I would just like to let you know that this afternoon my daughter learned to ride
We have been building up to it since we got the bike for her birthday, using just
the foot-pegs, no pedals. Slowly we have gone from just going along balancing to
finally lifting feet up then onto the pegs. In fact, feet up on the pegs was only
this morning but that was the confidence boost she needed - and she actually asked
me to put the pedals on!
There was a trial run just scooting with one foot on the pedals then without exaggeration
she just lifted both feet onto the pedals and made two or three revolutions. Well
that was it. If you have done it once, the rest is just practice - within five minutes
she had manoeuvred a gentle corner at the bottom of our road and was all for cycling
off before mum and I told her to hold up!
This is a girl who is dyspraxic, dyslexic, has hyper-mobility, poor core strength
and has speech and language processing problems. This is a girl who takes stairs
one tread at a time so as not to over balance. She showed off to her elder brother
by using the pedals properly to push off from a standing start.
Your ‘Super Glider’ bike is one of the best investments we have ever made. I have
tried three wheeled scooters, 'over-sized' scooters, bikes with training wheels -
all relegated to the bottom of the garden. A 12 year old girl does not want a bike
with training wheels. Even without the pedals your glide bike looked like a 'proper'
big girls bike. The sit up and beg riding position and the low centre of gravity
coupled with excellent proper brakes gave her the confidence to balance and then,
today to ride a bike.
A whole new world has opened up. She is already talking of cycling to the town centre