Hoy have revamped their Bonaly and Meadowmill kids' bikes, promising "the best kids' bikes in the UK at a highly competitive price".
Sir Chris Hoy plays a part in the development in all Hoy's bikes, and they're available exclusively at Evans Cycles. The two models updated are the Bonaly flat bar bike and the Meadowmill drop bar road bike.
The Meadowmill is named after the cyclocross circuit that Hoy grew up racing around in his youth, and it's designed to be able to tackle varied terrain. The frame is lightweight aluminium and all cables are internally routed, with the full bikes coming in at 8.69kg and 8.81kg for the 24" and 26" respectively. They come equipped with Shimano Claris 8 speed shifters, a 36t 1x chainset (all Hoy kids' bikes are 1x for greater simplicity) and 11-34 cassette. Other kid-friendly features include a low bottom bracket area to provide a lower centre of gravity and make it easier for the rider to put their foot down, and a geometry that's fine-tuned for increased confidence and comfort.
The Bonaly comes in sizes 16", 20", 22", 24" and 26", with hydraulic disc versions available for the largest two. The frame has been completely redesigned and the components are also child-friendly, with 1x setups and hard-wearing tyres featuring throughout the size range. As part of Evans Cycles’ partnership with British Cycling’s HSBC Go-Ride Scheme, thousands of Hoy Bonaly bikes will also be supplied for coaching sessions in schools up and down the UK in a push to get kids cycling.
Prices start at £260 for the 16" Bonaly, rising to £465 for the 26" version. The Meadowmill is £460 for the 24" and £480 for the 26" bike. All sizes are available now on Evans' website - click here to check them out.
Arriving at road.cc in 2017 via 220 Triathlon Magazine, Jack dipped his toe in most jobs on the site and over at eBikeTips before being named the new editor of road.cc in 2020, much to his surprise. His cycling life began during his students days, when he cobbled together a few hundred quid off the back of a hard winter selling hats (long story) and bought his first road bike - a Trek 1.1 that was quickly relegated to winter steed, before it was sadly pinched a few years later. Creatively replacing it with a Trek 1.2, Jack mostly rides this bike around local cycle paths nowadays, but when he wants to get the racer out and be competitive his preferred events are time trials, sportives, triathlons and pogo sticking - the latter being another long story.