A little while ago I saw on Facebook that one of H’s classmates had just learnt to ride a bike despite being very nervous about riding previously. I asked her mother how she did it and she told me that they had followed the method that Katy Hill shows in this YouTube video.
I watched it and it seemed so simple and easy, I thought it had to be worth a go. H loves riding with a tag along and he’s been happy to ride with stabilisers, but as yet he can’t ride independently. We’d love to be able to ride together as a family. So this weekend we decided to give it a try. So we took the pedals and stabilisers off the bike, so that we could use it as a balance bike. Off we went to our local park to find some good slopes to use to help H in this week’s active family challenge of learning to ride a bike.
Not only was H getting plenty of exercise, we got plenty too as we ran along to keep up with him.