Leisure Lakes Bikes Review

Saturday, 28 June 2014

Leisure Lakes Bikes Review

Giro Rodeo Kids helmet


Being a third child, little man is used to hand me downs. However, he has an exceptionally large head meaning that when it comes to learning to ride a bike he needs one of his own as his head is the same size as middle man. We were offered to purchase an item for review from Leisure Lakes Bikes so we decided on a Giro Rodeo Kids Helmet. You can find more of the helmets they stock here.

I must say that I had never heard of the company before but they are a family business with 8 shops around the UK. I found their site a little confusing at first as I was unsure if everyone can purchase a product that has VIP by it. Looking into it, you can but you can also pay to be a VIP member and that then gives you a discount of many items. Looking through the helmets quite a few were out of stock, but as I wasn't in a rush I ordered one anyway, knowing that it would be a few weeks wait. This is where I was really impressed with the customer service team. They e mailed me the day later to check that I knew that there was a wait and asking if I still wanted my order processed.

When the helmet arrived by Royal Mail I was really pleased. It is well made, has a curved fastener round the chin and can be easily adjusted to fit the child's head.

Here is a little video I made of the product and showing little man learning to use his balance bike.


If you watched the video you will see that little man was going so slowly that he probably doesn't even need a helmet. However, I believe that should start as you mean to go on and he will soon be whizzing around the place, and definately need it. For £19.99 with free postage, I think this is a good buy.

riding a balance bike

learning to ride a bike

boy on balance bike


I was given the product for the purpose of the review but the opinions here are my own.

Country Kids from Coombe Mill Family Farm Holidays Cornwall

60 comments:

Coombe Mill (Fiona) said...

The helmet fits him perfectly and if he does happen to take a tumble at least he will be protected - roll on many happy days riding his bike. Thanks for linking up and sharing with Country Kids.

Louise Fairweather said...

If he ever goes fast enough to tumble :-) Give him a few weeks and he will probably be a speed demon

Twinsplustwo said...

Love those balance bikes, at the time son #1 needed one they seemed too expensive but with four we would have made a worthwhile investment. #countrykids

Louise Fairweather said...

We bought it for middle man and he never used it. Glad that one of them is now!

Louise Fairweather said...

They sell balance bikes too x

Carys Jones said...

I love the colour co-ordination between the helmet, shoes and bike!

Honey said...

Great review.

traceyandtim said...

brilliant review

Gareth Evans said...

helmets are too important for hand me downs imho

sarah brooker said...

Always made sure my kids wore helmets - never forgive myself if something had happened.

Louise Fairweather said...

It is sooooo important. I get upset when I see kids and adults without them

Louise Fairweather said...

Yes I suppose they are a bit like car seats - you have to know that they will work if they need too

Louise Fairweather said...

:-) Of course that was totally planned

krissie said...

great review (kris)

Julie Feathers said...

would not let my lot on a bike without a helmet, and my children are the same with my grandchildren

aleem virani said...

awesome!

Katie Skeoch said...

excellent, nothing better than teaching them to ride a bike safely!

Jules Naybur said...

Looks like its worth every penny!! I think its so important for a child to wear a helmet, no matter what age!! Life is just to precious x

sian hallewell said...

So important that children learn right from the start to wear a helmet

lyn said...

looks good fun

Csilla said...

I always found helmets uncomfortable, but they are necessary

Susan Joyce Rogers said...

good review and it is important to start the children wearing their helmets early

Barbara Handley said...

I think it is a good thing to get children used to helmets when small so it is less of an issue when they are older.

LAURA FINCH said...

Looks great!

Zoe Roxby said...

Looks cool enough for kids to want to wear one. my boys and nieces and nephews know to wear a safety helmet when riding their bikes, scooters, skateboards, and skates

Faye Huntington said...

how sweet! this reminds me that i haven't actually cycled myself in a very long tim!

Faye Huntington said...

how sweet! this reminds me that i haven't actually cycled myself in a very long tim!

Michelle Banks said...

my grandaughter is 4 and just learnt to ride without stabalisers x

kim neville said...

Nice bright colour helmet looks great on

Kirsty Partridge said...

looks great :)

Sarah Lewis said...

Lovely!

Paula Harvey said...

My little boy who is 4 is still far too small for his balance bike - its wooden and I think - a little heavy, this one looks perfect!

cornishgirl said...

He looks great in it and good idea to get him used to it now!

Susie Wilkinson said...

I'm a real big believer in cycle helmets, and if they wear them right from the beginning, hopefully there won't be a problem later. We bought my partner's 3 children cycle helmets when their mum decided they had to bicycle to school (primary school age!), they kicked up a fuss and their mum told them they weren't necessary, I was so annoyed, we weren't doing it score points, we simply wanted them to be safe. I honestly believe with the roads as busy as they are now it should be made law.

alice lightning said...

excellent advice on helmets,so many children of all ages are injured because they don't wear one

patanne1 said...

there are still too many children being hurt because they haven't got a helmet so it's great to read this post!

Julie Hoggy said...

It gets so hard to get children to wear helmets as they get older....

Alison Turner said...

Excellent post would be good to see a lot more people making sure their kiddies have the correct helmets for protection like this :)

zoe bryan said...

i have only just started using a helmet on my bike i now make my kids always use one.

@flickabella1 said...

I always make sure my kids wear helmets!
Felicity kelly

Graham Ashworth said...

Love this blog

Littleham1 said...

Very important to wear helmets.

janet dring said...

Lovely pictures, looks cute in the helmet

Claire Appleton said...

Fab review! Thank you :) & lovely pics

PamGregory said...

Great review & pictures

Olivia Kirby said...

Looks great, love the balance bike, wish I had got one for Melody, she's scared to learn to ride her bike

sarah mills said...

finding a good fitting helmet is really hard!!!

viviennewilkes said...

Always a good idea for children and adults to wear cycle helmets!

Jessica Newman said...

my son loves his balance bike and its given him so much confidence

Jackie Chapman said...

He looks like he's having a wonderful time! I agree its best to get him used to wearing a helmet early so he'll be used to it

snarepuss said...

balance bikes are great for kids :)

Christine Caple said...

Good review, the bikes look very good!

Sarah Lewis said...

A good safety conscious review.

Jo Glasspool said...

Great review, very informative x

Hayley Todd said...

Thank you for this review! This little bike looks fantastic and I love the trendy little safety helmet!

Robert Price said...

Very sensible

George Worboys Wright said...

Look good :)

Rebecca Cleary said...

This is a FAB Review, my Daughter needs a new helmet but am going to buy it for her birthday, purely because its in a few weeks and she is the child who has everything and so far I only have one toy and am looking to 'bulk' her presents up haha. Will defo be looking at this site as they look great :)

Happy Homebird said...

Just had a look, they have a good range of kids bikes. My son need a bike this Christmas so will check here. (sam fernley)

Kittenpal1 said...

How lovely to see a milestone in his life! I agree, a helmet is a good idea and its never too early.