Sir Chris Hoy has unveiled a new range of children’s bikes to add to his Hoy Bikes line-up. And with the selection going down even as far as balance bikes for ultra-wee nippers, the whole family can now ride Olympic-champ-approved cycles.
All of the bikes feature extra-short cranks to allow for a lower BB position to help increase stability, as well as aluminum forks and integrated headsets to ensure weight is kept to minimum. Fittingly, the models are named after places from Sir Chris’s childhood.
There are three 24in-wheel bikes suitable for riders aged 9 to 11 years old. The Bonaly (£320) is a light mountain bike named after the foothills of the Pentlands where Sir Chris first went mountain biking. The Cammo (£400) is a mini drop-bar road bike inspired by a great road section in Edinburgh. And the Meadowbank (£230), named after the Meadowbank track, is a singlespeed track bike fitted with brakes as standard.
For 7 to 9 year olds the 20in-wheeled Meadowbank (£320) is a lightweight singlespeed bike inspired by Sir Chris’s BMX race background. Meanwhile, the Bonaly 20in (£270) is a more traditional kid’s bike with a child-friendly six-speed Shimano gearset.
There’s also a 16in-wheeled singlespeed Bonaly (£230) for riders aged 5-7 years and a BMX-inspired 12in-wheeled Napier balance bike (£110) runner bike for little ones who are still finding their balance.
The popular Hoy Bikes UK Tour will be happening again — appropriately enough, during the upcoming schools’ half-term week — where anyone can ride with Sir Chris and see the bikes in person. The Tour will be visiting London on May 27, Liverpool on May 28 and Scotland on May 29. To find out more, visit the Hoy website.
More information: www.hoybikes.com