Get Your Kids Involved! - Pedal Progression


28 October 2021

Get Your Kids Involved!

Virtually all of the Pedal Progression team found bikes at a young age. Riding has continued to be a huge part of our lives ever since and has shaped the way we travel, look after ourselves and spend our time (…and money)! It’s helped increase confidence, been a cure when our mental health has been a struggle and has helped us make new friends around the world!

Bikes are amazing and we want to see the next generation of riders having bigger and better experiences than we had. That’s why we are committed to creating life changing experiences and selling and renting some of the best kids products. Have a read to see what we can offer you and your children.

Islabikes And Whyte Kids Bikes

We have a range of high quality kids bikes available to hire from Islabikes and Whyte. Islabikes are known to be an industry leader in lightweight kids bicycles, perfect to get your young’uns started on their mountain biking journey. Our Whyte bikes are a little more robust, offering ‘grown up’ features like disc brakes (all models) and suspension forks (on the 26″ wheel 403).

Ashton Courts Nova Trail

The Nova Trail at Ashton Court is designed to be accessible to a wide range of riders, including children. In fact, the 7.5km Nova trail is a super exciting prospect to many kids, with return visits growing them in confidence and ability. The gradient is never too severe but there are lots of trail features packed in, that make the loop a blast. It really is the perfect place for your first experience of mountain biking and we’ve got it, here in Bristol!

Kids Ride Shotgun – In Stock

Pedal Progression are stockists of We Ride Shotgun; a brand leading the way in child seats and accessories that engage the child front and centre, even if they can’t ride a bike yet. Suitable for kids aged 2-5 years old, the design keeps the child centred on the bike, creating a secure and balanced feel. Fi is using a Shotgun with her daughter in the photo below. Her daughter is holding the handlebars on Fi’s bike but bolt on kids handlebars are available for a more complete experience. We stock the range of shotgun products and hire some too, including:

– Shotgun Kids Mountain Bike Seat Combo

Price to buy: £147

Price to hire: from £12

This is the original Shotgun seat, easy to fit and secure. We stock and rent the combo pack which includes handlebars for the best experience for your child. Find out more information here.

– Shotgun MTB Pro Seat

Price to buy: £180

Price to hire: from £15

This is the newest version of the popular seat with a revised design for securing it to your bike. It’s much quicker to fit and clamps against the seatpost and stem spacers, rather than bike frame.

– Shotgun MTB Tow Rope & Hip Pack

Price to buy: £75 with hip pack, £55 without

Price to hire: from £6

A super cool design, allowing you to ‘tow’ your child up the hills when their legs are tiring! Perfect if you have an e-bike and an added workout if you don’t! The hip pack stows the rope away when your not using it and is designed for the child to wear. Say goodbye to “I don’t want to ride up this hill”!

Our mechanic John uses the Shotgun MTB seat with his son. He’s written a little piece about his experiences riding with Mikey here.

Skills Academy – Kids MTB Coaching

For the last 6 years we’ve been running childrens mountain bike coaching. The sessions run typically through the school holidays, are always in high demand and usually sell out very quickly. You can find out more information about these sessions here. Please make sure to sign up to our Skills Academy mailing list to find out as soon as new session dates are released.

Bristol Shredders – Kids MTB Club

With so many kids enjoying riding and learning new skills, we found the need for a regular kids mountain bike club and so with some local parents, we help set one up. Bristol Shredders is not organised by Pedal Progression but Ollie Cain, who set up our Skills Academy is one of the parent leaders. You can find out more about this British Cycling affiliated club here.


Our shop offers a range of childrens clothing, from casual tees to jerseys, helmets and gloves.

Gift Vouchers

If you have a birthday to buy for, or you’re starting to think about Christmas, why not give a gift voucher? These are flexible and can be used on any of our products from bike sales, to bike hire, clothing and coaching.

If you’d like a product or service not mentioned, please get in touch to see how we can help – or 0117 973 1298


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