What is a balance bike? It’s a no pedal kids bike! LittleBig bikes 2019

Why is there no pedals on that bike?

A question I’ve been asked many times recently as though the pedals had somehow been forgotten and left on the shelf. As soon as I explain that they’re intentionally been left off so the child can learn to balance first, the commenter normally gives a knowing look, as though they’ve seen the light.

The origin of the balance bike

LittleBig little balance bike green bundleInvented by Karl Drais in 1818, the Dandy Horse was the first […]

By |2019-12-02T23:41:10+00:00September 21st, 2015|General, Learning|

Top ten tips for getting your child started on their balance bike

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Parents often ask us the best way to get their child started on their bike. Like a chick who’s learning how to fly from the nest, some kids will take to a balance bike straight away, whilst others may need more help and encouragement. This guide works for all kids bikes out there, not just the LittleBig bikes. Here’s our top ten tips that will get your little one started in no time:

1 – Location, location, location

An open area free from distraction will […]

By |2019-10-23T13:08:06+00:00August 18th, 2015|General, Learning|

Update: The LittleBig bikes are coming…again!

Trying out the LittleBig balance bike

It’s been a topsy turvy few months here at LittleBig bikes.

As many of you may have seen, our bikes were destroyed in a warehouse fire in April. It was truly gutting to lose them so soon after starting but we were determined to bounce back as soon as possible. We received lots of support through customers and friends alike and are now well on our way to getting up and running again.

A new batch of bikes had been ordered a […]

By |2018-11-16T12:10:18+00:00July 29th, 2015|General, Newsletter|

How do bikes stay up?

Ever since I was a kid I wondered how bikes could stay balanced, even without the rider. We often used to do “ghosty” races where we’d roll our bikes down the hill by themselves and seeing which one went the farthest before toppling over. I always thought it was the spinning wheels that kept the bike stable, but as this interesting video shows, it’s actually a combination of things. Enjoy!

By |2019-07-25T12:17:33+00:00July 23rd, 2015|Learning|