Just thought I would share with people who may be a little more interested than the folk I work with. Yesterday was the day my eldest rode his bike for the first time without stablisers. A little later than most of his class mates, but he's a small 5 so I wasn't going to pester him until he was ready. He had a balance bike for a year or so, then progressed to a pedal cycle but used to lean a fair bit still. Yesterday we took him to the local Country Park, and after a little while I removed the stabilisers. At first he was a bit wobbly and still leaning, but then after about 20 minutes or so, everything just dropped in to place and off he went. He weaves around a touch, but I'm sure he will soon gain better control. It was SUCH a proud moment for me. Even better news is that his 3 year old Sister now wants hers off. (anything he can do, I can do attitude). She nees to learn to pedal a bit better, but hopefully we will get hers off in a couple of weeks rather than holding her back. Managed to get a stonking deal for Mrs Strick out of one of my work colleagues who has a bike he has barely used. He bought a smaller frame as he has short legs and its a bit of a girly paint scheme, so I need to get her to try it out for size and we will be good to go. Happy Days.