Yearly Archives: 2017

What do I mean by ‘good quality’ bikes?

  Weight, Gearing, Fit for Family/Purpose.  Weight – Your child isn’t as strong as an adult – or even a teen  – give them a hand and allow them to ride something light.  Recently in a school program we came across a bike that was 22.5kg, now considering the 11yo owner  was approx 40kg, this bike was more than half his body weight – think of yourself having to ride such a bike. It will be hard and the child will struggle and COMPLAIN – go lighter weight for your sanity!! A VERY loose rule of thumb that I’ve worked out…

It’s a Balancing Act

Seeing your children (or even grandchildren) ride around the park or getting out with them on a bike is one of those activities that leaves lasting memories for both young and old alike. But how do you transition children who have training wheels to a bike with 2 wheels and give them the cycling skills and confidence that are so important and valuable? This is a question Ride-a-Bike Right is often asked and like most good things in life it’s all about BALANCE. Balance is the fundamental cycling skill that needs to be mastered before anyone can learn to ride…