Balance bike for Kids

Kids Balance Bike Specialists

There isn’t much we don’t know about teaching kids to ride bikes with our combined 40 years of industry expertise and teaching experience in the UK. Backed by scientific research, we set out to improve how kids learn to ride.

Kidvelo – Designed to make cycling fun and develop a love of the outdoors!


  Making Learning To Ride Childsplay!

A Balance Bike has no pedals, designed to teach young boys and girls the skill of balancing on two wheels, the key to successful early riding! 

Kidvelo set out to help every child that wants to learn, regardless of the age they start.

 Firstly, the rider won’t outgrow their Kidvelo for several years. Still comparable with top brands in quality but with greater adjustability and better geometry.

Secondly, including the lightest and smallest bikes for 18-month-old toddlers, but not forgetting the older and bigger children, up to 8-year-olds.

Our 2-in-1 convertible balance bikes will turn any beginner into a confident pedaller, without compromise and by using one bike! 

Toddler Balance Bike

Rookie 12

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

Rookie 14 | 18

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 your child’s safety in mind. With quality kids-sized components suitable for the rider’s age.

The Rookie range exceeds safety tests. Tested to CE/UKCA/ EN71.2.3 and ISO 8098:2014

Our bikes are tough enough to be ridden anywhere.

Lifetime Warranty, 30-day no-quibble returns and Free Delivery

kids aged 1 - 5 years riding a Rookie 12 bike

Designed to perform

Our unique confidence-inspiring low frames and alloy forks come with a lifetime warranty. Saddle 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!

Built to last years, we don’t use cheap parts, plastic components or heavy steel and carry every spare part you could ever need!

Bike Size Guide

What Size Bike does my child need?

Our Kids’ Bike Size Guide will help you choose the ultimate fit. We discuss frame size, components used and how to obtain the measurements you need, such as inseam, to get the correct size. Whether you need a handlebar brake, we share our experiences observing 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 and tell you the signals as to when they may be ready to transition onto pedals.

Award winning bikes

Kidvelo Founders have all been in the Kids Bike Industry for over 13 years.

We put all our knowledge into designing the Rookie Bike Range. As a result, Kidvelo is already winning awards!

  • TWO top prizes at the prestigious Loved By Parents Awards, 2022.
  • The Evening Standard ESBest list for 2022
  • Winner in the Right Start Awards 2022

The team behind the Kidvelo brand were specialist kids’ bike distributors and have hosted balance bike racing within the UK since 2010.

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  • Kazzi
    8 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
    7 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
    6 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
    5 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
    4 months 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
    2 months 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
    2 months 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 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!

  • Hanna
    2 months ago

    Wonderful bike for toddlers. Couldn't believe the quality when we got it out of the box - and really decent price compared to competitors. The design is brilliant - my two-year-old got the hang of it really fast and was starting to balance within a couple of weeks off getting it. Highly recommend.

  • SheLovesBarney
    1 month 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.

  • Dorota
    1 month ago

    Very easy to use website, quick delivery and great customer service. Very happy so far!

  • Nikita
    1 month ago

    Wow! Super happy with this
    Really happy with the bike! My three-year-old is zooming around already having never used one before.
    The weight of this bike is astounding, I actually thought I had received an empty box before I opened it up.
    Assembly was very straight forward too.
    Will buy again when we need an upgrade

  • JDP
    2 weeks ago

    I ordered the Kidvelo Rookie 12 after a lot of careful research comparing every bike I could find on the UK market. Of all the bikes available across a very wide price spectrum only the Kidvelo met my key criteria of a low weight, air tyres, a well-designed frame to suit my 20 month old grandson and a sensible price. The bike was delivered today and I could not be more pleased; it is astonishingly light and the manufacturing quality is excellent. I particularly like the ability to adjust the handlebar position to suit my grandson's reach. Overall, the Rookie 12 is very well designed, has an exceptionally low weight and is astonishingly good value. Now, I'm looking forward to my grandson's reaction when we can give him the bike in a few weeks time.

  • Sam Hope
    1 week ago

    The bike is fantastic for our toddler, feels like such good quality and will last a while. I’m also super-impressed with the helmet, which meets fantastic levels of safety!

  • Ben Berryman
    4 days ago

    I wouldn’t think twice to recommend Kidvelo Bikes to my friends or family. We ordered a rookie 12 for our son and I couldn’t believe how fast it was despatched. The bike looks great and is definitely of premium quality compared to other balance bikes on the market. Not only are the bikes great but they have amazing customer service to go with it. Thanks very much Kidvelo Bikes.

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