what age do you move them onto an isla or similar?
When Miriam was about 3 I bought a pink ridgeback balance bike. it was heavy as fuck and she hated it. She loved her Olie scooter from 3 - 4. I loved her on her scooter, Fountain road descent - yeah no probs Dad. Her scooter and toddle bike were a piece of piss to carry around. A balance bike when they throw a spack? Less so.
Isla was 4 I think.
Miriam went Toddle>Balance (FUCK THAT DAD)>Scooter>Isla (stabilisers, then no stabilisers)
(The stabilisers vs no stabilisers thing. MIENFIELD)
But it's all dependent on them. They may hate bikes.
It's better to give them something light. Because it'll be you carrying it around mainly.
There are at least three dads on here who've bought / used toddle bikes for their kids.
At least one never used a balance bike.
At least two are competent bike riders (that I've seen).
At least one got themselves ready to race this year and completed the Tour de Penge.
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