Exercise bike for youngsters launchedIt's aimed at children as young as three

09 July 2007

 

Children's exercise bike

A leading toy firm is launching its first exercise bike for children as young as three years old.

Called the Smart Cycle, the bike plugs into the television so users can watch interactive games.

Manufacturer Fisher-Price said the stationary bike would help tackle inactivity amongst children.

Aimed at pre-school youngsters, the Smart Cycle comes with software which plays a number of different games.

Smart Cycle

These encourage users to pedal their way through the mountains, fields and car races which appear on the TV screen.

Fisher-Price spokesman Phil Hooper said: 'It's not always possible for children to play outside these days - weather and safety concerns can be inhibiting.

'Smart Cycle aims to address this by providing a solution that combines both exciting physical activity and learning games that will positively encourage children to get up off the sofa.'

The Smart Cycle goes on sale from the end of this month priced at around £99.99.

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