There is something so exciting about buying your child their first bike. It evokes all kinds of memories from our own childhoods. For a child the gift of a bike is almost magical. Their first two wheeler represents another of childhood’s hurdles to be conquered and a link in the chain that brings them closer to that far-off world adults inhabit. Whether you are stripping rust off a junk shop find, or unveiling a sparkling new marvel from the bike shop, you will love the look on your child's face when they encounter a bike that is all theirs. So how do you go about making such magic happen?
Even for experienced riders, cycling with kids will be a new challenge. You’ll need new knowledge, skills, gear and, most importantly, attitude. This blog will help if you are uncertain and need convincing, help with motivation, or a compelling case to make to your partner. Read on to discover how riding a bike can benefit your health, your family and your community and what kids think about it. And the key benefit and reason to cycle? …...because it’s FUN!
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