Our Story


The Kiddimoto Story
Kiddimoto is the UK’s original balance bike company. We produce a wide range of award-winning balance bikes and matching accessories from our headquarters in rural Somerset. We’ve grown from a tiny one-man-show to a successful global operation with a host of awards. Read our story below…
 
2003
The First Kiddimoto Balance Bike Was Born
Kiddimoto was born after founder Simon Booth built a wooden prototype of a superbike inspired balance bike in his flat in Axbridge, Somerset.
Kiddimoto green superbike balance bike 
2004
First Bikes Off the Production Line 
Production began in earnest at a workshop in Cheddar, where the Superbike and Scrambler became the first bikes off the Kiddimoto production line.
 
2006
Kiddimoto Officially One of a Kind
The first of a string of accolades came with the prestigious Hamleys One of a Kind toy of the year award.
Kiddimoto wins the prestigious Hamley's one of a kind toy award 
2009
On the Move
Having outgrown its previous premises, Kiddimoto moved to a brand-new location in the tiny village of Westbury-Sub-Mendip in the Somerset countryside near Wells.
  
2011
Enter the Dragon 
Simon made an appearance on the BBC’s popular Dragon’s Den programme. After a gruelling interrogation, he left with investment offers from two Dragons!
Kiddimoto on dragons den
 
2013
Demanding Times 
With business booming, the Westbury warehouse was expanded in order to keep up with demand from the UK and abroad.
 
2015
Royal Seal of Approval 
Kiddimoto won its most prestigious accolade yet, with the Queen’s Award for International Trade.
Kiddimoto meet the Queen
 
2016
On the Move (Again!) 
Another expansion was needed, and we moved into our current premises in Cheddar Business Park to hold more staff and more stock!
 
2017
Karbon Launch
Our most exciting project to date! We design and produce Karbon – our first ever Carbon Fibre balance bike.
 
2018
Introducing IKON
The next generation of Kiddimoto helmets are born! We introduced our IKON range, starting with our high tech full face helmets.
Kiddimoto full face helmet
 
2019
A Natural Progression 
COMING SOON! Our first adventure into the world of pedal bikes!