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Bike highs and lows

This year I was determined that Matthew would learn to ride his bike without his stabilisers. Of course once I was putting effort into him, Anya announced that she wanted to do it too!


So then we had the first problem that Anya was more confident (fearless) and competent but being older I wanted Matthew to achieve it first so I deliberately held Anya back a few months (mum guilt kicking in right about here…)
Back in June Matthew got his cycling Beavers badge which was much more to do with bike maintenance than actually riding a bike.
We had to buy Matthew a new bike for the occasion as his old one was much to small. In fact it won’t be long before Anya also needs a replacement. Looking for cheap bikes doesn’t mean you have to get reduced quality. In reality a children’s bike will only last a few years and Matthew’s bike is covered in dents and scratches despite not much use!


This summeI was adamant that they would both learn to ride their bikes without stabilisers. I aimed to take them to the park at least once a week but weather and a rampaging Zachary put that plan on the back burner. Now the weather is colder I am definitely much less inclined to go out!
Oh well, there is always next year…

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  1. My eldest is the fearless one, my youngest is far more reserved but fortunately she is fiercely determined to do everything her big sister does so she often pushes past her instinctive limits just to be the same. Scary as a mom!

  2. Ah we only went out on a cycle ride and walk the other day. I’m a big believer in balance bikes. Stabilisers are the worst thing ever. Personally I’d remove the stabilisers and the pedals, get them balancing first, and then add the pedals back on. Good luck #sharingthebloglove

  3. Learning to ride a bike is such a big moment of childhood! I think it’ll be a long time before I get to see mine do it – Max is 3 and a half, and still insists he’s too small to ride a bike. I suspect it might be the same as your two, and Ben will be wanting to do it before Max does! Thanks for joining us at #SharingtheBlogLove

  4. Ah all in their own time I say. My eldest only three and keeps asking for a bike but like you I am not sure winter or Christmas is the best time to start lol #ablogginggoodtime

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