Scooting for Beginners
16th September 2015
On this page you will find advice on how to choose the right scooter for you, how to prepare it for your race, how to scoot the race safely and reasons why scooting is good for you.Scooting is a great way to encourage children to get active. It allows children to get their core muscle groups working as well as training fine motor skills. Children as young as one can get involved in the scooting craze; check out how here.
HOW TO PREPARE YOUR SCOOTER FOR THE RACE
- Spin the wheels of your scooter to make sure they go round easily and do not stick.
- Check that the wheels do not wobble from side to side.
- Push the scooter’s brakes. The wheels should stop going round.
- Check the end of your handlebars have their grips secured properly – otherwise it could be dangerous if you fall on them.
- Check your height adjustment lever is secure
- Make sure you are wearing safety equipment. All children riding a scooter should at the very least be wearing a well-fitting helmet. Learn how to measure your child’s head to ensure the absolute best fit of helmet here.
- Most children find they learn how to scoot very quickly. The more intuitive the scooter the easier it is. Don’t put pressure on your child to learn how to scooter he/she WILL get the hang of it quickly.
- Do make sure you know how to operate the scooter; learn the correct technique for stopping your scooter (that doesn’t involve dragging your foot along the floor) here.
- Head up, hands placed firmly on the handlebars, foot as close to the front of the scooter deck as possible, smile and have fun!
For more advice on scooting safely, to find the right scooter for you and to find inspiration and suggestions on how to decorate your scooter visit www.micro-scooters.co.uk
WHO ARE MICRO?
Well, where do we start…
Micro Scooters are the biggest selling children scooters in the UK and Ireland. Our iconic range of three wheeled scooters are loved by families across the UK for their superior quality, ease of riding and fantastic value for money.
The business was founded nearly 8 years ago when by chance Anna Gibson spotted a Mini Micro while walking on Clapham Common with her son Edward. Like nearly every other mum on Earth she sometimes found it difficult to get out and about with the children with all buggy paraphernalia, grumpy child etc. The scooter, Anna believed would allow Edward an easy, fun and safe way to get around when they were both out. So she bought one for Edward, she then bought some for her friend’s children, her friend’s friend’s children and very quickly started selling them locally.
Eight years on and with nearly a million children scooting to school every day we find ourselves at the heart of a wonderful scooting storm!