The Micro Scooter challenge
Sandy has been using a Mini Micro Scooter since the age of two - and even before that, if you count the endless times in the playground when he ‘borrowed' scooters off other kids who clearly didn't really want to share. So the Micro Scooter challenge was definitely something he knew he could win.
Like many families with young children the Mini Micro Scooter has proved invaluable when it comes to getting from A to B. It makes "boring" time spent walking more fun, even for the most tired legs, whilst giving young children independence from the buggy. And they are the hero of the school run!
So how would Sandy's scooting prowess fare racing against his dad, David, on a Micro Sprite Scooter?
Ok so the Mini Micro Scooter has the three wheel stability and the experienced Sandy at the helm. But the two wheeled Micro Sprite Scooter, whilst in the hands of the inexperienced but highly competitive dad, is clearly built for speed. The jury was out until we hit the streets of south east London...
Sandy decided that he wanted to race around the "block" before heading to the park. As predicted Sandy was off in a flash with David only really gaining on him in the uphill sections of the circuit. On the pavement both scooters proved easy to manoeuvre and coped well with the uneven flagstones and manhole covers.
Next we headed to Goose Green for some "dragstrip" racing. The boys had a great time racing along the green. Sandy's sheer speed (and dad's tired leg) made him the undoubted Micro Scooter champion.
However, impressed with his dad's "moves", Sandy wanted to try out the Micro Sprite too. With a quick and easy adjustment of the height of the handle bar he was off, taking to the two wheeler immediately, and allowing his younger sister to have a go on the Mini Micro. Smiles all round! Even I got to whizz along on the Micro Sprite. Ok maybe I wasn't going that fast but it felt speedy. And despite my initial reservations I found it surprisingly steady and easy to balance. Good exercise too.
So our verdict – we already loved the Mini Micro but with the Micro Sprite you can keep up with your young scooting or cycling kids, whilst having some fun yourself. The versatility of the Micro Sprite means that it can be used by children from the age of five to slightly more cautious grown-ups like Mum and Dad. We are definitely converts – top marks for family fun!
PWT ratings: ♥♥♥♥♥
For more information visit the Micro Scooter website