Last week, with a little help from Mummy, Lucy got straight up and running on a proper bike at the first attempt. She had been pestering Hayley all morning to let her have a go and when she got her chance she took it with some aplomb. So she is riding at exactly 3 years 7 months!
I’d like to claim this is down to my cycling supergenes or my matchless coaching skills, but no. It’s down to a combination of the excellence of Islabikes and my daughter’s downright determination and general tendency to want to do everything her big brother can do. She has been delighted and proud ever since the first exhilerating moments (captured above) and was so thrilled to tell her teacher at nursery today.
She has inherited her brother’s old Cnoc 14 and seems very happy with it, which is a blessing as I’d been planning on selling it to buy her a new bike. It seemed harsh not to buy her new when Oliver had new, but if she’s happy with it, I’m more than happy, especially in the current financial climate!
Well done little Lady. Now if I can just teach you to start and stop, I will no longer need to chase after you for the duration of every visit to the park.