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01 July, 2009 08:35AM
Re stabilisers.

I taught my 3 sons to ride bikes, each at around age 6; used stabilisers for the oldest, but not for the other two. My feeling was that the stabilisers actually stopped him learning to balance properly.

Some people recommend taking the pedals off (marking which is left and which is right, since one of them has a left-handed screw thread), setting the seat low enough so both feet (and heels) can touch the ground, and letting the child scoot around (sitting on the bicycle but pushing on the ground with feet). This means that the child has very little worry about falling off. On any down slope the child then has the option of experimenting with coasting, braking, and balancing. Gradually move the seat up until it is about the right height for pedalling and then put the pedals back on. This approach separates out the issues of balancing and pedalling.

For my sons I found a large grass area with very few people about with a slight slope (enough to almost coast down with very little pedal effort). The grass made the boys more confident (less worry about injury when falling off).

- Murray
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