So, you’ve given in and finally agreed to get your child a bike, and they’ve promised to look after it, keep it clean and be good forever. So far, so good. You might have gone online and done a bit of research. So far, so… confused.


Children’s bikes may be smaller, and little ones may not be racking up the miles that adult weekend riders are, but you may be surprised to find that there’s just as much choice out there as you get with adult bikes.

So, how do you begin to narrow it down? Well, the same rules apply in terms of the overwhelming benefits of choosing a thoughtfully-designed, expertly-crafted machine rather than a cheaper, built-not-to-last toy. Our advice is to simply pick a great brand, such as Frog Bikes, and go from there. With an expert brand you know you’re getting something safe, long-lasting, and with research-led design. With each model created specifically for an age group or stage of life, it’s also really easy to find the right one for your child.

Just remember, the age recommendations are largely decided by the bike’s dimensions, so make sure to factor in your child’s height and, most importantly, get them to try it out before buying.

2-3 year olds

Frog Tadpole Tour de France Balance Bike

This special edition Tour de France themed model is the perfect first bike for your toddler, introducing them to the basics of riding a bike by helping them learn the essential skill of balance. It’s lightweight, easy to manoeuvre, and comes with all the safety features you need for ultimate peace of mind.

5-6 year olds

Frog 52 Lightweight Kids Bike

A fantastic, all-purpose bike which, thanks to adjustable handlebars and seat post, will grow with your child. It’s perfect for roads, pavements, towpaths and forest trails so you’ll get a lot of use out of it.

Frog 52 Single Speed

The Single Speed is ideal for a taller child who hasn’t quite learnt to cycle yet. It acts as two bikes in one (Balance and Pedal Bike) so they can learn to balance before moving on to pedals.

11-14 year olds

Frog 70 Track Bike

This super-light bike is ideal for that in-between age; its lightweight frame means your child will have more control over balancing, pedalling and stopping, improving their confidence and teaching them the lifelong skill of cycling.

13-14 and over

Frog 78 Lightweight Youth Hybrid Bike

Part of Frog’s Push The Limits range for older riders, the Youth Hybrid is another excellent multi-purpose, geared model for slightly older teenagers. They can use it for riding about the neighbourhood with friends, going to school, or flying down forest trails at the weekend - with a pannier attachment option they can also easily carry books, sports kit, or endless snacks...

Looking for more information? Read our golden rules for buying kids’ bikes here, or take a look at all the Frog Bikes we have in stock. If you’d like to discuss anything further, we’re always happy to talk through your specific needs - give us a bell on 01563 526800 or email us at