Kiddimoto is the UK's original Balance Bike company, designing and manufacturing award winning bikes and accessories, as well as scooters, ride-ons and walkers for children of a wide range of ages. Based in Somerset, Kiddimoto was founded in 2003 by Simon Booth who created a model balance bike in the comforts of his flat in Axbridge.
By 2004, they had expanded their warehouse and began production of the Superbike and Scrambler models and in 2006 they were awarded the title of Hamley's One of a Kind Toy of the year - their fanbase was growing! In 2011 Simon Booth made an appearance on the BBC's Dragon's Den, and left with investment offers from two of the five Dragons. Since then, Kiddimoto have expanded into a booming brand that now receive orders from the UK and abroad, winning the Queen's Award for International Trade in 2015. Their designs are a mixture of charming, retro vehicles and bikes, funky printed helmets and accessories, and they even have a range of copycat motorcycle heroes' bikes, so children can pretend to be their heroes.
Balance Bikes take the frame and wheel elements of an ordinary bicycle, but leave behind the pedals and drivetrain (the bit that holds the chain) so that children can begin their bike-riding journey by, first, learning to balance. Kiddimoto, as well as athletes and Olympic Gold Medalists, believe that starting children on a Balance Bike, instead of a set of stabilisers or a tricycle, will give them the skills they need to balance on an ordinary bike, while taking away the knocks, bumps, falls and cuts and bruises. Then, when they are confident enough to tackle a proper bicycle, they can simply pick up the pedalling and away they go.
From helmets to gloves, Kiddimoto create safe, sturdy accessories for your child's Balance Bike or vehicle, to keep them confident, in control and well protected in case they do have an accident. Just like the Balance Bikes and vehicles, accessories come in a wide variety of different prints - from the infamous Union Jack print, to skulls, dots, and even butterflies. Kiddimoto aim to make riding both safe and fun, and your child will love wearing their cool safety gear!
Ride-Ons & Walkers
Kiddimoto now make charming, wooden ride-ons and walkers for younger children, enhancing their motor skills and developing their balance, all the while giving them plenty of fun! The Red London Bus is a firm favourite, allowing little ones to push it along as they walk or get on and have a ride, while moving themselves around with their feet.