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What is it

The Strider 20 Sport is a large balance bike for teenagers. By having no pedals the bike is propelled using feet flat on the floor and with nothing complicated it allows all children to learn balance in a safe way and at their own pace. This is ideal for older children just learning to ride, those who are dealing with special needs challenges, and those who are tearing it up at the skate parks and BMX bike parks!

The suggested age is 12 years to adults and the seat height starts at 67 cm to 82cm

Strider also run lessons with qualified instructors and here is the link to find one http://www.striderbike.co.uk/storelocator

 

What our team of testers said

"Great idea for kids who need to learn in smaller steps, this helps them just think about balance and pushing, simplifying the bike riding learning process." - Learning support assistant for children with special needs

"With practice they will be able to be independent which is an outcome that may not have been possible for them with a regular bike." - Learning support assistant for children with special needs

Skills Developed

  • Develops balance & coordination
  • Supports children learning to ride a bike
  • Encourages active play

What our experts think

The Strider 20 Sport Balance Bike is brilliant for building older children’s confidence in riding a bike. We tried the bike out at a school for children with special needs, and found that it was a lovely, accessible way for them to start learning the basics of riding a bike.

This can help children get active, strengthening muscles and improving coordination and encouraging a healthy lifestyle. It also means that children can get some valuable independence and build confidence through mastering a new skill.

It would be even better if...

Some children were confused by the footrests (intended for coasting) and tried to put their feet on them before moving, so they might need an adult to model how to use the bike a few times to get the hang of riding.

Features

  • RRP: £200.00
  • Brands: Strider Bike UK
  • Key Features:
    • No batteries required
  • Array ( [0] => Autistic children [1] => Dyslexic children [2] => Dyspraxic children [3] => Children with speech issues [4] => Children with ADD [5] => Children with developmental delay )
  • Special Needs Autistic children
    Dyslexic children
    Dyspraxic children
    Children with speech issues
    Children with ADD
    Children with developmental delay
  • Toy Types: .Toys
    Ride-ons, scooters, cycles and wheeled toys
  • Types of skills developed: Core stability & balance
    Fine motor skills
    Gross motor skills
    Hand-eye coordination
    Physical & motor skills
    Self confidence

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