It only seems a few moments ago that Monkey finally got the hang of pedalling. Most of his friends had already abandoned their stabilisers before Monkey could even be persuaded to sit on a bike, let alone pedal it.
He still prefers his scooter, but there are times when only his bike will do, and I watch as he happily cycles ahead.
I wonder how long it will be before those stabilisers can be taken off? We’re so lucky to have loads of cycle paths where we live. He can build his confidence in safety and away from the hustle and bustle of every day life.
This photo just shows childhood to me, simple, timeless pleasure. Long may it continue.