My daughter Ella Rose never crawled, was a late walker and we were told she had low muscle tone… well seeing her zoom around on her FirstBIKE today is proof of the benefits gained by learning to ride on a balance bike!


As a qualified Biokineticist and both my husband and I keen cyclists, naturally we wanted to get Ella Rose riding from a young age. So we set out to find the perfect balance bike in South Africa but were left feeling rather disappointed, especially with regards to the weight and safety features of the bikes available.

My brother was working in Dubai at the time and he sent me a link to FirstBIKE Worldwide – it was just what I had been looking for! We ended up getting her a FirstBIKE from Dubai with the optional lowering kit which enabled her to start riding from her 2nd birthday.

I was simply blown away. Not only by the quality, durability and safety features of the FirstBIKE, but by the improvement of dynamic balance and confidence that my daughter gained in such a short time.

I decided that I wanted every child to have a FirstBIKE and that’s where our story began.

As a Mom, I’ve doubted my judgement many times along the way, but seeing my kids ride on their FirstBIKE’s today makes me so happy and proud to be doing this work and helping other kids develop their self confidence, knowing they are safe and out in nature exploring and having fun, as they should be.

It’s the littleĀ things in life that bring kids the most joy.

traceTracey Nell
Founder of FirstBIKE Africa