If this is your first visit, check out the community guide. You will have to Join us or Sign in before you can post.
• Check you're happy with the email notifications you're receiving.
• Have a look at how the community will be changing its appearance.
• Get the latest information on issues relating to coronavirus.
Riding a 2 wheeler bike
My daughter is now 13 she has spastic diaplegia CP she can walk a little and has rode a trike for 7 years but has been desperate to ride a 2 wheel bike like her friends. We bought her a bike with 24 inch wheels and took pedals off to encourage balance maybe we put them back on too soon as she was desperate to ride it. She can sit on the seat with feet on floor and she can put one foot on pedal but struggles to get other foot on pedal when she pushes down with first foot. She can also ride and steer if I hold seat but its hard to hold seat as not much to get hold of and she is bigger than most children learning balance. we looked at stabelizers but on a 24inch wheel these would have to be adult stabelizers which are 12 inches big in diameter and she point blankly refuses to let me get them for her as she says she wont use them and wants to ride by herself. Has anyone managed to ride a 2 wheel bike with SD CP? How old were you when you learned? any tips to help her succeed?