Well, here I am. My very first bicycle lesson. How did I learn to cycle? They kitted us out with their helmets, bikes and bright sleeveless jackets with trainee emblazed on it, from their vans. I was worried, the bikes looked so big! At last I was going to learn to ride a bike. Could I do it?
We pushed the bikes from the seatback up and down a slight slope in a tree lined wide pedestrianised area. If we could steer it competently we were then told to sit on it going down the slope i.e. learning to balance.
We learned to sit on the bike and balance it whilst walking down the slope. Balancing was a task! After some time of balancing, sliding down the slope, Jake the head instructor, called out to put one foot on the pedal on the way going down whilst the other foot was still on the ground.
A while later, I heard a shout from behind me Put the other foot on, as we careered down the slope. Go on, put the other foot on the pedal. I did and all of a sudden I was pedalling the bike. Feeling the wind in my face with the instructors riding next to me, ensuring my safety with lots of encouragement, I laughed out loud. I did it! I did it! Wheeeeeeeee pedalling all the way down and up the slope.
And that’s how I learned to cycle on my very first lesson. I don’t know why I waited soooo long. The feeling was exhilarating and I wanted more.
How did you first learn to cycle poll.