There’s nothing more amazing than seeing your child’s face light up at the sight of a brand new bike, a bike they’ve wanted for ages, full of bright colours and wrapped in a large box. When it comes to getting the right bike, there are endless choices overflowing out of different corners of the internet.
In the post below, you’re going to be able to delve into our much-loved and ever-popular Gingersnap Bike Range, available in balance bikes, all the way until late childhood. This range of kids bikes comes in a large variety of modern and exciting colours, plus there are some great features!
The Gingersnap Range
Our Gingersnap range is a variety of children’s bikes, suitable for children starting at the age of 2, until the age of 11. Of course, the age range can vary depending on your child’s height, the smaller they are, the smaller the bike they’ll be able to choose. We have a great size guide available!
Keep scrolling to find out more about our incredible Gingersnap range, as well as some added extras at the bottom! They come in a wide range of modern colours, suitable for everyone.
Gingersnap Balance Bike
The Gingersnap Balance Bike is the first of many from our Gingersnap children’s bike range. As this is a balance bike, you’ll find this bike has no pedals and also has a lightweight bike frame. This is so your child can push themselves along using the bike which will help them learn to balance before moving to the real thing.
There are plenty of bikes for toddlers available but this has a pop of colour, adding some fun and excitement to their first bike!
There are various colours available for this classic bike, these are, Blossom Pink, Duck Egg, Cerise, Yellow and Mint Green.
If you’re looking at purchasing this bike for your child, here is some key information you’ll need to know before you click buy!
- Suitable age: 2 - 4 years
- Inside leg measurement: 30 - 40cm
- The bell: Chrome steel Ding Dong Bell
This bike comes in one size and you’ll be able to buy this bike at the starting price of £109.
Gingersnap 12” Wheel
The next size up in this exciting child’s bike range is the Gingersnap in 12” wheels. This is the first bike in the range that is available with pedals (also known as a pedal bike), coming in five beautiful colours, you’re bound to find this is the perfect bike for your child!
The colours this bike is available in are, Pink, Yellow, Mint Green, Duck Egg and Cerise. This bike, like above, is perfect for children in the younger age ranges, ideal once they’ve learnt how to properly balance.
Here is all of the useful information you’ll need before purchasing this bike:
- Suitable age: 2 - 4 years
Inside leg measurement: 33 - 43cm
The bell: Steel silver Ding Dong Bell
This bike comes with stabilisers which are perfect for those children who might still be unsteady whilst riding and you’ll be able to buy this bike at the starting price of £189. (delivery charges will occur)
TIP: It's always important to make sure the adjustable seat is the right height for your child so they can ride comfortably and in the correct position for riding.
Gingersnap 16” Wheel
Next, we have the Gingersnap 16” wheel bike. Again, this comes in the five beautiful colours of Pink, Yellow, Mint Green, Duck Egg and Cerise. This beautiful Bobbin bike is ideal for children still of a young age but more skilled and taller. Although of course, this depends on the height of your child.
Before you place your order, here’s some very useful information about this beautiful Bobbin bike!
- Suitable age: 4 - 6 years
- Inside leg measurement: 40 - 54cm
- The bell: Steel silver Ding Dong Bell
This bike also comes with stabilisers coming in handy for the kids who are new to riding and you’ll be able to buy this bike at the starting price of £199. (delivery charges will occur)
Gingersnap 20” Wheel
One of the largest bikes of this extensive range is the Gingersnap in 20” wheels. This bike comes in a range of three different popping colours. These colours are Pink, Duck Egg and Yellow! This bike is also in the style of a Dutch bike, meaning it comes with accessories such as a basket, bell and the chain is covered.
Some great information before purchasing this bike is:
- Suitable age: 5 - 8 years
- Inside leg measurement: 52 - 64cm
This bike is the first in the range to come without a bell or stabilisers but of course, if they’re still needed or wanted, both of these items can be purchased separately. You’ll be able to buy this bike at the starting price of £249. (delivery charges will occur)
Gingersnap 24” Wheel
The next from this beautiful bike range is the Gingersnap 24” Wheel bike. This, much like the others, is in the style of a Dutch bike and comes in Pink, Duck Egg and Yellow. This particular bike is suitable for children in the older age range (or taller).
Here is some handy information you might need when purchasing your bike:
- Suitable age: 7 - 11 years
- Inside leg measurement: 60 - 73cm
This bike also comes without a bell or stabilisers but of course, but, much like the others, comes with some great features of different gears and a wicker bike basket. You’ll be able to buy this bike at the starting price of £279. (delivery charges will occur)
Gingersnap 26” Wheel
The largest of this bike range (with the largest wheel size) is the Gingersnap 26” Wheel bike. This gorgeous bike comes in two stunning colours, one being Blueberry and the other being Duck Egg. This bike is also - like the others - in the style of a Dutch bike. This means the chain has a cover and the bike comes with handy add ons like a bell and mudguards.
This is the newest bike in the Gingersnap range and if this is the bike you’re going for, here’s some helpful and handy information you’ll need:
- Suitable age: 10+
- Inside leg measurement: 66 - 79cm
This bike also comes without a bell or stabilisers but of course, much like the others, comes with some great features of different gears and so much more.
Gingersnap Spare Baskets
This incredible range doesn’t just stop at bikes though. What would a bike be without a bike basket, perfect for all their important stuffed animals and sacks for the trip! This is where the Gingersnap bike basket comes in.
As the bikes above are Dutch-style bikes, they will come with the basket already, however, it’s important to know where you’ll be able to find a spare if you need to!
The Gingersnap Spare Baskets come in three different sizes. These are small, medium and large. Pretty simple right!
Don’t forget to grab yourself some new bike straps too so you’re able to fix the basket onto the bike. We have some great vegan leather bike straps available to be bought alongside this basket.
Our Favourite Kid’s Accessories:
You can’t just stop at a basket and bell! There are so many more amazing accessories you can add to your child’s bike to make the bike even more exciting than it already is. Here are some of our favourite children’s bike accessories so you can add more to your bike!
Bike Basket Garland Craft Kit - This is a great way to encourage your kids to get onto their bikes, they’ll want to show off what they’ve made. It’s also a great rainy day activity that can be added to bikes later on.
Stainless Steel Water Bottle - What better way to encourage your to drink more water than to buy them a brand new water bottle they’ll love taking out on their bike with them!
Handlebar Tassels - If you’re struggling to get them excited about riding a bike, why not try these handlebar tassels. When they’re riding into the wind, they’ll see these colourful tassels blowing in the wind alongside them.
Button Bike Light Set - Buying these gives you the perfect opportunity to teach them about road safety. Giving them this light to add to their bike also makes learning about keeping safe run and colourful!
Kids Bike Lock - The last this anyone wants is their bike stolen, so just like teaching them about road safety, buying this lock gives you the perfect opportunity to teach them about keeping their bikes safe.
Skylark Stabilisers - If your child isn’t quite ready to say goodbye to the stabilisers yet, we have some matching stabilisers available to buy. These are the ones that come with the smaller size bikes in the Gingersnap range and are ideal for the kids who are old enough and ready to try road riding.
Your Child's Old Bike
So now you’ve got everything ready to go and purchase a new bike from this incredible range. But what do you do with your child’s old bike? Here are some helpful tips about where to send your child’s old bike!
Give to charity - Much like adult bikes, bikes for kids are needed and wanted from charity organisations. This is a great way to give back to the local community and those less fortunate without it costing you a fortune.
Sell for parts - If you have parts from your kids bike that could still be used but the bike is in too much disrepair to give away, try selling your bike to a bike shop for spare parts. This is a great way of still earning off a broken or low-quality bike.
Donate to an organisation - There are plenty of organisations around that help fund less fortunate children. Giving the bike to a specific charity is a great way of helping a targeted audience of those less fortunate.
You’re all set! You’ve found the perfect bike for your child, you've added a pop with a colourful design and some fun accessories and you even know what to do with the old one! Now all you have to do is plan an exciting cycling adventure and a fun family bike ride for you all to travel on.