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Any ideas for a trike for DS2 - not necessarily a Special Needs model?

(10 Posts)
sphil Sun 28-Jun-09 22:55:16

DS2 has today learnt to pedal his brother's old John Deere tractor - it's a great unwieldy thing, not easy to pedal at all. He has shown absolutely no interest at all up to now, but they've been working on pedalling at school and it's obviously paid offsmile

I'd like to get him a trike - a Tomcat etc would be great but is way out of our price range, and I think he may cope OK with an ordinary trike, if such a thing exists for a 6 year old. Can't see anything on the net - any ideas? He's 7 in Oct and about 120 cm tall.

UniS Sun 28-Jun-09 23:27:37

Pashley pickle. www.pashley.co.uk/products/pickle.html

Tricycle sales have a range of trikes in various sizes, not all of which look SN (IYSWIM)www.tricyclesales.co.uk/Items/Child_Mobility_Tricycles/Child_Mobility_Tricycles_List.aspx
Mission have a good rep for trikes.

anniebear Mon 29-Jun-09 09:56:15

we have just bought DD 7 a bike for £69 in toysrus

and have ordered a thing!!! which converts the back wheel into a trike

she can ride a bike with stabalisers but found she toppled over going round corners

www.bikecare.co.uk/childrens_tricycles.html

scroll down to mini bike converter £169.99

lingle Mon 29-Jun-09 10:29:30

Just to say well done on the pedalling - I posted about DS2's inability to pedal recently and I'm sure it will boost your lad's confidence to be able to do it now. Could he have a quiet word with DS2 please?

5inthebed Mon 29-Jun-09 10:59:58

Toys R Us do lovely chrome framesd trikes in quite large sizes, most with parent handles as well.

Anniebear, that is a fantastic converter kit! I am more tempted to buy DS2 a bike now and convert it.

sphil Mon 29-Jun-09 21:03:33

Thanks everyone - I particularly like the look of the Pashley Pickle. But they're so expensive!shock

springlamb Mon 29-Jun-09 22:03:17

Quite often see them on Ebay sphil. They are good.

sphil Tue 30-Jun-09 11:11:01

Ooh - will go and look - thanks

sphil Tue 30-Jun-09 13:06:27

Sadly, they only have adult ones atm.

anniebear Wed 01-Jul-09 08:32:16

were just in the process of putting it together so will let you know how it goes

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