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Keeping kids motivated: Fun activities and games for cycling

Keeping kids motivated: Fun activities and games for cycling

Keeping kids motivated: Fun activities and games for cycling

We're all about igniting the passion for cycling in our little riders! Let's delve into a world of exciting ways to keep those budding cyclists inspired and eager for biking adventures!

1. Obstacle course extravaganza

What's more thrilling than a garden or park obstacle course to ride or glide around? Set up cones, hula hoops, and creative challenges. Turn it into a timed race or a friendly family competition to pump up the excitement! 

 2. Scavenger hunts on wheels 

Why not try a scavenger hunt for your neighbourhood cycle ride? Spot a supermarket, a bus stop, or a playground along the way and check them off the list as you go. Not only will it help with teamwork, observation and decision-making skills, but it also will make learning and cycling even more fun!

 

Download the ‘See the City in a new light scavenger hunt list >>

3. Decorate & ride  

Unleash creativity! Host a bike decorating session with vibrant streamers, stickers, and fun accessories. Then, parade the streets displaying the new bike artistry - a celebration of imagination on wheels!

Discover the world around you! Plan rides to nearby parks or nature trails. Encourage kids to observe and document nature's wonders, from birds and insects to diverse plant life. It's a biking adventure intertwined with a lesson in nature!

 

View our ‘How to spruce up your kid’s bike blog for more ideas >>

4. Nature explorer tours  

Discover the world around you! Plan rides to nearby parks or nature trails. Encourage kids to observe and document nature's wonders, from birds and insects to diverse plant life. It's a biking adventure intertwined with a lesson in nature!

 

Check out our blog ‘Connecting with nature through family cycling’ for more inspiration >>

5. Theme ride adventures  

Embark on themed rides! Become pirates, superheroes, or space explorers! Dress up accordingly and let your imaginations soar! It's more than just a ride; it's an immersive adventure through their imagination! Imagine superheroes flying through tunnels or explorers tackling forest trails in safari gear!

6. Skills and drills 

Once your child has mastered balancing and pedalling a bike, then it’s the perfect time to encourage them to learn some new skills and drills to challenge them. Balance beams, narrow bridges, makeshift tracks, slaloms, drifting, cornering and one-handed pedalling can all add to the excitement!

 

Check out our ‘Top 10 bikes skills for kids to learn’ blog >>

7. Get on your bike challenge 

Take your child on an exploration, with cycling-themed challenges to help encourage them to spend more time on their bikes. From racing around a pump track to riding through the longest tunnel you can find.

Download the ‘Get on your bike challenge’ activity sheet for fun biking tasks >>

Remember, it's not just about pedalling; it's about exploring, discovering, and experiencing the joy of cycling together!  

Let's keep the cycling spirit alive and pedal towards exciting adventures!

 

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Frog bikes cater to children aged 18 months to 13 years and beyond, encompassing a diverse selection including balance, first pedal, hybrid, road, track, city, and mountain bikes. 

 

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Building confidence: Overcoming fear in kids cycling

 Overcoming fear in kids cycling

Introduction 

Cycling is not just a mode of transport or a form of exercise; it is a remarkable achievement for many children. Learning to ride a bike marks independence and freedom. The moment a child learns to ride a bike is an amazing milestone for both kids and parents. However, for some children, it can be a daunting and awkward experience. Fear and uneasiness can be barriers that prevent some kids from fully embracing the joy of cycling. In this blog, we explore effective ways to help kids overcome their fears, build confidence, and enjoy cycling.

 

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Cardiff Council advances kids’ cycling with Frog Bikes

Cardiff Council advances kids’ cycling with Frog Bikes fleet scheme

Cardiff Council, a forward-thinking local authority in Wales, has been placing fleets of bikes across schools throughout Cardiff as part of The Cardiff Schools Bike Fleet Scheme.

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Taking kids cycling in the City: Tips for safe and fun urban riding

Taking kids cycling in the City: Tips for safe and fun urban riding

Cycling is not just a means of transportation; it's an adventure waiting to be explored. When it comes to urban environments, the thrill of riding through the bustling streets can be incredibly exhilarating, especially for kids. At Frog Bikes, we're all about promoting safe and enjoyable cycling experiences for young riders. In this blog, we'll share some valuable tips to help parents ensure their kids stay safe and have a blast while cycling in the city.

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The benefits of being part of a cycling club

The benefits of being part of a cycling club

Being part of a cycling club is not just great for adults, but for children too. With fuel prices having increased and better weather returning, what better way to travel than to cycle. Not only is it lighter on the pocket but excellent for being greener and improving mental well-being - and that goes for kids as well!

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Towing kids bikes: How to ride longer with kids

Towing kids bikes: How to ride longer with kids

For those of you who have been lucky enough to be enjoying regular family rides recently you may be finding that everyone is ready and excited to ride a little further. Maybe you’ve started to plan a ride to a local park or forest to enjoy a picnic? But what do you do if the way there was enough and tired legs don’t have the energy or inclination to pedal back again?

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