Like Riding a Bike
Roni never learnt to ride a bike as a child. It became embarrassing and she stopped telling people about it. Now, at 33 years of age, she is determined to learn. But can she?
Roni never got to learn to ride a bike as a child. Her dad died when she was nearly six years old, and her Mum was left to bring up five children on her own so there was no-one to teach Roni or help her. As Roni grew older, it just became embarrassing to talk about it, and it made her feel inadequate, so she stopped even mentioning it to anyone. But the longing for the freedom and independence she thought cycling would bring has never left her. So, when her friend Clare bought her a second-hand pink bike, she decided it was time to turn her dream into action.
Producer: Sara Conkey