#8787722, By DudBug Teaching to ride a bike.

  • DudBug 14 Jun 2012 22:27:37 17 posts
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    Both my girls learnt to cycle without stabilisers when they were 4. I did the running-behind-them method for several days in a row and it was really rewarding because you could see some improvement every day. The first day they barely managed a couple of metres but by the end of the first week they were up to a 100m or so. The key thing to bear in mind is that young children, unsurprisingly, find the notion that 'going faster' = 'easier to stay upright/balanced' counter-intuitive. Their instinct is to slow down when they start to wobble - that's why the 'Keep pedalling!' advice is really important.
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