There are a variety of different bikes which can be suitable for a person with dwarfism, some are smaller versions of average bikes and can be bought from the usual places. However some are slightly more bespoke and can be made specific to a persons ‘needs’.
These are small beginner bikes, and can be bought in a range of different colours. They have no pedals and therefore improve balance skills when riding. Once the skills of balance have improved, children can then switch to pedal bikes. They are a great starting point for learning to ride a bike.
General bikes which when bought in a smaller size, can be suitable for people with dwarifsm. They can have stabilisers and handle (specifically for younger children) however both of these can be removed once cycling skills have progressed.
Frog Bikes and Isla Bikes
These bikes can be bought as balance bikes and also pedal bikes. It may be possible to go from being a beginner to a pedal bike rider, with the same model.
Since the beginning in 1972, Curtis Bikes have specialised in hand-making nothing but off road competition bicycles.
Every frame’s tube set is chosen to suit the rider’s size, weight, riding style, and frame choice, which enables us to build the customer the perfect frame for the job.
When we say handmade we mean handmade; there is no fancy machinery in our workshop only a vice, hacksaw, files, a hand-operated tube bender and a whole heap of passion.
So if a perfectly fitting frame that handles like a dream is what you’re after then talk to the experts at Curtis Bikes and we will build it for you.
FEATURED: THE BRIAN CURTIS LEGACY PROJECT…
Brian Curtis wanted to apply his frame building skills to a noble cause before he hangs up his brazing goggles. Allow us to introduce our new bikes for children with dwarfism.
Provide a fantastic sit n ride trike which is great for young children, this can be viewed on the designability website.
There are also numerous other pieces of equipment which could be suitable for children with dwarfism.
Basic trainer adaptors, to fit the smaller wheels, can be purhcased online from the above mentioned stores, under accessories.
Dwarf Sports Association UK - Bike Loan Scheme
The Dwarf Sports Association UK run a loan scheme, whereby you can hire a bike for your use. For more information, please contact Tim Shephard at DSAuk:
01246 296 485
07889 922 736
Charity Number - 1041961