If I Can Cycle, I Can Do Anything: Rose’s Story

When I was young, my cousin was teaching me how to ride a bike when we had a bit of an accident. I always remembered that incident anytime I sat on the bike, and I swore I would never get on a bike again.

When my daughter was about 6, she kept asking me to teach her how to ride a bike. I was too embarrassed to tell her that I didn’t know how to ride. Fortunately my husband was there to my rescue, teaching her instead. After that I promised myself I would have another go on the bike.

My life changed when I met Eilidh, a cycle trainer who was teaching a group of women how to ride bikes. She invited me over. I was very nervous at first, but I kept trying and trying until got the hang of it. 

Cycling has really made my life so much easier.

Especially because I work in the community so now I use my bike to go to work. Cycling is like therapy to me. I feel like I’m in my own world when I’m on my bike, if I can cycle then I can do anything. I conquered my fear of cycling.

Thank you to Eilidh for helping and encouraging me along the way.



Blog post by new cyclist Rose

Eilidh is a cycle trainer at Bike For Good and Free Wheel North

If you would like to learn how to cycle, Bike For Good run a free drop-in Women’s Beginner Sessions every Tuesday morning.