When Flea was two, all she wanted for Christmas was a bicycle.

For weeks, all I heard was, “Mummy, tell Father Christmas that I would like a bicycle of my very own for Christmas.” 

Santa was feeling particularly obliging that year and duly delivered a gorgeous wooden balance bike – when Flea woke up on December 25th, she couldn’t wait to see whether Father Christmas had been, and if he’d brought her a bike – she tore through her presents, throwing paper all over the place.

Finally, there it was. Her very own bicycle. Just not the one she’d imagined.

“I wanted a flower one.” 

“Well, we could put flower stickers on this one, would you like to do that?” 


So, that could have gone better.


As Flea’s got older, the desire for a new bike at Christmas hasn’t got any less.

And a bike makes a PERFECT Christmas present. At a time of year when it’s all-too-tempting to huddle on the sofa playing video games and watching TV, a bike is the best reason ever to get out to the park, ride in the woods, and race down hills.

If you’re considering a bike this Christmas, I wholeheartedly recommend Halfords – we’ve always bought bikes there, and love their service and support. This Christmas, you can buy a bike online and have it stored for free until Christmas – you can also reserve in-store with a deposit of just £10.

We love that Halfords can build your bike for you, and we’ve always found them happy to help with things like fitting baskets, bells and lights.

There’s a gorgeous fresh range of new kids’ bikes in store, and I’m really excited to be sharing a fab competition where you can win some brilliant kids’ bikes in the run up to Christmas – and as an added bonus, I’ve got one more kids’ bike to give away on the site!

Read on for more info…

Win Children’s Bikes with Halfords this Christmas!

Every week between now and Christmas, you can win kids’ bikes on the Halfords website in their brilliant #NothingBeatsaBike competition.

To be in with a chance of winning, your child needs to draw a festive picture of their dream bike, and you’ll need to upload a photo of their drawing to the Halfords website.

Each competition below runs for one week, and there’s a different prize to be won each time:

  • Enter before Dec 2 to win a Carrera Cosmos bike worth £139.99, suitable for ages 5-8
  • Enter before Dec 9 to win a fab Carrera Blast Boys’ Mountain bike, suitable for ages 8 to 12
  • And Enter by Dec 16 to win a Carrera Luna Girls’ Mountain bike, suitable for ages 8 to 12.


Win an Apollo Gridlok Limited Edition Kids’ Mountain Bike

If that’s not enough for you, Who’s the Mummy? has a very cool Apollo Gridlok Limited Edition Mountain Bike to give away to one lucky reader this Christmas.



This fantastic bike is a bright yellow and the 24″ size is perfect for adventure-loving kids aged 8-11. Features include:

  • Front suspension for improved comfort and control on bumpy trails
  • Lightweight steel frame
  • 18 speed gears to keep you moving on hills
  • SRAM shifters for easy gear changes
  • FREE in-store build and FREE 6 month safety check
  • OR get it delivered boxed for self-assembly

How to Enter

To be in with a chance of winning this prize, all you have to do is leave a comment on this post telling me what your most memorable childhood Christmas present was, and why. Complete the Gleam widget to complete your entry – bonus, optional entries are also available.

Win an Apollo Gridlock Mountain Bike


Terms: Open to UK residents aged 18+. Prize is as stated, not transferable, no cash alternative available. Prize will be fulfilled by Halfords Group PLC. Entry must be made via a comment on this blog post and via the competition widget. Winner to be selected at random from all eligible entries. Winner will be notified by email, details to be shared on this website within two weeks of the closing date. Promoter: Flea Enterprises Ltd, 2 The Old Sawmill, Lytham, FY8 5PL.