By the age of 3, most kids are ready for a small bicycle, with stabilisers of course. Then, after a couple of years, they understand the balance aspect, and with some help from dad, the child finally learns how to ride a bicycle. This is an exciting time for any child, as they discover the freedom that riding on two wheels brings, and with the odd graze from a fall, by the time your son or daughter is in their early teens, they are ready to experience a kid’s quad bike.
If you contact any of the quad riding venues in the UK, you can book your child in for some riding lessons with a pro instructor, which would give them the skills they need to safely control the machine. Of course, if you have the skills and the time, you can equip your child with basic riding skills when you are out together, but failing that, professional training is always an option.
Kids’ Quad Bikes
A quad requires different riding skills to a two-wheeled motorbike. It has 4 wheels, and this is the perfect start for a young teenager. Quadbikes R Us has the best children’s quads, which are 50cc models that have a maximum speed of 30mph, and they can be found with a Google search. The most important thing is that the child’s feet can reach the foot-pegs when seated on the ATV and that they are comfortable with the control callipers on the handlebars, as these things are critical for safety. As they grow, you can have the engine governor removed, which will increase top speed by around 5mph.
If you look at some of the world champion motocross riders, you’ll find that they began riding at 5 or 6 years old, and with the right bike, protective gear and a good tutor, you can start a young child on a small trials motorcycle. Yes, it is dangerous, and unless you have the time to monitor constantly, perhaps a dirt bike should wait until they are 11 or 12 years old. Starting with an ATV is a great way to become accustomed to controlling your machine.
Just because a kids’ quad cannot reach high speeds, it doesn’t mean you can compromise on safety gear. Your child should have a good fitting helmet with a pair of goggles, to protect the eyes. Riding through vegetation can cause scratches, so your child should wear denim jeans and a thick jacket, as well as gloves and boots for ankle support.
If you search online, you will find a leading UK quad supplier, who would have a range of new and used kids’ machines. With a test ride, you can decide which machine is the most suitable. The dealer has a wealth of experience and can advise on quad suitability.