Cycle Training UK has some sound advice for parents and carers looking to buy childrens' bikes this Christmas. "Buy from a bike shop which specialises in selling bikes," says the workers' co-operative. Cycle Training UK has produced a wrapping-paper graphic with more such tips, including "A lovely bike needs more than a lock that looks like liquorice to secure it. Spend a bit more money and get a decent lock."
"If you are buying a new bike that's very cheap," suggests the graphic, "you are probably just buying a 'bicycle shaped object'."
London-based Cycle Training UK was founded in 1998 and has trained over 80,000 people to cycle skillfully and confidently on Greater London roads.
The "10 Tips for Buying a Bike" graphic is being shared on social media. "Merry Cycling," says the graphic.