Kidvelo: Designed For Kids, Built for Adventure!

A child’s first bike is far more than just a bike. It opens up a window of adventure and exploration! We take seriously our responsibility for ensuring our bikes will make your little ones’ first experience a complete success.  Kidvelo are on a mission to teach every child that wants to learn regardless of their ability. Gary and Karen Wood. UK

Kidvelo Bike Founders Karen And Gary Wood, and Jester the dog!

Who are the people behind Kidvelo?

Kidvelo® Bikes founders are from two family businesses; both the former official Strider Distributors, based in the UK and Australia. The two couples had clear ideas born from having taught children to ride, distributing thousands of balance bikes and listening to customers for over 40 years between us.

Frustrated by a lack of top-quality, well-designed bikes in the UK, that were affordable for parents and kids wouldn’t outgrow quickly, we made the leap from distribution to manufacturing our own bikes in 2019. Our years spent observing how thousands of children rode bikes drove us to make better bikes from the wheels up!

Bikes that save you significant money; by performing both as a balance bike and as a pedal bike.

Kidvelo Prototype getting tested by a family

What we did to improve on our bikes!

We needed to make some changes to the frame design. The Kidvelo Bikes have a higher handlebar by design, as it is easier for young children. Increasing the wheelbase length to give more space can accommodate growing children better. Making the lightest bike available whilst simply adjusting seat height wasn’t sufficient in our mind; we also needed to include top-quality components.

Kidvelo bikes offer the most comfortable riding position to enable kids to ride with less effort and manoeuvre with ease and greater control. Threadless sealed headsets, kid-specific saddles, small-diameter grips, handlebars, appropriately sized cranks, protective sealant; we could go on. They will handle anything a kid can ask of them. All this comes in a brightly coloured, lightweight frame so kids can fall in love with biking just as you did!

Unfortunately, it took longer than we hoped due to the global impact of Covid.

In November 2021, Kidvelo launched in the United Kingdom.


Launching Balance Bikes you add pedals to!

We know kids are expensive! We have two of our own, and whilst they are now teenagers, they were the reason we started this journey back in 2009. After successfully introducing balance bikes, we discovered we had created two riders! To keep them rolling we kept having to replace outgrown bikes. We were determined that Kidvelo Bikes should be rideable for at least two, if not three years.

What if we could make a bike that would turn any child from being a beginner to a pedaling pro? Using the same bike!

A bike that performs as a balance bike and as a pedal bike. That adjusts enough to give longevity of use with no compromise on performance or quality.


Podcast Family Cycling Balance Bikes

Listen to Karen chatting with Cycle Sprog on the rise of balance bikes over her 14 years in the industry. Why she got into the industry and what it’s like to launch a new balance biking company..twice!


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As the customer: You should feel 100% confident in every aspect of your purchase, including feeling satisfied with the item(s) you’ve chosen, secure throughout the checkout and transaction process, final delivery to your home promptly, and comprehensive aftercare.

The products: We take great care in the design and manufacturing quality of our kid’s biking products that we genuinely believe in. We stand by our bike quality and apply quality controls to ensure only the best products go out the door. We offer a world-class lifetime warranty on our bike frame and forks to give you peace of mind when purchasing Kidvelo.


Occasionally issues will arise no matter how careful we are or what preventive steps we take. It’s not the issue you will remember. It will be how we handled it. If an issue does occur, just let us know, and we’ll work hard to make sure that the problem gets resolved to your satisfaction.

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Learning Early Ltd. Company number 9406785

Chandos Business Centre, 87A Warwick Street, Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, CV32 4RJ (Mailing address only)

Kidvelo Bikes UK, Squab Hall, Harbury Lane, Bishops Tachbrook, Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, CV33 9QB

01926 339107

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