Let’s get your future cyclists started

A young child rides a bike across grass on a sunny day

We’ve teamed up with British Cycling and HSBC UK to provide free balance bikes for our youngest visitors.

Cycling is an important life skill, and a healthy way to explore outdoors. We want to help the next generation’s cyclists learn to ride, starting their lifelong love of cycling in the beautiful natural surroundings of The Leas and Whitburn Coastal Park.

You don’t need to book anything, and the balance bikes are free to use; just turn up and get going. They will be available during school holidays and weekends, as long as the weather isn't too wet or wild. You'll find the bike stand outside the shop, simply ask a member of the team for assistance.

NB, during busy periods hire time may be limited - we want as many young bikers as possible to be able to have a go.

The bikes are suitable for children aged 2 and up.

See you on the trail!