You never forget how to ride a bike. Or do you?
The Fylde Coast in Lancashire is a very flat part of the country with many quiet country lanes and a coastal path making it ideal for cycling.
We bought bikes when we retired.
Now they say that you never forget how to ride a bike and I have no quibble with this at all.
What they don’t say is that you can forget what to do when you stop pedalling and grind to a halt.
I was fine when I was actually cycling along the lanes. But when I stopped, I forgot that I was on two wheels and not the usual four of the car. So I would stop pedalling, apply the brakes, keep my feet on the pedals and slowly keel over.
I didn’t fall off my bike. Oh no! The bike and were very much still joined together when we clattered sideways to the ground with my feet still firmly on the pedals.
When this had happened on three separate outings, I decided to sell my bike. I looked into stabilisers for the back wheel but apparently they only sell these for children.
Nowadays I just take photographs of other people who are smart enough to ride bicycles without falling over every time they stop.
Here’s a bicycle I might not fall off:
Perhaps I should look on eBay for a tricycle.
Thanks Cee for your Black & White Challenge: WHEELS