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Learning to cycle on two wheels for the first time

Learning to cycle on two wheels for the first time

One of the most important and confidence building achievements in a child’s life is when they ride a two wheeler bicycle for the first time and realise they can do it. In some cases they get very nervous or scared and panic this makes it harder from them or may put them off a little bit.  I myself remember the day I learned to ride my two wheeler bicycle without stabilisers for the first time my dad ran along side me holding the back of my bike. We went on what seemed like for ages only I didn’t realise he had taken his hands off the bike until he told me. Definetely one of life’s most memorable moments. Try to instill confidence and encouragement to your child and at all costs avoid negative remarks.

This week I took my three boys out with their bikes two of them with their stabilisers removed for the first time I tried pushing my eldest child the way my dad had done. It didn’t work as well or fast as what it worked for me but after a few attempts he started getting the hang of it. And his younger brother copied and behold after 20 mins they where both cycling around the car park in the nature reserve. It was a very memorable moment for me and I am sure it will be for the kids as well. If you are in the process of teaching your child how to ride a bicycle for the first time have patience  with them and don’t make it seem like a big deal to them at least not until they actually get up and running for the first time. Also don’t give up keep trying even if you wait for another day before making another attempt that is also fine..  Good luck  feel free to subscribe to our updates by entering your email on the top right hand side of the page.

Learning to cycle on two wheels for the first time

Mountain Bike For Kids

When selecting a mountain bike for kids there are many different factors you need  to think about. The first thing you need to think about is the age are they just beginners to mountain bikes or have they had a mountain bike for a while. If they are new it is probably a good idea to start off with a slightly lower priced mountain bike. As you do not know how much they will use it plus the fact that they will probably grow out of it quite quickly if they are very young. If on the other hand they have had a mountain bike for a while you can now determine how much use the bike will get. What will it be used for E.G. cycling down the road to the local shops, going for long trips in the forest or competitive mountain biking I.E. mountain biking descents, competitive mountain bike races etc.

If buying a mountain bike for your kids all of these factors are critical to buying the right bicycle otherwise you could end up wasting unnecessary money in one of two ways.  Buying an expensive bike that is hardly ever used for cycling, or that your kids grow out of in 6 months. Then you have to go out and buy another bike again soon after. Or if you buy a bike that is low price and not a high enough quality your child will maybe have an accident when something breaks, Lose their competitive edge in races due to inferior mountain bikes or just end up having to go out again in 6 months to buy a better quality bike as the one you bought is not up to standard.

You really need to balance up all these situations before deciding on a mountain bike for kids. It is also important to check the reviews of the bikes as well. If 10 people gave a mountain bike a 2 star rating check why and if so you better look at some more bikes before making your final purchase decision. Many people don’t even look at the ratings or comments I think this is rather foolish as if the gears on 10  peoples mountain bikes gave way after 3 months likely hood is if you buy the same model of bike it will happen to you too.  From the other perspective if 10 persons bought a bicycle and gave it a 5 star rating and had no mechanical failures for the first two years the same probably will be likely for you if you purchase the same make and model of bike.

So make sure you look at the mountain bike reviews as well before making that final decision we will be adding lots of new mountain bike for kids reviews over the coming months in order to keep up to date with them make sure you enter your email at the top right hand side of this page and confirm your email our updates will be sent out to you every two weeks.