FWIW I saw "cublion" "sir snot" and "I vanilla" as posters to KK's thread and the posts for the first two were missing when I tried to view and I vanilla was a rant about vegetables I think and made no sense to me.
I also thought it was the unpleasant Flob or his later incarnations as his posts all vanished about two weeks ago. DF3 (Mr Anonymous) was a more likeable character.
I assumed it was trolling as KK has mentioned some coward(s) were stalking her threads and posts. I thought KK had posted that she would be on a short holiday and would not post for a while.
Cinders, that the thing about cycling, it is not something technical like swimming. You just get on and go so the initial problem is balance or staying mounted. I don't think video would help solve that problem.
Simply put, the seat and back wheel is where you balance and the handlebar manoeuvre of the front wheel is mostly navigation, point it in the direction in which you want to go. Since the back wheel is also what propels the bike the action of pedalling is probably what unbalances the beginner so the handlebar can also help balance. All this needs personal practise and as you say tips..
Tips or ideas such as practise without pedals and find a quiet car park and find a spot with grass for a soft fall are good. I see nothing wrong with those or using stabilisers or someone holding the seat while you pedal except adult embarrassment but the upside is that it will not take long.
One website said a good instructor will have you balanced and cycling within 90 minutes but indicating and turning corners will take a little longer!
Sticky88. Thank you that is just the sort of thing that I was looking for but unfortunately not in our part of the country. I did try to find something like this but even "gocycling" did not turn up. Apparently Germany has lots of this sort of thing for adult learners and I suggested she go for a short holiday! A short holiday in West Yorkshire will be my next suggestion. Thanks again.