Are Balance Bikes More Popular Than Training Wheels or Stabilisers?

When I was growing up, it was every child’s dream to get a bike for Christmas, or a birthday. These days, bikes face stiff competition on Christmas and birthday lists from mobile phones and gaming consoles, but they still remain hugely popular. In this post I’ll look back at the history of balance bikes and […]

Why to not use Stabilisers on your bike

10 reasons NOT TO use stabilisers on your kids bike

I recently saw two kids cycling together at the local BMX track; one was on a traditional pedal bike, the other was on a balance bike. While the kid on the balance bike had no trouble with the bumpy gravel surface, his friend kept toppling over and getting stuck on the humps. Although he was enthusiastic and […]

LittleBig bike rider about to pedal for the first time

How to teach your child to ride a bike confidently & safely

Learning to ride a bike is one of life’s big milestones, something parents and children will remember forever. Kids these days are learning to ride younger than ever. I was 5 when I got my first bike and 6 when I took off my stabilisers (which was a scary experience), but that was before the […]

balance bike versus kids pedal bike with stabilisers

Balance Bike VS Stabilisers (Training Wheels). Which is Best?

Like most of you reading this, I learned to ride a pedal bike using stabilisers (a.k.a training wheels). I remember getting my first bike for my 5th birthday and the joy of taking it out on the path while I pedalled along. I also remember the day when my parents took the stabilisers off and […]

Little balance bike with brakes

Balance bike with brakes – why your child needs them.

If you’ve been shopping around for balance bikes you’ll no doubt be dazzled by the array of shapes and sizes out there. Some balance bikes have no brakes, others just a rear brake and in the case of the LittleBig, both front and rear brakes. So, which is best? Is it better to have brakes […]