I didn't know how to ride a bicycle until I was twenty years old. In Delhi, there isn't much open space to be riding a bike in the first place. However, I've always wanted to learn how to ride one so when I got home, I tried. Learning to ride a bicycle is a self explanatory skill but some tips helped me sail through it and get better at it. Here's a few tips to keep you in check if you're learning to ride a bicycle :
Ask a Friend For Help : You don't have to do this alone. It's always better to have someone who knows how to ride a bike to help you. If you don't have someone who knows how to ride a bicycle then just keep someone around to help you when you fall. This is going to happen a lot initially so you will have to be very careful about it. I once crashed the bicycle while riding and had to take the bicycle to an automobile shop for some basic repairs.
Try Bicycling In Open Spaces : It is always safer to choose open spaces with less people while you're still learning. Don't make the mistake of choosing to ride on a busy street when you're still in the initial phases of learning how to ride. This isn't very safe for anyone, neither you nor the crowd outside.
Always Wear a Helmet : Do not take this lightly. If you're not going to wear a helmet while bicycling, you may as well not ride at all in the first place. It is highly irresponsible to neglect the use of a helmet while riding a bike. You are more perceptible to falling, especially in the initial stages of learning. However, even once you've finally learnt how to ride a bike, it's suggested that you should wear a helmet outside. Always wear a helmet while riding a bike to protect yourself from potential injuries.
Practice is the Key : This is the simplest and the easiest thing to remember. You won't master it until you practice it well enough. Learning to ride a bike is no rocket science but you must give it your best effort. Once you finally learn how to ride one, you will feel satisfied with all your efforts. Learning a skill always comes with working hard enough to actually master it. It wouldn't take a lot of your time, all you have to do is maintain consistency.
I was so happy the day I finally learnt how to ride the bicycle that I rode it till the evening. However, I knew I had to return my bike back because I had rented it. After that day, I was enthusiastic about getting my own bicycle so I went online and looked for one on sites like eBay. I found someone's old bicycle and bought it. I don't ride it that often these days but it's a great way to get some exercise done and get some fresh air at the same time.
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