Halfords expects 'tens of thousands' of kids' bikes in time for Christmas

Halfords kids bike
(Image credit: Halfords)

UK bicycle and automotive retailer, Halfords, has today reassured parents across the country that it expects tens of thousands of new kids' bikes to be delivered in the next week as it prepares for the final run-up to Christmas. 

Of course in any typical year, the ins and outs of Halfords' stock availability probably wouldn't be considered newsworthy, but the past 18 months have proved anything but typical. As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the availability of bicycles and components has been vastly reduced, with some products now coming with year-long delivery estimates. This comes as a result of both increased participation - due to cycling being listed as one of the few reasons permitted during early-pandemic lockdowns - and the concurrent factory closures caused by lockdowns and the spread of the virus. 

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Josh Croxton
Associate Editor (Tech)

Josh is Associate Editor of Cyclingnews – leading our content on the best bikes, kit and the latest breaking tech stories from the pro peloton.

Josh has been with us since the summer of 2019 and throughout that time he's covered everything from buyer's guides and deals to the latest tech news and reviews. On the bike, Josh has been riding and racing for over 15 years.

He started out racing cross country in his teens back when 26-inch wheels and triple chainsets were still mainstream, but he found favour in road racing in his early 20s, racing at a local and national level for Somerset-based Team Tor 2000. 

These days he rides indoors for convenience and fitness, and outdoors for fun on road, gravel, 'cross and cross-country bikes, the latter usually with his two dogs in tow.