Halfords have recently released their Christmas TV advert which features children playing on their bikes and snowy scenes. The main focus of the advert is the question “Does Anything Beat A Bike?”.
We went around our office and asked some of our staff what they thought. We asked Katy “As a child, would you have preferred a bike or snow on Christmas morning?” Katy replied with;-
“a Bike! My Dad would never let me ride my bike in the snow so I would have preferred the bike and no snow, but I always had to wear stabilizers on my bike. I liked to go fast.”
When we asked Mandy the same question, she said;-
“Oh definitely snow! Nothing beats waking up on Christmas morning and seeing a white blanket of snow outside. There’s something magical about it. Plus, festive snowball fights are some of my favourite Christmas memories!”
We decided to mix up the questions a bit, and asked John if as a child, would he have preferred Santa Claus to leave him a bike? or his Christmas Day dinner? (yes, we were being a bit mean!) John said;-
“That’s a tricky one, but I think as a young ‘un I would have preferred the bike and would have eaten my Chocolate selection boxes for my dinner! Having said that, I never did get the hang of riding a bike, my balance was terrible!”
Just to be even meaner, we asked Elaine our final question which was “As a child, would you have rather had your bike and no other presents at all? or lots of presents and no bike?” (the plot thickens!)
Elaine replied with;-
“That’s easy! I would rather have had lots of other presents and no bike. Part of the thrill on Christmas Morning is seeing lots of parcels and ripping them open, a bike would be great but I would have preferred a dolly or a colouring book.”
So it looks like it’s pretty even! There’s no doubt that waking up to a bike under the tree is exciting for most children, but it seems that a few things beat a bike.
What do you think? is there anything that beats a bike? Let us know in the comments below!