on ya bike

at the end of september ronnie turned 4, and for his landmark birthday into big school (shhhh it’s pre-school but he thinks it’s big school) we bought him is first big bike. an isla bike.

it had been highly recommended to us by a friend. he loved it and was squealing when he saw it, but then wasn’t so excited about riding it, as it only had two wheels and it made him wobble a lot. he gave it a go, and we encouraged him to keep trying and practising.  we coached him on it and helped him try to get his balance whilst pedaling, but no joy. we tried to do it with the no stabiliser way, which is what’s suggested but rooster wasn’t so keen, and often would just not want the bike and just wanted his scooter instead.

so grabbing the next dry saturday that came along with no plans, we put the stabilisers on and headed to the park. ronnie was over the moon, now he really loved his bike. who cares the stabilisers are on, the most important thing is that he is on the bike, loving it and whooshing round the park like a mean machine!


Country Kids from Coombe Mill Family Farm Holidays Cornwall


  1. November 18, 2012 / 13:38

    Bikes are great for balance, coordination and sheer fun and exercise. I encourage mine to whiz round on theirs on the farm all the time. Lovely to see the photos and don’t fret on the stabilizers, they will come off soon enough when he is ready. Thank you for linking up.

  2. Sarah
    November 18, 2012 / 16:27

    we love islabikes! jack had his this April at 3 and 4 months. while he had been flying around on his strider balance bike he was reluctant to use the pedals but keen for the brakes! So we took off the pedals meaning he could still whizz along and get used to the bike (we bought the cnoc 16) and disconnected the front brake so he whizzed and scidded with glee. This October we put the pedals on and 20 minutes later he was off and went on a 6 mile cycle ride with us the following weekend. Result! He loves it. He will be four in 2 weeks! Ronnie will all of a sudden get it and be off. Go Ronnie!

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