If you’re trying to teach your kids how to ride a bike, balance bikes are one of the best ways to start. They’re just like regular bikes, but they don’t have pedals.
Kids can sit on the seat and walk along the ground with the bike. Once they get more confident, they can lift their feet off the ground and glide on two wheels.
Pedal-less bikes are ideal for kids 2yrs and up. In terms of sizing, the bike must be small enough for the rider to be able to walk whilst sitting on the seat. Our balance bikes have adjustable height handlebars too. Meaning, you can adjust the bike to your child's size as they grow.
Manufacturers understand that children are still developing their muscles and coordination too. So, no-pedal bikes are designed to be lightweight and manoeuvrable.
Moreover, the absence of a drivetrain (chain, gears, pedals, derailleur, freewheel) means less oily parts to make a mess in the car.
Browse our shop and buy one of our great value balance bikes today.
No-pedal bikes are ideal for learning to balance and ride on two wheels independently. Much better than training wheels. Training wheels help you learn to pedal and steer a bike, but that’s not the hard part. The hard part is balancing.
Balance bikes help kids learn how to lean with the bike, countersteer and gain bike control. Training wheels prevent the lean, which delays learning bike control. Becoming dependent on them is a bad habit too.
You may have heard them called strider bikes, glider bikes, running bikes, toddler push bikes, or even a dandy horse.
The dandy horse was the first balance bike invented. It was made in 1817. They haven't made much noise since then though. In recent years, however, they have gained popularity as a way to learn to ride.
The most important thing is that kids have fun on a balance bike whilst learning essential coordination skills. It’s a great way to start them young and build confidence with simple progressive steps.
Make sure kids are safe with a helmet and pads. If it’s your first order with us, you’ll get 10% off the price of your balance bike. If you’re unsure which pedal-less bike is right for you, get in touch. We’re more than happy to give you advice on the best one for your needs.