Balance bike for Kids

KIDS BALANCE BIKES

A Balance Bike has no pedals, created to teach young boys and girls the skill of balancing on two wheels. No stabilisers are required, and this method is the easiest way to learn to ride a bike!

 Learn to ride on a Kidvelo Balance Bike

Kidvelo is a UK based manufacturer specialising in lightweight kids bikes. The founders used their combined 40 years of industry expertise, backed by scientific research, to develop the best quality bicycles that make riding fun!

Designed to inspire children to love the great outdoors and develop a lifelong passion for cycling.

Our bikes are suitable for ages 1-year-old to 8-years-old

Toddler 12 Balance Bike

Rookie 12 Balance Bike

Our smallest and lightest bike
For riders 18 months - 5 years old
Rookie 14 Balance Bike

Rookie 14 | 18 Balance Bike

Bikes you can add and remove pedals
For riders 3 - 8 years old
2-year-old Boy on best lightweight bike

Designed to be safe

Kidvelo Bikes are built with riders safety in mind. Super lightweight with kids sized components suitable for the rider’s age. The Rookie range of no-pedal bikes and convertible bikes with removable pedals, exceed safety tests. Kidvelo’s frames and forks come with a lifetime warranty all backed up by our award winning customer support. Tested to CE/UKCA/ EN71 and ISO 8098:2014

To help kids learn to ride and have fun, without needing stabilisers!

kids aged 1 - 5 years riding a Rookie 12 bike

Designed to perform

Our unique confidence-inspiring low frames come with custom kid-specific components. Seat heights are adjustable, as are the riser handlebars with non-slip grips. Toddlers love to ride through mud and puddles, so we build our bottom brackets to keep the dirt out. Alloy frames, threadless headsets and Joytech hubs with silky smooth bearings are standard!

We don’t make cheap bikes, nor do we use heavy steel or plastic components. Built to last years, with a lifetime warranty on frames and forks, ready to be passed onto the next little rider.

Bike Size Guide

What Size Bike does my child need?

Our Kids’ Bike Size Guide will help you decide on the best bike for your child aged between 1-years-old and 8-years-old. We consider frame size, components used and how to measure your child’s inseam to get the correct fit. Discuss if you need a handlebar brake and share our experiences of how children ride.

Adjustable seat heights and handlebars will influence the riding experience and performance so it is important to be able to dial in your bike to suit your child.

We consider how a bike’s geometry and weight proportion to its rider is essential. Tell you the signs you are looking for, as to when they may be ready to transition onto a pedal bike.

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Award winning bikes

The Kidvelo Rookie 12  has scooped TWO top prizes at the prestigious Loved By Parents Awards, 2022.

The coveted Platinum Best Buy Award, and the Best Ride-On for 1-3 years.

The people behind the Kidvelo brand were specialist kids’ bike distributors for over ten years.

We are also the originators of taking thousands of toddlers’ bike racing in the UK. All those years of studying how children interact with their bikes, whether racing on BMX tracks or family bike rides at the park, we developed clear ideas on how to improve design and functionality.

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  • Kazzi
    6 months ago

    Can't get over the quality of this bike, for the price its phenomenal. All the essential features have been carefully considered and included. I especially like the footrests and reach adjustment the bars and stem enable. Height adjustment is easy and the seat post has measurements too which is really helpful. It's so light a 2-year-old can lift it easily. It was so quick and easy to assemble my 7yo built it with minimal guidance. It's a really good looking bike with good quality robust components. I absolutely love it!

  • Liz Chambers
    5 months ago

    What a fabulous little bike. Bought for my niece as a Christmas present. She is 16 months and absolutely loves it. The bike arrived well packaged, instructions were clear and an absolute bargain for the quality. Thank you so much!

  • Hayley
    4 months ago

    My 3 year old loves his Kidvelo Rookie 12. This is his 1st bike and he's taken to it like a duck to water. He is so confident with it and obviously feels safe. The bike is very fairly priced, it was delivered quickly, its lightweight, easy to put together, and the quality is fantastic. My little one loves the chunky wheels and the bell too. I would definitely recommend this bike to anyone who is looking for their child's first bike.

  • Susan Abbott
    3 months ago

    I have recently purchased the Kidvelo Rookie 12 bike for my 3 year old granddaughter. The first thing to note is the website was very easy to use, delivery was quick and within an advised 1 hour time slot.

    The bike was packaged well and was simple to assemble, completed in under 10 minutes with all the tools required provided in the box. The first thing my granddaughter noticed was how bright the colour was, she loved it. After adjusting the seat height to suit she felt comfortable on the bike and couldn’t wait to get started. We took her to the local park and she where she just understood naturally how to use the bike and required limited guidance. Seeing her on the bike after just a few trips out I believe she will get much enjoyment out of using it and set her up perfectly for moving onto the next step.

  • James Kennedy
    1 month ago

    I don’t normally leave reviews, but I’m so impressed with our recent purchase of a Kidvelo bike that I thought this product was worthy of one. The first thing we noticed was the build quality of the product. It’s well made and really sturdy when put together. The black wheels and tyres look great and my little one loves the bright pink colour! I only wish I’d have known about this bike sooner as I would have bought one for my son, who seems to enjoy going on his little sisters bike more than his own! Thanks to all at Kidvelo for making a little girl really happy!

  • Ellie Gentleman
    1 month ago

    Highly recommended Kidvelo Bikes Uk.
    We have the Rookie12 for our little boy. The bike feels super sturdy but lightweight for me to carry around where ever we are going! Super easy to put together my little man even got involved helping me put it together.
    My little one likes the extra features of the foot rest for going down little hills this also really helps with his balance for when he’s ready for the next size bike up.
    As a parent all the extra features with the handle bars and seat as they grow with him so I’m not having a buy a new one weekly is brilliant! “he don’t stop growing “😀
    Also the communication with Kidvelo Bikes Uk was Fantastic and all my questions answered.

  • Nick Jeggo
    3 weeks ago

    A Revelation!
    I work as a cycle instructor delivering Bikeability, Learn to Ride and led rides in the Town Park. I'm also the British Cycling Go-Ride lead at my cycling club. The club has been using a Rookie 12 to help keep younger siblings happy while brothers and sisters attend our sessions.
    The bike has been amazing, a revelation in fact. First of all, it's incredibly light, something that everyone comments upon. In fact, when the bike arrived we wondered if the box was empty!
    The steering has proper bearings, as do the hubs, so everything runs really freely. The MTB type handlebar stem is adjustable and the handlebars are shaped so that the reach can be tailored to the rider. The tyres are proper 12" pneumatic with Schrader (car type) valves and the relatively smooth tread pattern means there's the perfect combination of low rolling resistance and grip. There's a choice of 4 colours, but we have the bright green. You certainly can't miss it!
    I've come across lots of balance bikes, but this one stands way above anything else I've seen. You may find some of the features on other bikes, but the rookie 12 has them all in a brilliantly designed combination.
    Buy quality, your kids will thank you for it!

  • SheLovesBarney
    2 week ago

    I bought a Kidvelo Rookie 12 for my cousin. It’s incredibly light and the quality is fantastic. Delivery was free and the bike arrived the next day. Well packaged and easy to assemble. I totally recommend this bike for kids just starting out.

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