First ride: Frog 62 child's bike review

The perfect kids’ bike is the holy grail of cycling. Kids, you see, are a fickle bunch. And don’t get us started on the parents. A checklist of what makes a great kids’ bike looks something like this: lightweight, robust, looks good, works well, is comfortable, has some size adjustment to cope with growing limbs and requires little maintenance. And, of course, we want all of that for a great price. With the moon on a stick thrown in for free, please.

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Frog 62

Cycling Weekly Verdict

Final word has to come from our tester, Ollie, aged nine. “I really liked the bike. It’s much lighter than my other one and goes a lot faster. It’s easier to pedal up hills and looks good,” he said before disappearing up the road. Result.

Reasons to buy
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    Light weight

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    Good spec, tailored to smaller people

Reasons to avoid
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    Narrow selection of gears may make small legs struggle on bigger hills

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Words and photos: Nigel Wynn

Thankfully, the children’s bike market is undergoing a sea change right now. When mum and dad have matching £5,000 featherweight carbon-fibre bikes, it just doesn’t seem fair to palm off little Lily and Harry with a £49 special made of solid lead. And you no longer have to.

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Nigel Wynn
Former Associate Editor

Nigel Wynn worked as associate editor on, he worked almost single-handedly on the Cycling Weekly website in its early days. His passion for cycling, his writing and his creativity, as well as his hard work and dedication, were the original driving force behind the website’s success. Without him, would certainly not exist on the size and scale that it enjoys today. Nigel sadly passed away, following a brave battle with a cancer-related illness, in 2018. He was a highly valued colleague, and more importantly, an exceptional person to work with - his presence is sorely missed.