The family cycle centre
Taunton 01823 352272
Wellington 01823 662260
Our range of bikes is vast and constantly changing, so here are some of our most popular models.
If there's a bike that you are interested in, or you're looking for something different, don't hesitate to call us or drop us an email.
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A perfect start for the budding cyclist. Our lightweight Academy balance bike offers kids the chance to get to grips with handling a bike, allowing them to move straight onto their first bike without the need for stabilisers (hopefully!). Fitted with a rear brake only, there’s no gears, cables or cogs to get in the way, just a perfect platform for your child to get the perfect balance by scooting along. Suitable for children aged approximately 2+
Available in Red, or Orange
Our premium range of Academy children’s bikes are something a bit special. Built around a lightweight, triple butted frame, we’ve carefully selected components that are perfectly in proportion with the intended rider for this 20″ wheel, 7 speed machine. Junior specific 114mm crank arms, easy to pedal, 32T chainring and, narrow handlebars are just the start. We’ve also designed our own, unique 50mm handlebar stem to minimise any chance of knee injury, as well as offering smooth, one-bolt height adjustment. Attention to detail goes one step further with these bikes to ensure your child can get the maximum amount of fun from their bike. Suitable for children approximately 6+
Also available in Matt Mint, or Black/Red
This impressive little machine has made everyone in the Dawes office wish they were 7 years old again!
Using our tried and tested Academy triple butted frameset, with revised geometry for mountain biking, we’ve introduced super lightweight air suspension forks to all our new Academy MTB’s…something you don’t see everyday on kids bikes! Combined with Tektro mechanical disc brakes (hydraulic would be a bit too powerful!) on the front and rear, ALEX DP17 double wall rims and Shimano 8 speed Rapidfire gears, this 20″ mountain bike is likely to impress even the most daring of kids! Weighing just 9.42kg, it’s light enough to pedal just about anywhere
Using our 16″ Triple Butted Alloy frame and exclusively made Carbon Fibre fork, our Academy CX bikes have the perfect foundation for any elite CX racers out there. Couple that with a list of impressive spec and you’ll see why our Academy range has quickly become one of the best junior bike ranges in the UK. Shimano SORA 9spd drivetrain, ALEX branded double wall rims, Kenda tyres and size specific cranks ensure your child fits perfectly and can get maximum enjoyment when riding.
We also thought a less than conservative paint job was only fitting….afterall, anyone riding this bike is destined for the limelight!
26″ Wheel suitable for approximately 9 years+ / Weight 10.18kg!
No matter what riding style your child enjoys, we now have an Academy bike to suit!
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A serious introduction into road cycling, our Academy Road 24 is set for the best junior riders out there! Lightweight triple butted alloy frame, partnered with a carbon fibre fork mean you won’t be lugging around any extra pounds. Coupled with the latest Shimano STI Levers and drivetrain, this is all the kit you’ll need to get up on that podium.
Effective top tube length; 498mm
Standover height; 635mm
Available in this 24″ wheel version, or the slightly larger 650C option, the Academy Road models are the ideal way to start serious training from a younger age.
24″, approx age; 8yrs+ / Weight; 8.8kg
650C, approx age; 9yrs+ / Weight; 9.4kg
US Beach Cruisers have been around for a while now and, have always been comfy to sit on and nice to look at, but when it comes to storing them or actually riding them it can often be a different story! Our all new BRITISH Cruiser’s on the other hand, are designed to be ridden. With a smaller wheelbase and reduced (but still relaxed) geometry, you can hop onto the large comfortable Dawes saddle and pedal into the sunset.
Fitted with a 3 speed Shimano Nexus internal gear hub, full chain and mudguards and, most importantly, leather handlebar tassles, these stylish little numbers will not only look great, but also give you trouble free riding for years to come.
Available in this “Poppy” design with a Dark blue frame and Poppy decals or, the “Strawberry” which is a brighter pink base colour with, yep you’ve guessed it, strawberry and cream details. Both designs come in 17″ and 19″ frame options, with 26″ wheels.