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bicycle lesson?

Is there a bicycle lesson around Zurich?
I am a super beginner...
Thanks.

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Re: bicycle lesson?

I would ask at a local bicycle shop or try to find out more at the local police station. In CH, kids have to pass a bicycle test at class 4 and that's done by the police. For Zurich see here: http://www.stadt-zuerich.ch/content/...velotests.html
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Re: bicycle lesson?

But police neither teach adults nor do they test them. Ask a friend to hold the bike for you. I guess you know the traffic rules anyway so you just learn to handle it.
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Re: bicycle lesson?

not sure what level you are it, or if you have ever ridden a bike before but if it is the first time every riding a bike, check out this video, make some notes and voila!

Yes the video is for children, but it is applicable to anyone who is riding a bike for the first time (also for parents of ankle-biters venturing onto 2 wheels).

I have seen this method countless times teach some one, who has never been on a bike before to independent riding in 15 minutes. I kid you not!

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Re: bicycle lesson?

Great video - thanks. One bit of essential advice missing- and this is the same for skiing, snowboarding, driving, etc, is to NEVER LOOK DOWN but ALWAYS AHEAD. This is essential for balance and working out the overall route. Bonne chance.

(I learnt to ride through the frame of my dads multi-ton Army bike- still don't know how).
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Re: bicycle lesson?

The video is cool.
But how old are you?
The older you are, the more difficult it is to learn.
Some people suggest that training-wheels are counter-productive and to start with a simple scooter first (lower center of gravity and all).
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Re: bicycle lesson?

It's like riding ...... an elephant - he never forgets.
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