Kids Bikes - Teaching your kids how to change gears

Once your child has enjoyed freedom on two wheels teach them how to ‘grasp the gears’ properly.

  1. Get them on the bike and give them a couple of tips before you start. First keep pedalling when changing gears and secondly never backpedal on the change.
  2. Encourage them to change up through the range one at a time and go back on the way back down. If things are looking smooth and the chain staying on, your job is well and truly done!
  3. Give them the chance to try out the full range of gears and take the family for a day of riding!

Please remember safety first and thanks for watching!

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