“ Brand: MV Sports & Leisure / Type: Toy Ride-ons „
Scoop (from bob the builder) trike
I bought my little boy a scoop bike last summer as he is really enjoys being outside and was bob the builder mad. He had owned a bike before which he had outgrown after a lot of use and had gained a vague idea of how to peddle and steer, at 18 months old I thought he was big enough for one of these bikes and although steering and multitasking with peddling was a struggle he loved it.
The bike has a very sturdy steel frame and chunky wheels which gave much needed stability while he attempted to ride it around the kitchen (not very successfully I would like to add) ,
The bike does contain a parent handle which is great for pushing the bike but too loose to have control of steering which is a real let down for this bike. The bike is aimed at and designed for the younger child and the graphics, 3d scoop character plaque, tractor style bucket and sturdy frame all cater for very.
It is very easy to build can be placed together in minutes; it is very durable and even when left out in the British weather for days on end there are hardly any signs to show this.
I would recommend this to other parents with young children, it is a universal colour so would be suitable for a little boy or girl, but would recommend that your child can steer without the aid of the parent handle, but I am looking forward to teaching my little boy to ride in the spring summer next year I'm sure that we will have a lot of fun along the way
The warm weather is on its way (hopefully!) so here is my first review of some outside toys. I bought this trike last summer for my little Bob the Builder fan as he was a little bit too young for a bike and still had to grasp the idea of peddling. It is the character Scoop, who is a yellow digger.
The trike comes flat packed but with all the necessary things you would need to put it together, which takes around 15 minutes. You attach the wheels, seat, etc to the frame and it is pretty easy to do (well, it was pretty easy for my husband to do, should I say?!) You also have to attach the stickers on the front wheel and frame (my job!). The scoop plaque is then fastened to the front of the trike.
The trike comes with an attachable parent handle which is easily removable by pressing in a metal pin and pulling the handle out. There is also a cover which stops rain water (and little fingers) from getting into the hole. There is a bucket to the back which my son finds highly amusing to fill with soil out of the garden should I turn my back for 5 seconds! He also likes to put some smaller toys in it if we are off out to the park.
My son had lots of fun with this last year and got it out of the shed again a few weeks back. He is coming up 4 in March and the trike is still fine for him to ride but I don't think that he will get away with it for much longer. It has chunky wheels for stability so was ideal for him to use as his first trike, before which he'd had the push along sit and rides. Although he did tend to just pull himself along on this at first with his feet and knock his legs with the pedals! Also both the seat and the handlebars are adjustable just like a big boy bike so ideal to grow with your little boy.
Size (H)57, (W)48, (D)72cm.
Weight up to 20kg
Suitable for ages 2 to 4 years.
Adjustable handlebar height 52 to 56cm.
Adjustable seat height 33 to 36cm.
Length of parent handle 84cm.
I found the parents bar really handy as we could push him up to the park. The only thing is it is a little on the wobbly side. Also if my son decided to move the handlebars, there isnt much that you can do to stop the trike from turning. You have to be especially careful if you are near to a road. I think the handle is more useful as a safety aid for children who are better at turning and riding a trike as if you take them out, you can keep hold and make sure they don't go off ahead. It isn't much use for younger children and my son only really used it on the garden until he grasped peddling and turning.
The trike gets left out on the garden sometimes and shows little signs of wear and tear. The paintwork has faded slightly in the sun, but I think most things do if they are out in the sunlight for long enough. There are signs of some rust coming on the pedals, but nothing too serious and it has had some hammer! It got caught in several downpours last year but then again we did have a very wet summer.
I bought the trike last year at Argos for £24.99 and have found that it is now reduced to £12.49 so is definitely worth grabbing a bargain. It isn't available for home delivery but you should find it at certain stores for collection, which can be easily checked online. It is also available widely elsewhere on the net priced around £25.
I would recommend this trike to parents but do make sure that your child has grasped the idea of turning before you venture out, otherwise they may find it funny, like my son did, to turn the handlebars at not very appropriate times. It is a good, sturdy trike and I am sure that any little Bob the Builder fan would love to own one.
Written by me and also posted on Ciao under my user name lizngaz.
Sturdy steel frame with chunky blow-moulded wheels for extra safety and stability. Removable parent handle.