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Latest issue dedicated to getting your children on bikes

As the school holidays loom, the latest issue (124) of What Mountain Bike dedicates 23 pages to help you get your kids out on their bikes and enjoying the trails.

From toddlers to pre-teens, we've put together an essential guide to buying the best bikes, including offerings from Islabikes and Boardman.

Once you've got them in the saddle, our skills expert Chris Ford from CycleActive offers his top tips to give kids confidence on two wheels, so little ones can go from stabilisers to pedalling under their own power in next to no time. For older kids, there is still lots to learn, from choosing the right line to staying on when the trail gets tricky.

With the basics sorted, you can think about going on longer rides with the whole family. And we've got plenty of advice and route suggestions to make sure everyone has a fun day out.

Finally because no matter what kids are doing most of them want to look good doing it, we've got the essential kit they should be wearing, from head to toe. Check out the video of our aspiring bikers as they model for us.

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Alongside the kids bikes special in WMB124 is all this goodness:

Fuel Your Ride!

Olympic know-how to keep you riding for longer

Trail Tested

  • 18 saddles
  • 14 budget wheelsets
  • Trail helmets
  • Workshop gadgets

£500 Heroes

  • Four hardtails prove you don¹t need to spend a fortune to have fun on the trails

Discover Snowdonia

  • 67 miles of stunning riding + OS Maps + free GPS downloads

The longest ride

  • The inspirational story of one man¹s non-stop epic across Wales and back

How To

  • Fit and remove a BB30 bottom bracket 
  • Cockpit set up

First Rides

  • Boardman HT Pro Carbon
  •  Ellsworth Evolve
  • Jones steel spaceframe

What mountain bike 124:

Issue 124 of What Mountain Bike is on sale now. Never miss an issue again by subscribing to the digital version at http://bit.ly/jGNt7L or get the mag delivered straight to your door by signing up at www.myfavourite magazines.co.uk.

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