideas, including the ever popular Wooden Balance Bikes and Puky Balance Bikes. Balance bikes are equally good for both boys and girls, but we have found some great bikes specially for girls, including pink balance bikes - simply the most important colour for a little girl!
Our Balance Bike Price Check
Find the best deals and cheap prices for all the popular children's balance bikes in the UK. Our web site is updated constantly to bring you the best prices available for balance bikes (runner bikes or walker bikes as they are sometimes known). With our price checker, there's no need to go racing around all the different web sites. Everything you need when buying a balance bike is here - compare prices, find reviews, see videos, check the specification - everything! We have included the best balance bikes around, from all the major, trusted Balance Bike stockists in UK.
How to Find the Right Balance Bike
Below are a few ideas of things to look for and things to start you off when finding and buying the right balance bike:
Balance Bike Ideas - How to Choose
If you're not sure which balance bike to choose, then here are some ideas:
Balance Bike by Brand:
Choose from one of the most popular brands, such as Early Rider, FirstBike, Puky, Kiddmoto, and LikeABike. These companies are famous for their quality, innovative designs, and colourful looks that appeal to all kids.
Balance Bikes by Colour:
Balance bikes come in a big range of colours to suit all tastes. In particular, the LikeAbike steel looks and the Kiddimoto "motorbike" bikes come in styles and colours that will appeal to more to boys - after all these are "mini" motorbike balance bikes.
For little girls, pink is THE colour to have. See our pink balance bikes in our selection of popular balance bikes for girls.
Balance Bikes by Style:
Probably the most popular type of balance bike is the wooden balance bike - tough, fun and all natural materials. Kids and grown ups love them. For something a little tougher, see the range of steel balance bikes. Or for something really different, see the Trike Balance bikes, and the motorbike balance bikes.
Balance bikes make the perfect gift for any child, boy or girl, aged around 2 years to 6 years old. But always check the sizes of any balance bike before you buy. If you are buying for a young child, the seat needs to be low enough for smaller children to be able to reach the ground (with shoes on, usually). If you are buying for an older child, the seat needs to be able to go high enough so they feel comfortable enough to be able to push the bike along, rather than have their knees arund their ears!
A balance bike will put a bit smile on any child's face. Get them out and about, burning up that energy - they will love it! Get them a balance bike.