Team Sky have announced they’re launching a range of kids’ bicycles in partnership with Frog Bikes, a company that specialises in producing lightweight bikes for children. Bikes will be priced between £100 and £450 and they'll be available through independent cycle stores this autumn.
The range of bikes, which will be officially launched at the Eurobike trade show in Germany later this month, will include models for children aged 2 to 14-years-old. There will be a balance bike, a first pedal bike, and a choice of road and hybrid models.
“The range will be a leap forward for children’s cycling, offering high-quality, high-performance and stylish bikes which will inspire them to get in the saddle,” says Team Sky.
“As experts in producing and developing kids’ bikes, Frog Bikes has created an impressive range which is superbly designed for young riders," said Team Sky’s Head of Technical Operations, Carsten Jeppesen.
“Frog shares our determination to give children the best opportunity to enjoy cycling. We are delighted they are producing our range, and hope it will encourage more children to enjoy cycling, at all levels.”
With this new range of bikes Team Sky are clearly hoping to inspire a new generation of cyclists, the next Wiggo or Froome perhaps, and with cycling at an all-time high in the UK following the success of Team GB at the Olympics and Sir Bradley Wiggins winning the Tour de France in 2012 and Chris Froome in 2013, there’s an appetite to get more children onto bikes.
Frog Bikes co-founder Jerry Lawson said, "Frog Bikes is dedicated to making cycling fun and accessible for children of all ages, so we're over the moon to be collaborating with Team Sky.
“With our shared passion for performance, design and a love of cycling, we are excited to launch this brand new range of high-quality and lightweight kids' bikes to make cycling more fun for children."
We don’t have any details on the full range at this stage, but we’ll make sure to get a good look at Eurobike later this month.
There is increasing choice for children. Just recently Sir Chris Hoy announced a new range of children’s bikes to add to the already established Hoy Bikes line-up.
More at the Frog Bikes website.
David has worked on the road.cc tech team since July 2012. Previously he was editor of Bikemagic.com and before that staff writer at RCUK. He's a seasoned cyclist of all disciplines, from road to mountain biking, touring to cyclo-cross, he only wishes he had time to ride them all. He's mildly competitive, though he'll never admit it, and is a frequent road racer but is too lazy to do really well. He currently resides in the Cotswolds.