What is the Kit Library?
The Kit Library is a service where you and your family can learn about and try out a range of different bikes and accessories to find out which best meet your needs. You can then borrow something from us for as long as you need it. Or, if you prefer, you can purchase a bike. We currently offer Frog and Puky bikes: a full list of the bikes we have in stock is below. If you’d like to buy or borrow a specific Frog or Puky bike that we don’t have, we can also source this for you.
How much does it cost to borrow a bike?
We ask for a suggested donation of around 60% of the retail value of the bike, which supports the running costs of the Kit Library and the wider work of the charity.
|Suggested donation||Sales Price|
|Frog Bike Tadpole||£95||£160|
|Frog Bike Tadpole Mini||£85||£145|
Where is the Kit Library?
The library is based in Wheely Tots’ Family Cycle Showroom at the Castle Climbing Centre, Green Lanes, London, N4 2HA
We’ve got a bike that we don’t use any more. Can I donate it to the Kit Library?
Yes! We welcome donations of good quality bikes to the Kit Library. As we’re a small charity, this is a really great way to support Wheely Tots.
If you’d like to donate a bike, please complete the Bike Donation Form.
When can I visit the Kit Library?
We can also deliver bikes to households in Haringey and Hackney for a suggested £20 donation towards our time.
You can also try out a balance bike at our weekly sessions for parents and toddlers in Finsbury Park, Woodberry Down and Lordship Rec. We’re often out and about at community events across Haringey and Hackney – find out where we’ll be here.
- Your child can try out a range of bikes at The Showroom: we’ll make sure they have a safe, comfortable bike that’s appropriate to their size and ability
- We’ll show you how to safety-check and maintain your child’s bike
- We’ll provide you with ongoing support and advice as your child’s cycling journey continues
- You’ll be supporting our work to support every child to be healthy, confident and resilient
What are the rules?
To ensure that borrowing a bike is a fun, fair and a friendly experience – without hidden catches and sneaky small print we have 5 simple borrowing rules.
- Bring the bike back clean. There may be a small charge if you bring the bike back dirty.
- Bring the bike back on time. We don’t want the next borrower to be kept waiting.
- Learn to use the bike and check the bike properly. Watch the ABCD check video on YouTube for pedal bikes. If you have a balance bike you just need to do the A and D check. If you have any queries about this email email@example.com for help.
- Tell us about any damages immediately – email firstname.lastname@example.org so we know and can check the bike.
- Share your feedback and stories – we would love to hear your experiences so we can keep improving our Kit Library for future borrowers. Email email@example.com
“David was so incredibly knowledgeable and supportive as we picked out a first bike for our four-year-old. We have joined the fantastic bike library scheme, which means that we are looking forward to coming back to Wheely Tots every time our son outgrows one bike and moves up to the next level. The passion and vision that David has for Wheely Tots and the genuine drive to benefit the community means that buying bikes through this charity feels so much better than buying a bike online without the expert advice and not knowing how long that bike will last.” Megan
“We visited the Wheely Tots showroom to find out the best bike options for our little one. Though still small, we wanted to get him started on some wheels. The Showroom had various bikes for little legs at all stages. We were given ample time and advice, allowing us to try out the bikes and find the best option for us. We were expertly helped. I highly recommend a visit to The Showroom.” Viv