TheCyclingBug Fri, Jan 17 2014 Likes4 6 Comments Facebook 0 Twitter 0 The Cycling Bug beginner’s guide to how to ride a bike Sounds simple, and for the large part – it is. But as with everything in life if you don’t know how… something simple can seem surprisingly difficult. Follow The Cycling Bug’s 8 basic rules of how to ride a bike and your first ride needn’t be a nightmare. Tell us your learning to ride stories, and share your cycling tips here. Find a safe place to practice Although it sounds like it might not be the softest landing spot should the unthinkable happen and you fall, concrete or tarmac offers the best place to learn balance and control of a bike. But if you are really worried about the hard ground you can go on short cut grass or even compacted gravel, but these areas will make it slightly harder to balance and pedal. To continue, log in or sign up. It's FREE and only takes a minute! Log in to your account OR Sign up with Facebook JOIN NOW for FREE!