Author Topic: Young impressions  (Read 3331 times)

Young impressions
« on: March 30, 2009, 05:53:44 pm »
Level 1 cycle training is mainly about making sure kids are ready to go out on the road in Level 2.

The first thing we do is ask them to ride one-handed - amazing how many can't, because they've never tried! Then we ask why is it important to be able to ride one-handed, and it doesn't usually take too long to reach the answer.

I was rather shocked the other day when an otherwise sensible-seeming girl responded: "So you can hold your phone"!

I guess it's a sad reflection of what she has observed on the road.

Re: Young impressions
« Reply #1 on: March 30, 2009, 09:44:40 pm »
A colleague met a young lad cycling the wrong way down a one-way street, with no hands on the handlebars and head down texting.
Riding a Dahon Jetstream P9 folder, a Decathlon Fitness 3 flat-barred road bike, a Claud Butler Cape Wrath MTB, a Moulton-based tandem, a TW 'Bents recumbent trike, and a Scott CR1 Comp.