Saturday, 28 June 2014
Leisure Lakes Bikes Review
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.
I was given the product for the purpose of the review but the opinions here are my own.