Originally Posted by DAKEZ
The key is simply to admit they do indeed NEED TO LEARN. So many never bother.
They do indeed. But mostly they learn to toddle around on the bike they buy, and that's good enough; and if the bike they buy is "easy to ride", they don't learn much. If they buy into a bike that has a culture that says "It's OK to paddle walk / tip over / lay it down", they never learn otherwise.