Monday brings the start of The Big Pedal 2017.
The Big Pedal is the UK’s largest inter-school cycling and scooting challenge that inspires pupils, staff and parents to choose two wheels for their journey to school. Over 475,000 pupils have already registered; is your school taking part? You can find out more here.
Riding a bike is a great excuse (not that you need one) to get your little one into pedal power! Plus, riding trikes and bikes from an early age encourages strong motor and balancing skills in your little one, as well as being loads of fun! Bikes help keep your child active, so that they are less likely to become overweight in early life, and to set up a positive enjoyment of physical activity as they start to grow up.
There are different types of trikes, balance bikes and pedal bikes – which one is best for your little one? Check out our guide to trikes, balance bikes and pedal bikes.