The not so hairy bikers

Today we learnt how to ride mopeds! We thought it would be a good idea to learn how to ride one just in case we end up wanting to hire one when we are away.

Turns out it was a bit harder to begin with than we were expecting, but once we got to grips with riding and steering them it was SO MUCH FUN!

We started off in a school playground getting to grips with how to ride the bikes, practising manoeuvres, junction control and most importantly of all how to stop!

Then when we had satisfied the instructor that we were up to scratch we were let loose on the open road for 2 hours. During that time we had to make sure we didn’t fall off as that would mean failing the day and having to go back for further training. I almost fell off when a kindly lady let me out at a junction and I panicked and hit the throttle too hard, but fortunately managed to brake in time before smacking into the opposite curb!

At the end of the day we had both passed and got our shiny new CBT certificates. We may well not end up needing this knowledge while we are away, but nonetheless we had a fantastic time today and enjoyed our time learning how to ride a moped.

Us posing with our bikes:

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