Since the beginning of this year when 6yo learnt to ride her bike without stabilisers, she hasn’t done a lot of riding for one reason or another. Her interest really hasn’t been there and I haven’t felt the need to push it with her for fear of pushing her the opposite way. When we were due to go on holiday to Center Parcs, at first thought we all wanted to be able to ride bikes, but realised that we would probably be more stressed with an unconfident 6yo trying to ride her bike when we should be relaxing.
This week with walking to school, and talking about riding more, the interest has been sparked in 6yo, so we decided that when we were due to go out and meet friends this afternoon, we would take her bike.
The interest was there and we got out of the driveway….almost before the crying and attitude started that the helmet was too tight. Ouch that hurt Daddy. My legs are tired.
You get the gist. It would have been so easy for us to give up there and then and take the bike back indoors and get the scooter out, but we didn’t give in and pushed on.
After around ten minutes, she had gained her confidence again and was riding really well.
The only thing left to tackle was starting without help, which thankfully she managed by the end of the day. At one point Hubby had to run at full speed after her as she rounded a corner near where a lake is, and we were thinking the worst!
We managed to make time for the zip slide whilst we were at the park as well.
I’m linking this up to this week’s #countrykids