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Team Sky Frog Bikes At The O2

Team Sky Frog Bikes At The O2

If you are looking for things to do with the kids this summer, why not visit Sky Studios at the O2?

You can put a Frog Bike through its paces alongside a Pinarello and be part of Team Sky!

With almost 300 people through the doors on daily basis - the bikes are seeing plenty of action! You have the chance to take part up until 11 September.

Glasgow Riderz Proud Recipients Of 13 Frog Bikes

by Val Benyon

Glasgow Riderz Proud Recipients Of 13 Frog Bikes

It’s always great to see a local success story! Glasgow Riderz with the help of Glasgow Sport CouncilFrog Bikes and Billy Bilsland Cycles have added 13 Frog Bikes to the club’s fleet! From humble beginnings, where the focus was to give kids access to cycling, the youth club gone from strength to strength and has even produced Olympians, Jonathon Mitchell and Ruairidh Brown!

“It’s the support like this that enables us to deliver what we do, to continue and build on our current position as one of the UK’s largest and most successful Youth Cycling Club and Team. Thanks so much!”

Glasgow Riderz Club

Frog and Dimitris Katsanis introduce breakthrough design

by Andrew Kelly

Frog Bikes has worked with independent scientific researchers to study the impact of Q factor (pedal spacing) for children. They were surprised to find that reducing the Q factor of a child's cycle decreases lateral forces by much more than for adults. i.e. it makes the bike significantly easier to pedal.
Frog has taken the Brunel University research and worked with Dimitris Katsanis of Metron Advanced Equipment (the man behind the all-conquering GB Team track bikes) to design new cranks that reduce the Q factor by between 27mm and 36mm depending on the Frog model. These cranks are on all new Frog bikes available in the market since June 2015.

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Families take Sir Bradley Wiggins' cycle challenge at Sky Studios

by Frog Bikes

Ahead of Sir Bradley Wiggins’ hour record attempt thousands of children got involved and enjoyed the Sky Studios Cycle Challenge at the O2.

Sky were keen to get behind Sir Bradley Wiggins’ attempt to break the world hour record and gave families the opportunity to cycle a lap of the velodrome as quickly as possible on the cycling simulators with Pinarello bikes for adults and Team Sky Kids’ Bikes by Frog for children.

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You never know where your dreams may lead you

by the Team Sky riders

We asked a number of the Team Sky riders what first got them into riding their bikes – from taking their first pedal strokes to becoming the top cyclists you see riding for the team today. Ben Swift was clearly cut out to be a sprinter from the start. He started riding because “it’s exciting being on a bike, there aren’t many sports where at a young age you can go so fast”.

Find out what other riders said, and can you guess who these two 12 year olds are?

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Cheering from the Side-lines

by Martin Fox: Dad and Coach to Gracie Fox, under 9 MTB Champion

My daughter Gracie took to a bike like a duck to water the very day she turned 3 years old.  I didn’t get that proud Dad moment of teaching her to ride for the first time; instead, a very determined Gracie, unhappy on a balance bike and stabilisers, climbed on and rode off all by herself (without crashing!!).

It was at this point that, as a keen cyclist myself, I started to wonder what the future would hold if someone this determined was so happy on two wheels. Gracie had always shown an interest in competition but I wanted to wait until I thought the time was right for her first race!

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“The Rules” - rewritten for young racing cyclists

by Mark Fraser, editor of Youth Cycle Sport, cycling coach and parent

Lots of cyclists quote from “The Rules”, a (hopefully) tongue-in-cheek list of dos and don’ts about what to wear and how to ride. It’s an entertaining read but in my opinion full of the worst possible advice for young racing cyclists.
As editor of the Youth Cycle Sport website, as a coach, as a parent, and as a lifelong cyclist I want kids to feel included by our magnificent sport – not excluded because they don’t have the “right” clothing or an expensive bike.

So this is an extract from my version of The Rules, rewritten for young racing cyclists. Some of it is drawn from the advice for children given in my interviews with world-class riders such as Sir Chris Hoy, Victoria Pendleton, Lizzie Armitstead, Chris Boardman and Tracy Moseley. It also comes from some of the best coaches in cycling, and from parents who have already raised happy, successful riders.

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