Teaching your child to ride a bike

05/07/2012 Family Cycling

Learn- ing to ride a bicycle is one of life’s milestones, a white-knuckle introduction to mobile independence. It’s a rite-of-passage thing, exciting yet potentially terrifying.

When you analyse all the component parts that go into the ability to cycle you realise how near impossible it is. Yet billions of cyclists around the globe manage it, without giving it a second’s thought. Learning to ride is a leap into the unknown, a magical mastery of control that, done right, can be a genuinely wonderful experience for the successful student.

The BikeHub guide to teaching your child how to ride a bike – as mentioned on today’s Macaulay & Co on BBC Radio Scotland – is the quickest and simplest way of getting tots pedalling.