D has been talking about getting Lucas a balance bike for Summer. So when, Toddlebike offered to send* Lucas a bike, I thought it was perfect timing.
Toddlebike2 is a unique “Pre-Balance” bike, £23.95, suitable for toddlers as soon as they can confidently walk (usually around 18 months). They are widely accepted by cyclists and the cycling media as being the best first step towards independent riding. They are suitable for use inside and outside which means plenty of time to practice with no pressure and purely at the pace of the toddler.
As you can see in the video, Lucas loved it from the moment he registered what it was and that love hasn’t faded away. This bike is his go to toy every time. He tried taking it to the bath with him as well as putting it in bed with him! Thankfully, he compromised and parked it up by the wardrobe until morning. When he gets ready to go out, he immediately goes to get his bike, there is no option of going out without it now. It doesn’t take up much space though so it is easy for popping in the boot next to his pram.
He has found it really easy to use and can go a good distance on it. The compact design and slim wheels has made it simple to learn how to steer and balance. When he has had enough of riding, he picks it up and walks with it. It only weighs 800g so it isn’t a struggle for him to carry and its also easy for me to carry if I do end up carrying both Lucas and the bike.
I am really impressed with it, I can’t fault the quality or design at all and I love that it hasn’t been overpriced. It is something that the majority of parents will be able to afford.
All materials are CE-approved, TUV certified, and manufactured in Europe. It also comes with a 3 year no-quibble guarantee , that is very impressive for the price! The plastic design is easy to clean, Lucas has had it out in the rain and insisted on riding it through grassy areas and I have managed to remove it all easily.
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