Everything tagged with kids

Blog post: Polaris Mini Hoolie Glove, £18, www.polaris-apparel.co.uk

The Hoolies certainly provide good warmth when out in near zero degree temperatures. The gel padded palm area is comfortable, while silicon print grips give the wee one added control over steering and brakes. The gloves cover the wrists nicely i...

Blog post: Bell Tater, £24.99, www.bellsports.com

The Tater ‘One-Step’ fit system promises to make fitting a doddle, with no faffing with fore/aft ear adjustment as this is set for you. You just turn the micro-adjust buckle under the chin. What’s nice is the rear of the helmet...

Blog post: Polaris Junior Aqualite Extreme, £35, www.polaris-apparel.co.uk

With its taped seams, stormflap, chinguard, quality features and materials this jacket has a decidedly grown-up feel. It worked well in light rain, the zips ran smoothly and elasticated cuffs and drawcord hem kept our young rider snug and dry. F...

Blog post: Bell Faction Paul Frank, £35, www.bellsports.com

This is a scaled-down version of the skate-styled adult Faction bike helmet — what the cool kids wear. Bell have teamed up with American cartoonist and fashion designer Frank for a range of lids featuring his unique artwork — this on...

Blog post: Bobike Poncho, £19.99, www.greyville.com

Without a rain jacket, waterproof trousers or boots children risk a soaking while stranded in a child seat. The Bobike poncho slips over both seat and child so that water doesn’t pool in the seat. It covers both body and legs and is suitab...

Blog post: Bobike Mini+, £70.95, www.greyville.com

Front seats are common-place on the Continent but less so over here. An advantage is that the child can see where they’re going and it’s easier for you to talk to them than when in a rear seat or trailer. Steering isn’t really ...

Blog post: Scoot Beginner, £99.99, www.madison.co.uk

The Scoot Beginner balance bike does exactly what it suggests by helping children from 18-months-old learn to balance a bike by walking astride the low standover frame. Children then quickly progress to sitting on the saddle and scooting along, ...

Blog post: AT1 trailer, £249.99, www.madison.co.uk

The single-seater aluminium AT1 is a top of the range adventure trailer — there’s also the AT3 alloy two-seater for £219 or the  ST3 steel two-seater for £169. It hitches onto the rear axle of any mtb or road bike an...

Blog post: Adams Trail-A-Bike, £134.99, www.fisheroutdoor.co.uk

Even if your child can cycle their own bike they may not have the distance in their legs for a longer family ride. The Trail-a-Bike is suitable for children from 4-6 (up to 38.5kg) and with its singlespeed freewheel it gives them the option to d...

Blog post: Ridgeback MX14, £119.99, www.ridgeback.co.uk

The MX, available in both 14in or 16in (£129) wheel sizes for over-3s, provides the next step up from a balance bike or trike. It’s singlespeed and can be used with or without stabilisers. The bike has alloy V-brakes with short reach...

Discussion: Where in London do you feel safe riding a bike with children?

At Mayor's Question Time recently Boris Johnson was told of a family who'd complained of difficulties getting from their home to one of his carfree Skyride events because the roads weren't at all inviting. The Mayor responded by saying that famil...