pjclinch wrote:NATURAL ANKLING wrote:If I had my way I would make sure every school leaver had Assembled a bike first and also mended Tyre flats And fit a chain in the field on their own.
You don't have any time for the idea that anything that can be perceived as a barrier to cycling is counter-productive, I take it?
OK, They weren't waiting to ride their bikes at the time but...
When I was in the early part of a college teaching course we had to come up with a short (around 15 minutes) activity to "teach" something to the rest of the class. I chose to do putting a patch on an inner tube as my activity. (And I'm still nowhere near using up the puncture kits I bought for the exercise, despite it being quite a few years ago!)