Special Needs Bikes

Special Needs Bikes For Kids of All Abilities

Too often, people with cognitive or developmental disabilities have been unable to ride a bike. They were perhaps told by doctors and other health care providers that they would never be able to ride a bike. However, with the proper cycle and a proven learning method, this is changing!

For several years now, parents of children with special needs have been approaching us. They tell us how life-changing balance bikes have been for their children. Suddenly, a child that had previously been sitting inside while the other children rode their bikes is now riding right alongside them, grinning from ear to ear.

Kidvelo’s range of durable, lightweight bikes develops the skill of balance, and this provides a means for inclusive social interaction and play while developing and learning new skills.

Kids of all abilities can experience riding a bike with special needs bicycles. Adaptive bikes are specifically designed for people with physical and developmental disabilities. They offer an enhanced sense of freedom and mobility to those with Autism, Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, and more. The problem for children is that an adapted bike can highlight their struggles rather than letting them have fun alongside everyone else. Bikes without pedals, that are walked along with feet, strengthen limbs, improve coordination, and teach balance, improving mobility in an accessible way.

If traditional pedalling is difficult, you can also get bikes without pedals for older children to learn balance, control, and steering up to eight years. With the right assistive products, all kids can benefit from the fun and exercise of a relaxing bike ride.

More than Just a Bike!

Our range of Lightweight bikes is also proving to be FUN tools for Physio Therapists and teachers alike! What used to be tedious exercise has turned into a game of riding a bike! Several Occupational and Physiotherapy therapists have told us they are skipping the special needs equipment and are using our bikes instead. Children aren’t even aware they are still performing an essential range of motion, flexibility, strengthening, endurance, balance, and many other body mechanic skills by simply riding a balance bike!

It’s Never Too Late To Start To Learn How To Ride a Bike

At Kidvelo, we want all children to have an opportunity to experience life on two wheels. Our range of lightweight bikes is the perfect blend of safety, performance, and FUN, without the weight and complications of pedals. A balance bike promotes a natural, safe method to learn to ride without training wheels or stabilisers.



Special needs bikes

When working with a child that has additional challenges, flexibility is the key. So imagine a bicycle that you can use to improve balance, strength and coordination and that is super light to help children with low muscle tone but allows development through becoming a rider. The 2-in-1 bike, available in two sizes from Kidvelo is perfect.

If the child is showing signs that they could transition to pedals, then you can easily add them onto the same bike and try! It is easy to remove the pedals again if required.

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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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