HAND-PICKED AND EXTRA SPECIAL EVERY GENERATION HAS A WAVE OF BIKE SUPERSTARS – FROM THE TRADITIONAL RALEIGH, THE CLASSIC ‘RACER’, THE LEGENDARY CHOPPER OR BMX, THE BUZZ OF A NEW BIKE HAS NOT FADED YET. by peter skelton, cyclesuk Specialized Hotwalk from £130 Suitable for kids from 2 to 3 years old Balance bikes are a great way to get kids started. By scooting along they can quickly learn the basics of balancing and steering so they are ready to start pedalling as soon as they are big enough. With the Specialized Hotwalk they get a light and tough little bike made from premium grade aluminium. Cuda Blox from £135 Suitable for kids from 3 to 5 The Cuda bikes are designed in the UK and their performance range are used by our partners at Traithlon Trust to deliver triathlon experiences to thousands of kids each year. So we know these bikes are tough. They are also really well sized so they fit nearly all kids we put them on. Available in 12”, 14” and 16” wheel sizes with the smaller bikes coming with stabilisers fitted. 12 THE RIVER MAGAZINE