To deny children the simple joy of riding a bike is an abdication of our parental responsibilities | Steven Herrick | Books | The Guardian
Steven Herrick Sun 27 Sep 2020 18.30 BST
I got my first bike when Iwas nine years old, an iridescent purple Malvern Star Roadster with Marlon handlebars, a red banana seat, white-walled tyres and three gears. I christened it “Jimmy” in honour of a relative who was a stock-car racer and caught catfish in the river. Jimmy, the bike, was my first love.