If you want a bike that will inspire a child to cycle, this could be it
It is a scenario many cyclists imagine as they gaze at their newborn baby: the day they can start going for bike rides with junior. Not for their child a PlayStation 4 or Snapchat: their offspring will be turning the cranks with glee. That’s the dream, anyway.
Alice, the seven-year-old I borrowed to test the Frog, is the daughter of a former bike mechanic and racer. Almost always keen to go for a pedal, she quickly tires, partly because her legs are going like the clappers – her Carrera from Halfords has twist-shift gears her little hands can’t quite turn – and partly because the adult-sized cranks force her knees up too high.