Monday, 15 September 2014

Creating the perfect bike

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone.

When Collective Bias asked us to think about the Vitamin Water Build a Bike Competition it seemed a great opportunity to test the children on their creativity and think about what their idea of an upgrade might be.
Because, we're not sure why we did it, but Father Christmas brought the children bikes when they were two and four respectively.
They have loved them from the off:
Going out on bikes now they are three and five is almost a test of peripheral vision.
Saturday afternoons look like this:
With Vitamin Water offering a great opportunity not only to build and win a bike, but also to inspire a child, and see how they're growing, and where there pens would take them.
Our first chance to find a bottle of Vitamin Water and accept the challenge, was taken:
For the little people, we found templates on line, Tom decided to get inspired by his latest love- Ninjago- his artistic style is 'free':

Seren, at five, is more aware of what a bike needs to function- even after she thought she had finished, she went back and added the pedals. And for her, it seems as well as favourite colours- the bell is a priority.
She modestly, named hers the 'fantastic bike':
From Seb, I found my detail man.
In school, we've discovered if he gets bored, he just ups and leaves.
But this boy, and jigsaws, books and colouring in the lines- he's so your man!
 And, his attention means we'll be seeing this through all week!
As parents, our needs are pretty different, whilst I'd love my Vitamin Water inspired bike to look like this:
The need for my bike to cater for three is a priority:
I suspect in reality, my future holds 'Seb's colourful bike' in tandem formation!

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