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Best Bike / Scooter Design | Junior Design Awards 2020

Revealing the winners of the best bike and scooter designs in this year's Junior Design Awards

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JUNIOR DESIGN AWARDS 2020 GOLD WINNER: Best Bike / Scooter Design

WHO: Globber by Plum Play

WHAT: A foldable scooter featuring a wooden deck made from FSC® certified sustainable wood and light-up wheels.

WHY: This scooter really caught the attention of our judges who loved its cool, innovative design, striking mix of materials and smart folding action. The sturdy, sustainable wooden deck was admired by everyone as were fun the light-up wheels powered not by battery but by dynamo technology integrated in the wheel’s core! But by far the most commented on feature was the patented push button folding system which means this scooter can easily be stowed in a car, hallway or even a bag. Overall, an excellent scooter!

Such a great scooter with so many cool features that kids will love.
Bonita Turner, Editor of Junior
The design is bold and clean and will no doubt appeal to many children as well as adults. It offers function and fashion and I love the sustainability angle too.
Carly Stevens, stylist an founder of Style & Substance Blog @carlyjstevens
Love that this grows with your child, and also folds away, making it easier to store in the house, shed or garage.
Heledd Harman, Ex-Marketing Manager and Blogger @heleddinlavender
This is a really good looking scooter. My kids would love the flashing wheels and I would be grateful for the fact that it folds down so easily to fit in the car.
Sam Dean, Beauty Journalist and Brand Copywriter

WHERE: Plum Play


WHO: Maxi Micro – DELUXE PRO Scooter

WHAT: A retro influenced version of the Maxi Deluxe scooter with added sporty features and lean-to-steer design. For ages 5-12.

WHY: Everyone on the panel was familiar with the hugely successful Micro Scooter brand and this felt like a cool, slightly retro upgrade to their usual slick offering. Our judges loved the curved chopper style handle bars, sporty looking wider wheels for stability, an extra grippy foot plate and the updated lean-to-steer technology – usually reserved for their more junior scooters – all designed to give a safer and more stable ride for mini speed demons!

No detail has been left out, from the thicker wheels, lean to steer function to the extra grip on the footplate, this scooter has got your child covered.
Carly Stevens, stylist an founder of Style & Substance Blog @carlyjstevens
Definitely, the brand leaders when it comes to kids scooters.
Fatima Truscott, Fashion Stylist and writer @the_ft_times
This scooter looks great. I particularly like the idea of the handle bars. It's really expensive but the fact that it would fit a child from 5-12 makes the price seem more reasonable.
Sam Dean, Beauty Journalist and Brand Copywriter
Like the ‘bike-style’ handlebars and the flexible steering mechanism. Built to last.
Susie Boone, Editorial Director for Parenting at Immediate Media Co.

WHERE: Micro Scooters


WHO: Kapel by Black Mountain

WHAT: A balance bike with 18 inch wheels and 7 gears that converts into a pedal bike and can be adjusted to grow with your child. For children around 5-years old.

WHY: This stylish, lightweight bike ticked a lot of boxes for our panel who thought it was a great looking bike that kids would love with plenty of thoughtful features that made it a safe, easy to steer and exciting to ride. Our judges felt that this would make an excellent first bike as it not only starts off life as a balance bike, which can be upgraded to a pedal bike, it also has an adjustable frame and seat height option so the bike can last for many more years than a regular balance bike or junior bicycle. Great for parent’s pockets and great for the environment.

Although initially I thought this bike was pricey, on reflection it has longevity and will grow with your child which I really like so you will have it for many years. It's well made and really well thought out too so I think it would make a brilliant investment buy.
Carly Stevens, stylist an founder of Style & Substance Blog @carlyjstevens
This is an expensive bike but I do feel that the technology behind the design does justify the price. The fact that the bike grows with the child is impressive. I also like that the bike is lightweight, as it's likely that I would have to carry it home from the park!
Sam Dean, Beauty Journalist and Brand Copywriter
A seriously cool and clever bike that grows with your child from balance bike to rugged racing cycle.
Susie Boone, Editorial Director for Parenting at Immediate Media Co.

WHERE: Black Mountain