Brad Pitt is considering buying mini motorcycles for his young children.

The 'Fight Club' actor - who raises six kids, Maddox, 10, Pax, nine, Zahara, seven, Shiloh, six, and three-year-old twins Knox and Vivienne, with partner Angelina Jolie - visited the HGB Motorcycles store in Ruislip, Greater London earlier this week, where he looked at small vehicles for his kids, but left only with gloves and a helmet for himself.

A source close to Brad - who is currently based in the UK with his family while Angelina films 'Maleficent' - told The Sun newspaper "Having been a rider himself for years, Brad knows his stuff. He's interested in getting his and Angelina's brood into motorbikes but is still unsure about actually buying small bikes for them.

"Maddox goes out with him a lot on his bike but he thinks it's better to stick with gear for himself for the time being."

Perhaps one of the reasons why Brad was unsure about the purchase is that Angelina has previously admitted Shiloh wouldn't listen to him when he was trying to teach her how to ride a quad bike.

The youngster was more interested in speed than careful handling of the four-wheeled vehicle, which the actress found "very funny".

She has said: "It's very funny to watch Brad try to teach Shiloh because she doesn't want to listen. She doesn't want Dad to sit on the back. She doesn't want to learn about the brakes. She just wants to go! It's the combination of the two of us."