A Little Man at Large
James turned three earlier this month. For his birthday last year his main present was a balance bike – a Tiny Bike from a shop in Hull. He now has a Islabikes Cnoc 14. I was sceptical about the claims made by advocates of balance bikes, but within a week of his birthday James was able to ride his newest bike for several hundred metres at a time, as well as turning corners. He is still working on his technique for getting on and off the bike.
We bought the new bike over the telephone. The chap at Isla Bikes was initially wary of selling us the Cnoc 14, saying that James was probably too small for the bike, and when I asked about stabilisers – after being prompted by Mrs B – I was very firmly steered away from them.
Today we were mostly working on braking. And I haven't ran so much in years.
Update to follow...