Ed Miliband: I was 50 when I finally mastered the art of riding a bike | Ed Miliband | The Guardian
Former Labour leader says he had been ‘very nervous’ before an electric bicycle made him a convert
Amelia Hill Sat 22 May 2021
Ed Miliband only mastered the art of riding a bicycle aged 50 – and was put off using an adult tricycle because he was worried about the paparazzi, he reveals in a new book serialised in the Guardian on Saturday.
Admitting he had always been a “very, very nervous [bicycle] rider” as a child, the now 51-year-old hired an electric bike while on holiday in France and “had an epiphany”. “This”, he said, “was the eureka moment”.