I know many of you will be thinking of buying your child a bike for Christmas.  Without knowing what you’re doing, you can walk into a minefield of heavy, poorly built cheap and nasty bikes that will deteriorate rapidly and end up in the skip.  Be prepared to spend a little bit more for a bike that will be safe and that you’ll be able to pass on to siblings later, or sell on.  Or, some manufacturers run a ‘buy back’ scheme. So cheaper in the long run!

Take a look at this excellent article written by Cycling UK.  Please drop me a line if you have any queries.

http://www.cyclinguk.org/article/cycling-guide/right-size-bike-child