Learning to ride a bike with dyspraxia

If you are reading this then its probably because you or one of your children are the 1 in 10 of the UK population that has some degree of dyspraxia.

Children with conditions such as dyspraxia have issues with coordination and balance. For some, the skill of learning how to ride a bike is just too difficult. The results of trying are they can become scared after one too many accidents, or worse feel belittled by using stabilisers when others there age are zooming around them.

Family bike rides for all abilities Family bike rides for all abilities

We feel that Strider have come up with a solution for people with dyspraxia

A 16" balance bike for kids aged 6 -12 years. The strider 16 balance bike takes the same principle that we use on the toddlers - ie a bike with no pedals that can be controlled easily, and propelled using their feet to learn how to ride safely but super sized it.
The bike is super light at just under 8kg. It has a caliper brake that slows the rear wheel, but with no pedals to confuse the kids can get the hang of it very quickly. Better still it looks like a regular bike and has been voted "cool" by the kids to the point kids that can already ride are opting for this one as a stunt bike.

We have some videos of the bikes in action and have received some great testimonials from parents who have seen their children increase confidence but perhaps more importantly ride a bike with a big smile on their faces.

If you would care to have a look at it - more info can be found here  and we would love to hear your comments

I am a former medical rep with years of experience of working with children's disability teams so if anyone wants to talk over what contraindications or the suitability of the bike please feel free to give out my number 01926 339107. Many thanks Karen

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