One of my earliest Christmas memories was waking up on Christmas morning to find a brand new bike sat under the Christmas tree.
I cannot remember the brand, but it was silver, had gears on it and I loved heading out into the close where we lived, riding it up and down the road constantly.
There’s no feeling quite like getting your first pair of wheels!
Eliza got her first bike for her 5th birthday, but it wasn’t until this summer that she finally cracked riding it without stabilisers, but since she mastered it she has been spending more and more time out on her bike, even choosing to ride it to school.
Eliza will be 7 in January and it is quite obvious that she has outgrown her first bike, so we were planning on getting her a new, larger one for her birthday, however when Halfords got in touch and offered us the Apollo Kids Zest Mountain Bike to review, I knew she would love it.
The bike is a lovely rich purple colour and comes with front suspension to absorb any bumps you may face when tackling the off road trails we encounter when riding through Moors Valley.
It is a much more grown up and heavy bike than she is used to, so getting her balance again has taken some work. She is starting to master the 6 gears she has on offer, although she keeps trying to change them when the bike is stationary, rather than moving, but we will get there. Gear changes are so much smoother and easier these days with the clever SRAM twist shifters too.
The great thing about buying a bike from Halfords is that you get a FREE in-store build and 22 point safety check plus a further FREE 6 month check, or, if you are confident to build your own bike, get it delivered boxed for self-assembly.
Do you remember your first bike?