Over the years, a new bike has been at the very top of many a Christmas list for Santa from my children. So when Halfords got in touch to tell me about their Nothing Beats a Bike campaign I was so excited to get involved and help to spread the word here on my blog.
Christmas came early for my daughter this year and we were very lucky to go along to the Halfords store in Kirkstall to pick up a shiny new bike. And not just any old bike, it is the Pendleton Junior Littleton bike! The bike had been assembled in store for us and reserved and my daughter’s face when they wheeled it out to us was an absolute picture. Priceless!
We were served by a lovely assistant called Joe and I can’t sing his praises enough, he was absolutely brilliant. He showed us the bike and then adjusted the seat and even the brakes so it fitted my daughter perfectly. This new bike is the next size up from her last one so he even gave her a little demonstration of how to get on and off easier and how to use the kickstand properly. Oh and how to ring the bell!
The Pendleton Junior Littleton Girls’ Bike really is gorgeous we couldn’t be happier with it. It has a bright apple red step-through frame and upright riding position. It is a single speed bike and has pretty geometric patterned mudguards and a chainguard to keep you clean. It even has a handy kickstand perfect for when you want to take a break from riding or for storage. It has a 14″ frame so is ideal for girls aged 8-12. To give you an idea, my daughter is a (small!) 9 so as you can see, this bike will be used for many years to come.
Halfords offer a free click and collect service and also a free in-store build which includes a 22 point safety check or you can get it delivered boxed for self assembly if you prefer of course. You can reserve your bike for Christmas for just £10 and take advantage of the free storage in store until Christmas too. Personally I much preferred having the bike built for us and can definitely recommend the service. It is so reassuring to see them carry out the full safety check for you there and then plus of course, they can make any necessary adjustments to suit your child. Also, Halfords offer a six week check. We just take it back in store for them to check it over in six weeks time and it is completely free of charge. I was seriously impressed with the service it really does feel like they go that extra mile.
Everyone remembers a special Christmas when they excitedly unwrapped their bike and tried to ride it round the living room, right? Even with gadgets and toys galore, kids still adore heading out into the fresh air and seeing where two wheels can take them. From exploring the park to playing with friends, a bike can help teach your kids independence and give them a real sense of adventure – as well as helping them to keep active! You can find out more here but to enter, your child needs to draw a picture of their dream bike (the more colourful and unique the better!) and Halfords are then giving away a different bike for 6 weeks on the Thursday of each week. This week you could be in with a chance of winning a superb Carrera Cosmos 16″ Kids’ Bike! With a lightweight frame and cool orange and white design, this bike is superb for kids who are growing in confidence riding on two wheels!
Does anything beat a bike for Christmas? Halfords don’t think so and we would have to agree! Good luck to all of you who enter the competition!
Disclaimer: We were provided with the Pendleton Junior Littleton Girls’ Bike from Halfords for the purpose of this review