Apollo Wooden Balance Bike Blue / Pink £25 @ Halfords
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Apollo Wooden Balance Bike Blue / Pink £25 @ Halfords

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Found 31st Aug 2017
Halfords are running a promotion this weekend, and spotted these balance bikes for a really decent price. Perfect for helping your little one learn to ride a bike, these wooden balance bikes are £25 each. Blue / Pink colours available at time of posting.


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Give your little one an exciting adventure into the world of cycling with the Apollo Wooden Balance Bike! This sturdy balance bike makes a great alternative to stabilisers, as they teach little tykes to balance, lean, and steer. It has grippy tyres, a comfy, height adjustable saddle, soft feel grips, and a handy carry handle so you can pick it up and take it with you for even more adventures.

  • Strong and lightweight construction
  • Easy pick up carry handle
  • Saddle height min: 36cm; max: 41cm

Take a look at our What is a Balance Bike? article to find out why these simple bikes are a great alternative to stabilisers.Apollo Wooden Balance Bike - 7 Extra Info
  • FREE Local Store build
  • OR get it delivered boxed for self-assembly
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s4k1b852 h, 39 m ago

What a waste of money. I suggest buying a propper bike and just taking the …What a waste of money. I suggest buying a propper bike and just taking the pedals off until balance has been mastered. Balance bike..... what a stupid idea.


That's a very ignorant comment. I've worked in the cycle industry for over 10 years and balance bikes are an infinitely better option than stabilisers to ease young children onto pedal bikes.

Think about it. You teach a child on stabilisers, then when you take them off they have to learn how to balance AND pedal. Far better to get them whizzing around on one of these and learning balance intuitively without having to concentrate on anything else. Put them onto a pedal bike after learning on a balance bike and you'll be amazed how quickly they pick it up. I've seen it with both customers and most recently with my 4 year old daughter. Even I was surprised how quickly she took to the pedals - all because she had her balance sorted.

As already mentioned too, these bikes are way lighter than your average kids bike - heavy bikes being an instant fun killer for young legs. Stupid is as stupid does.
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Nice bike, thanks
What age are these good from?
What a waste of money.

I suggest buying a propper bike and just taking the pedals off until balance has been mastered.

Balance bike..... what a stupid idea.
Torkijo2 h, 13 m ago

What age are these good from?

It depends on the height of the child, I'd say minimum 88cm tall.
s4k1b851 h, 17 m ago

What a waste of money. I suggest buying a propper bike and just taking the …What a waste of money. I suggest buying a propper bike and just taking the pedals off until balance has been mastered. Balance bike..... what a stupid idea.


These bikes weight next to nothing and made of lightweight wood.

A bike is made of metal.

Guess which one is easier to control when your 2/3 yrs old?
Seen loads of posts that a balance bike is alot easier for a child to learn than stabilisers
s4k1b852 h, 39 m ago

What a waste of money. I suggest buying a propper bike and just taking the …What a waste of money. I suggest buying a propper bike and just taking the pedals off until balance has been mastered. Balance bike..... what a stupid idea.


That's a very ignorant comment. I've worked in the cycle industry for over 10 years and balance bikes are an infinitely better option than stabilisers to ease young children onto pedal bikes.

Think about it. You teach a child on stabilisers, then when you take them off they have to learn how to balance AND pedal. Far better to get them whizzing around on one of these and learning balance intuitively without having to concentrate on anything else. Put them onto a pedal bike after learning on a balance bike and you'll be amazed how quickly they pick it up. I've seen it with both customers and most recently with my 4 year old daughter. Even I was surprised how quickly she took to the pedals - all because she had her balance sorted.

As already mentioned too, these bikes are way lighter than your average kids bike - heavy bikes being an instant fun killer for young legs. Stupid is as stupid does.
Good bike. Was bought as a gift for our now 4 yr old. He loved it and certainly helped with balance. Blue one was pretty cool looking too.
Balance bikes are brilliant for teaching children to ride bikes
Far better than stabilisers
Great idea for kids , my one year old is learning on one
Can this be purchased under the cycle to work scheme?
GOOD Balance bikes are brilliant for teaching kids balance to get them ready to learn how to ride. Most small children can pedal a trike easily, only kids with balance bikes learn how to balance!

Wooden bikes look cool, and grand parents seem to love buying them - and I my opinion thats where their benefits end. (I guess one other plus for this HUK OP is it is very cheap as a disposable toy). The wooden bikes I've seen kids strugling with are very heavy and have greatly restricted turning circles.

If you want a child to learn to ride early on I STRONGLY recomend getting a strider striderbike.co.uk/
Super light weight, No brakes to get confused with, no stearing/turning restrictions (the same as a real bike)

My daughter when she was about 2 loved zooming down the hills on the way back from nursery every day and learn't to ride her first pedal bike at about 3.5 years old with about 3 hours practice.

There are cheap alternatives to strider - make sure you get something as light as possible though. Most kids bikes weigh more than anything a serious adult cyclist would cosider riding and yet people think it's reasonable to expect kids to manage!

<Sorry for massive post - I care about this a lot - and I don't work for Stider :P but they are very helpful on phone calls>
LordKelly31st Aug

Seen loads of posts that a balance bike is alot easier for a child to …Seen loads of posts that a balance bike is alot easier for a child to learn than stabilisers

I agree with the balance bike theory.

I just mean why would you not just take the pedals off a normal bike, and when the child has sorted their balance out, put them back on and u have a propper bike !

Saves having to buy two bikes.

The argument against stabilisers (the child has to re-adapt to not having them) is the same for lightweight vs normal weight.

The child has to re-adapt again for a normal weighted bike once the light balance one has been put away.

Thats just my opinion. Each to their own. I still think its a false economy buying a balance bike.

I will be buying a normal bike and taking the pedals off until balance has been mastered.
Edited by: "s4k1b85" 2nd Sep 2017
I got this metal one for me wee lad last Xmas.

hotukdeals.com/dea…574

Fantastic offer.

£17 with £15 of vouchers for which I got a helmet and horn.

He whizz's round on it now.

He has sadly outgrown it already but for £17 at the time.

I agree about the wooden turning circle.


Or the plastic ones meant to represent motorbikes.
DirtyPixel31st Aug

That's a very ignorant comment. I've worked in the cycle industry for over …That's a very ignorant comment. I've worked in the cycle industry for over 10 years and balance bikes are an infinitely better option than stabilisers to ease young children onto pedal bikes. Think about it. You teach a child on stabilisers, then when you take them off they have to learn how to balance AND pedal. Far better to get them whizzing around on one of these and learning balance intuitively without having to concentrate on anything else. Put them onto a pedal bike after learning on a balance bike and you'll be amazed how quickly they pick it up. I've seen it with both customers and most recently with my 4 year old daughter. Even I was surprised how quickly she took to the pedals - all because she had her balance sorted. As already mentioned too, these bikes are way lighter than your average kids bike - heavy bikes being an instant fun killer for young legs. Stupid is as stupid does.



Couldn't agree more, well said!
I don't suppose this bike would be suitable for a 4.5 yr old at all (anyone that already has one, what age did it do up to)? I've been on the look out for a balance bike but most of the standard ones are too small, and the bikes specifically designed for older children (eg 4+) are way above my price range.
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