Next month sees the release of the highly anticipated Alley Runner balance bike from Early Rider. It’s their first aluminium balance bike and although at £150 it’s a tad more expensive than their wooden balance bikes, it’s worth it. With forged dropouts, a carbon seat post and handlebar, and clear coat lacquer, no corners have been cut making it “an exercise in uncompromised design”. Plus it only weighs 3.3kg, the same as their wooden bikes. We think it looks totally rad, wouldn’t you agree?

Recommended for ages 2 – 5 years, available to buy from Toyella.