Bike riding is the first love of every child; their first taste of freedom and the great sense of achievement. Nearly all of us can remember our first bike as a child and the happy memories it brought.
Finding and buying an amazing first bike for your child is not so difficult but what is challenging is to teach your child to ride their first bike without stabilisers or for them to make the transition from balance bikes safely. Balance bikes are great to learn the balance bit but when you throw in the peddles as well as the concept of “keep pedaling whilst looking forward and steering” it can very quickly become overwhelming for a child and set them back; sometimes reverting back to stabilisers
Today however most parents realise that using stabilizers on a child’s bike will most likely make it more harder for that child to learn to balance on their own when they try and switch to bikes without stabilisers . What both kids and parents need is something to replace the stabilisers and help make learning to ride first bikes for kids easy, safe and enjoyable for all. So if you are planning to gift your child a great bike but are worried about helping him/her to learn to ride it; then don’t worry as we have the perfect replacement for stabilisers.
BikyBiky Kids Learn to Cycle Harness has been specifically designed by our Dutch team of designers to help children who are either moving up from balance bikes or switching from stabilizers, to ride their first big bike safely and easily.
By simply putting your child in one of our BikyBiky Kids Learn to Cycle vests when they start learning to ride their new big bike; parents can simply hold the padded handle attached to the back of the harness and help maintain the child’s balance and assist with slowing down and avoiding any obstacles.
In the event of any mishaps you can simply lift up your child and prevent them from falling or getting tangled up with the bike. This way your child’s experience of learning to ride their first bike will be exciting, enchanting and pain-free. It is a great way for parents and children to bond and will massively boost their confidence.
GET RID OF THOSE STABILISERS!!
So it’s time to learn to ride your bike?! Moving up from your Balance Bike? Finally ditching those stabilisers?!Well we’re going to show you how easy it is, just grab your BikyBiky Kids Cycle Harness, follow the instructions and pictures below and you’ll have it mastered in no time at all, safely and with loads of fun!
Make sure that your BikyBiky Kids Cycle Harness fits tightly around your body using the Velcro strap and ensure the safety strap clicks into place and is pulled tight enough to take up any slack. No need to over tighten!
Mum or Dad – Start by firmly holding the handle on the back of the Kids Bike Harness.Walk upright next to the bike and try and let your child find their own balance.
Pay attention to your child’s position. Make sure they are sat straight and are looking forward and not downwards!
Do not push! Let your child determine their own speed.
Do intervene if things go wrong! Simply lift up your child safely.BikyBiky Kids Cycle Harness can hold a weight of up to 50 kilograms (7½ Stone) so don’t hesitate to prevent those nasty falls. Less falls equal more confidence and more fun
When all goes well, your child will take control themselves automatically.
Hold the handle more loosely and even let it go every now and again but stay nearby and alert and ready to act! You will be able to feel how well your child is balancing
Keep practicing little and often, building confidence and soon your child will be able to cycle with ease.
You can continue to use the BikyBiky Child Cycle Harness once they have mastered cycling to help with braking, down hills, inclines and along busy roads – keeping them safe.