BBC coverage of the Strider Balance Bike Racing Championships 21/08/13 . These races really give toddlers to 5 year olds the chance to gain fantastic experience and develop a life time love of being on two wheels.
Shanaze Reade, “Balance bikes are a great way to get toddlers and young children riding at a younger age than ever before. You just have to see their faces when they’re on their balance bikes zooming around and you know they love it. It is these early experiences that will set them up for a lifetime of fun and exercise.
“These events not only give children the chance to ride over some of UK’s biggest and best BMX tracks, but also race against some of their friends. There really is no other way for toddlers as young as 18 months old to get the experience of riding at a major event. It’s an amazing opportunity."
Strider Balance Bike Racing is open to all abilities, from 18 mths to 5 years inclusive.
Only Genuine Strider Balance Bikes are to be used as some other brands are just not up to the task, or are so heavy its not fair on the child to compete against the light weight STRIDER bikes. Strider's are available to rent on the day at Strider racing events so no child needs to miss out.
Kids need to be able to get around the course on their own - parents can be stood 1m behind them on the start line. The 2 yrs and under can have a little more help at the beginning if required.
All that is required to come Strider racing is a Genuine serial stamped Strider 12" bike, knee and elbow pads and a correct fitting helmet that meets UK safety standards...oh and enthusiasm!