From Mrs Emma Stephenson, 16th May 2016

“Ruby can ride a bike but had no bike confidence, dropped her off in nervous tears, she spent 2 hours with Dave today and can now ride confidently, use brakes, gears properly, do hills etc and most importantly really enjoyed herself. Highly recommend!”

“she said she loved it and when I asked if you were a good teacher she said “yeah brilliant and he was really nice to me” “


She rode all the way home Dave! Got all the way up to the top of the hill ??

Thank you Emma and awesome work Ruby 🙂 x

From Suzanne Watkinson, Sunday 22nd May 2016

“Oh my goodness. Dave is an absolute miracle worker. My husband and I have been trying to get both of our kids interested in going anywhere near a bike for years. Much to our frustration they seemed to really struggle with it and I am ashamed to say that we lost it with the eldest quite a few times over the years. Fast forward to this morning and 2 fairly tired kids turned up with bikes that were too small for them and an hour -yes an hour later, both of them were up and riding around like they had been born to it. Thank you so much Dave. Quite honestly the best 30 quid I have ever ever ever spent!!”

Job done 🙂


From Simone Walbank, Monday 23rd may, 2016

“Absolutely amazing, Dave’s enthusiastic and fun approach was just what we needed to give our 7 year old the confidence to ride. Within 1 hour Dave had him balancing and pedalling unaided, ready for us to go away and practice. Thank you again”

Jennifer Bradley, Wednesday 1st June, 2016

“What exciting news we had to tell Daddy when he came home tonight. Within 10 minutes Emma was peddling away, she could only balance up to that point and Pippa who was very wobbly to begin with, in 30 minutes was also peddling away. Thanks very much Dave Burns. We’re all chuffed to bits. The girls are looking forward to their next session where they can work on building their confidence.

From wobbly beginnings to this…

within the hour 😉 x”emma


From Sarah, saturday 4th June 2016

“Absolutely awesome hour spent with Dave today getting my son riding a bike confidently from a standing start. I got a few tips too! Dave is experienced, obviously passionate about cycling, really organised, a great teacher and brilliant with kids. The only tears today were mine (proud mum). Thanks Dave!”

From Bev, Saturday 4th June 2016

“Hi Dave,

Thank you for helping to get Chloe’s stabilisers off, I have taken her out on her bike and hopefully won’t be to long in her riding confidently.”

From Emma Fowler, Saturday June 4th, 2016

“Today my 5 year old spent a hour with Dave . Wow what an amazing instructor he is. He got my son doing what I thought was not possible . He was so friendly well cool according to my son. Took the tips and will go bike shopping . This was the best £20 I’ve spent . Can highly recommend this instructor to everyone . Thank you Dave.”

From Emma Marie, Saturday, June 3rd, 2016

“My son and his friend spent an hour with Dave yesterday and went from wobbly to confident riders within this time! Dave was patient, kind and certainly knows his bikes! The boys took to him instantly and responded well to his calm teaching style. I would strongly recommend Dave to anyone learning to ride or wanting to build their confidence in their riding skills. Definitely great value for money too!!”

Penny Barett, saturday 4th June, 2016

“If anybody is looking for help to get their child riding a bike, I highly recommend Dave Burns iwanttoridemybike my son has struggled for the last year and within 5 minutes Dave had him cycling on his own. He was amazing and by the end of the lesson, he was able to start and stop on his own. He really is a miracle worker!!”

Samantha, saturday june 11th, 2016

“Just fabulous – my daughter loved it and we are definitely going to do proficiency course in a few months once she has more practice.”

From Lisa, Sunday 12th June, 2016

“This morning my 5 year old spent an hour with Dave- he went from having no sense of balance to riding unaided by the end of the lesson! The difference was amazing!! The lesson was fun and Archie said at the end how much he’d enjoyed it! Thanks Dave!”


From Joy Morrison, Saturday June 18th, 2016

“Highly recommended , Dave is a lovely guy with plenty of patience, he has worked his magic this afternoon and I’ve got one very happy 4 year old whizzing around the garden on his bike after just an hour long lesson.”

Donna Rogers, saturday June 25th, 2016

“Thank you Dave! Within 5 minutes you had Lilly riding her bike Then spent the rest of the 121 lesson building confidence and going though Level 1 Bikeability course!”

Awesome work lil’Lilly … rode through a cloudburst and completely smashed it…Chapeau young lady 🙂 x


Rachel Cawte, saturday 25th june, 2016

“Dave is fantastic – he showed such patience with my two boys. Both were very nervous about biking and had little to no skills beforehand. Dave gently encouraged them, made it fun and gave them some brilliant skills that they will be able to take with them on their cycling journey. I cannot recommend Dave enough – he didn’t rush the boys and worked at a pace that suited them. He also gave me lots of tips to help them develop their cycling skills at home. Thank you – worth every penny.”

Tara Louise Newns, Sunday 26th June, 2016

“Today we had a private bike ability lesson for each of my boys (3 and 5) from the amazing Dave Burns at I Want To Ride My Bike. I cannot recommend him highly enough! Our 3 year old went from a balance bike to riding confidently alone and setting off/braking independently and our 5 year old (who could ride but with tantrums and frustrations) is now a speed demon and disappearing down hills!!!! I fear we have created a monster with that – but the progress and transformation is nothing short of miraculous and – to top it all – Dave Burns is a top bloke!!! Get booked in if you want to alleviate all those learning to ride tantrums and leave with confident cyclists!!!!! Great value for money too! Thank you again Dave Burns!!!!!

Zoe Sewell, 26th june, 2016

“My daughter is 9yo and has struggled riding her bigger bike still with stabilisers, she lost her confidence & despite trying ourselves to teach her, found she got angry with us & we also lost our patience!
A one hour 1-1 lesson this morning with Dave has transformed this! He was so patient but insistent. She went from fearful nervous balancer to pedalling alone & smiling! We have lots of brill techniques to help too (the 5 ‘L’s) !
Now to help her practise her new skills & save up for a taller, lighter bike!
Highly recommend if your little one (or bigger one!) is struggling to get going 🙂 thanks again Dave.”


Gillian Clarke, saturday 2nd july, 2016

“Dave did a brilliant job teaching my 7 year old son, he says he wants to ride everyday now and can’t wait for the morning to go out on his bike again. Thank you for managing to do it so quickly, best money I could have spent”

Nicola Wood-Davies, saturday 2nd july, 2016

“You helped us achieve the impossible today 🙂 thank you so much”

Sarah Heninghem-Smith, saturday 2nd July, 2016

“Amazing man, thank you for your hard work with my son!!”

Vicki Anthony, saturday july 9th, 2016

“Amazing! My son went from not even wanting to pick up his bike in the morning before his lesson to not wanting to get off his bike afterwards! We even did a bike ride in the afternoon. I would never have thought he could improve his confidence so much and learn to ride his bike in one hour. Dave was so patient and fantastic. Definitely recommend!!

Jane Drabble, saturday 9th july, 2016

“What an amazing, patient, friendly and funny guy. Dave was great, my Lg lacks so much confidence but he built this up in her and in no time he had her off on 2 wheels on her own, thanks so much xx”

Becky Pulleyn, sunday 10th july, 2016

“Amazing!! What can I say?! Definitely the magic hour! Thank you so much for getting Oscar going.”

Katy Dukes, saturday 23rd july, 2016

“Can’t thank Dave Burns enough at ‘I want to ride my bike’. Within 10 mins he had Nat actually pedalling and riding a bike!!! I am still astounded! With Nats difficulties I was expecting a few lessons but the way Dave teaches was just wonderful. Nat enjoyed it that much he wants another lesson!! Thank so much Dave.”

Nathan Ridged, saturday 23rd July, 2016

no words needed… 🙂 x

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Kelly Ladle, friday 29th july, 2016

“My daughter was lacking in confidence when trying to ride her bike so I took her to see Dave after hearing great reviews about him. Within 5 minutes of starting, she was riding. I couldn’t believe my eyes! Best £20 I’ve ever spent! Thanks Dave x”

Helen Thomason, Wednesday 3rd August, 2016

“Our daughter has seriously learnt to ride a bike this morning, within an hour, under the brilliant coaching and tuition of Dave Burns. She loved the hour and her confidence has really grown. Dave has a great approach, even and patient which is really encouraging. He’s really great with kids. He’s an expert and is passionate about his topic, this really builds trust with the child and parents. After the lesson we went to a local tennis court and our daughter flew round and round it on her bike, peddling for GB! Thanks Dave, see you soon with our son.”

Rachel Cawte, Wednesday 3rd August, 2016

“Dave is fantastic – he showed such patience with my two boys. Both were very nervous about biking and had little to no skills beforehand. Dave gently encouraged them, made it fun and gave them some brilliant skills that they will be able to take with them on their cycling journey. I cannot recommend Dave enough – he didn’t rush the boys and worked at a pace that suited them. He also gave me lots of tips to help them develop their cycling skills at home. Thank you – worth every penny.”

Esmond Goodall, wednesday 17th august, 2016

“Patience of a saint….. Thanks a lot Dave. You have provided us with lots of excellent tips and the time you spent with Alexa has gone a huge way to setting her on the way to enjoying her bike”

Suzanne Watkinson, 19th August, 2016

“Hi Dave, just wanted to let you know that the kids did a 7.5 and then a 14 mile bike ride part way around Kielder Water this week. I can’t believe that neither of them could even balance until their lesson with you in May. My husband and I are so proud of them and so thankful to you.
I really hope the business is going well and will be recommending you to anybody who will listen. Please feel free to use this as a testimonial if you wish.”

Nicola Bailey, Friday 19th August, 2016 (NSI Level 1 and Level 2 all day session)

“Just a quick note to say thank you so much for teaching Oliver & Harry today, they sound like they have learnt so much in a day!  They were telling me loads of biking stuff on the way home!  They really enjoyed themselves despite the inclement weather!”

Katharine Dolman, Tuesday 30th August, 2016

“Just want to say Thank You again for helping Ollie. He has hardly been off his bike since his lesson with you!! He is having lots of fun cycling with his brother and I wish we had booked a session with you ages ago! He also thinks you have magic powers which got him cycling!! I can’t believe after years of us trying it only took you a few minutes! Thanks again”

Chloe Benest August 30th, 2016

“We just wanted to say a massive thank you for Dylan’s session the other week – he really enjoyed himself, and its so great to see him so happy and confident on his bike.  Now to get Harry on his bike…!”

Neil Ryder, september 1st, 2016

“Dave is going to be a legend in our house. After 4 years many hours, many bikes and no success, 4 minutes and my little boy was off! Cycling is now his best sport and he’s been begging to go out at every opportunity! Thanks so much!”

Daniel Jefferson, August 26th, 2016

“Will’s (my 5 year old) had been struggling to ride his bike with stabilisers and had little confidence. Within 30 minutes Dave had him riding a bike stabiliser free. Simply speechless and amazed how quickly Dave got him going thank you. Dan”

Emma Crisell, saturday 10th september, 2016

“Joshua has just had the best hour with Magic Dave! Wonderful to see him ride with confidence within minutes. Thank you so much. You are a legend!

From a Mum 🙂 xx 26th september, 2016

“I just had to email you and let you know there was a bikeability session at my son’s school today

I was so proud and delighted that he could rock up to school with his (cool) bike with all the other kids and do just as well as everyone else. It would have been so humiliating for him had he been the only one not to be able to participate – so a HUGE thank you to you

I am sure you know this but it’s so much more than just the skill of riding a bike, it’s also about his self esteem and confidence and self image, especially for a kid like him who really struggles with sport type activities”

Really – it was a huge thing for all of us that he could participate yesterday, thank you so much Dave”

Sharon Newsome, 28th September, 2016

“Dave is patient and brilliant with kids. We did the magic hour with him and I highly recommend it. My son was reluctant to use a pedal bike but by the end of lesson was peddling around with more confidence! He also went out of his way for us for this lesson so big thank you”

Catherine Evans, 1st october 2016

“According to our daughter Dave has magic powers! A fantastic teacher, our daughter really enjoyed her lesson and can’t wait to get on her bike tomorrow. We were amazed how quickly he transformed our wobbly balancer into a cyclist. The best £20 we have spent. Thanks Dave”

Chris Francis, saturday 1st October 2016

“Dave is fantastic,he had my 5yr old daughter riding round the playground on her own in the hour where with me she could only do a couple of meters. Would highly recommend him. My daughter enjoyed it so much she wants to come every weekend!!”

Gina Oliver, saturday 1st october 2016

“Thank you so much for teaching Jack to ride a bike. 🚴. You were brilliant.”

Emma Holliday-Wall, sunday 16th october, 2016

“Thankyou so much to Dave Burns who taught my Erin to ride her bike within the 1st 10 mins of her very 1st 1:1 magic hour lesson! Absolutely brilliant! Shes so happy, straight home and out on her bike again!”

Helen, wednesday 26th october, 2016

Dave, thank you so much for your time and patience with James & Bella today, you really have made a huge difference to them, they were bursting with pride this evening! I can’t believe they made so much progress so quickly – I wish I had found you a year ago! Thank you, Helen

Nicky Bardon, wednesday 26th october , 2016

“Hi Dave, thanks for the other day, kids had a great time.”

Tanya Wray, wednesday 26th october, 2016

“Big shout out to Dave Burns.
He taught my (just) 4 year old to ride a bike without stabilisers well within his ‘magic hour’.
Probably the best £20 I’ve ever spent!”

Katrina Porter, thursday 27th october, 2016

“My daughter loved it today, so much so she wants to go back. Her exact words was “it was fun”, literally within 3 minutes she was riding her bike. She couldn’t stop smiling all day. Excellent, we are definitely going back for her bike ability lesson”

Karen Williams, 30th october, 2016

“My cycle phobic son had his confidence restored and is now looking forward to getting a new bike and cycling to Ripley for a ‘massive ice cream’!”

Vicky Heaton, November 3rd, 2016

“Amazing! Dave got my LG riding her bike within 10 minutes after we had spent many years and many tears (on my daughter’s part) trying to get her going. Talk about the Mida’s touch! Absolutely fantastic! Can’t recommend him enough!”

Vicky Heaton, Novemeber 5th, 2016

“Amazing! Dave got my LG riding her bike within 10 minutes after we had spent many years and many tears (on my daughter’s part) trying to get her going. Talk about the Mida’s touch! Absolutely fantastic! Can’t recommend him enough!”

Gemma Lennon, Novemebr 5th, 2016

“Amazing!! Dave is fantastic! We’ve been trying for a lonnnng time to get our son riding a bike buy could never get there; within minutes, our son was riding with Dave!! Dave was also so helpful in advising us the best bike we could get. We had a brilliant time and our son could not stop looking at his I can ride my bike Certificate, he was super proud. Couldn’t recommend Dave enough.”

Fiona Raddings, Novemeber 6th, 2016

“Dave is fab! Knows his stuff!
Very patient with our lovely stubborn daughter!!
She was riding independently within the hour.
Well worth it and hassle free for us although it cost me a packet in the smuggle shop!!”

Gemma Lennon, novemeber 6th, 2016

“Amazing!! Dave is fantastic! We’ve been trying for a lonnnng time to get our son riding a bike buy could never get there; within minutes, our son was riding with Dave!! Dave was also so helpful in advising us the best bike we could get. We had a brilliant time and our son could not stop looking at his I can ride my bike Certificate, he was super proud. Couldn’t recommend Dave enough.”

Mary Leng, novemeber 13th, 2016

“Thanks to the recommendation on here for Dave Burns at www.iwanttoridemybike.co.uk Our 5 year old has just finished his ‘Magic Hour’ bike lesson in Harrogate and is happily cycling without stabilisers.”

Aimi Slater, Novemebr 20th, 2016

“Another recommendation for Dave at I want to ride my bike. He was brilliant earlier today with our stubborn 5 year old! She was up and off in 5 minutes…which we couldn’t believe!! Then he spent the rest of the hour helping her stop/start, using her breaks and giving us invaluable advice on bikes & helmets. Best £20 we’ve ever spent and definitely worth the trip over to Harrogate.”

Cheryl Ingram, November 20th, 2016

“Dave is a genius! I cannot thank him enough! My 6yo was worried about falling off but was put at ease and was cycling within half an hour of the lesson! Amazing!”

Rheanna Tom Dunnington, novemeber 27th, 2016

“Fantastic morning proud mum moment watching my little girl build confidence and ride her bike (something she refused to do!) Dave also helped my 3 year old gain confidence on a bike, they both thoroughly enjoyed it! Thank you so much!”

Shelly Jebson, november 27th, 2016

“Our little boy needed convincing he can ride a bike and Dave did just that and more. Lots of great advice on techniques and kids bikes generally. Great to see our boy getting excited about cycling! Next stop Team Sky!!”

Sarah Gledson, wednesday 28th december, 2016

“Brilliant. Had our Nervous Nelly 4 year old laughing, smiling and riding by himself within minutes.”

Judy Sturley, thursday 29th december, 2016

“Dave is brilliant with the kids. Had an hour with him yesterday shared between two complete beginners and they’ve nearly cracked it even in such a short time. Will be booking a further lesson to get them going confidently. Very happy to recommend

Betty Jones, saturday 31st december, 2016

“We’ve just returned home from a 1:1 lesson in which Dave taught our fearless almost 4 year old to ride his first pedal bike. Dave’s patience, enthusiasm and encouragement was second to none! Thank you so much for getting Seth started on his cycling adventure, he absolutely loved his lesson!”

Amanda Glennon, sat 14th january, 2017

“Thank you so much to Dave who literally had my little girl riding within seconds this morning you were fab and she thoroughly enjoyed herself! Couldn’t recommend you enough thank you!”

Nicola Bray, saturday 21st january, 2017

“Had the best afternoon watching my 5 year old regain his excitement for cycling! He has gone from not really wanting to sit on his bike to being tantalising close to being able to ride in one lesson! Amazing! Thank you!”

Neil, Sunday 22nd January, 2017

“Sorry for the late reply and a massive thank you for your amazing result with Ailsa Iona. She is incredibly proud of what she achieved and motivated to keep trying.
There was a slight hiccup when she tried using her own bike, though she did manage in the end. It would appear that her own bike has been part of the problem so we are looking for a second hand Isla bike for her.
Once again thank you so much and I’m sure we will see you again for some advanced instruction when she has had a bit more practice.”
Becky Preece, sunday 29th january, 2017
“Absolutely brilliant. Took our boys 6 & 7 for the magic hour. Dave was patient and worked so hard to get both boys off pedalling. Also provided us with great advice for buying the best bikes. Would highly recommend. Thanks!”
Kate Gillingham, sunday 29th january, 2017
“Thankyou so much David – Emily is so proud of herself! She went from baby bike with full stabilisers and had never tried a balance bike to riding a big bike – Amazing! It really is the magic hour!”
Carol Mckenzie, saturday 6th february, 2017
“Had a phone consultation with Dave. He had great suggestions to support kids enjoying their bikes & riding confidently.”
Richard Newman, saturday 6th february, 2017
“Got my lad full of confidence and had him off n pedalling in no time !! Thanks Dave”
Karen Lister, sunday 7th february, 2017
“Thank you so much for the work you did with Con & John on Sun! Con has been raving about it and is so excited to get out on his bike! He also loves that his dad learnt stuff too! Highly recommend the dad & lad session a great way to get the boys working as a team and ready to have fun cycling together.”
Becki Skipp, sunday 12th february, 2017
“Fantastic session today teaching James to ride a bike. Thank you so much. He loved it! Dave was patient and had him doing it on his own in no time. He now has the confidence to do this at home and we can’t wait to get out and about with him! Would highly recommend.”
Sabrina Cox, monday 13th february, 2017
“Dave was great with my daughter, lots of practice and she got there!! Issy had a great time even with the terrible weather and was super proud when she mastered riding her bike, as were we!! Huge thumbs up for Dave, highly recommend!”
John Kerr, saturday 18th february, 2017
“We are really impressed in Dave’s magical abilities in getting our 5 year old daughter to ride a bike without stabilisers – in less than an hour!
Our daughter really enjoyed the whole experience, giggling through most of it. Another achievement into the sparkle jar.Thank you Dave for your skills, patience and your approach.

I would not hesitate in recommending Dave to anyone.

John and Kath”

Samantha Davy, saturday 18th february, 2017

“Thrilled to bits. After 1 hour with Dave my 4 year old went from having minimal experience on a bike with stabilisers to riding a bike on her own. Thank you so much.”

Victoria Hodgson, 23rd february, 2017

“Thankyou so much for putting the time in today I could see my daughters confidence zoom up before my eyes with all the pointers, she listened to you. Fun and patient man . Highly recommend”

MHHolmes, friday 24th february, 2017

“My daughter has struggled to ride her bike by herself but somehow after 40 mins she was doing it. Dave also gave me some advice about the bike my daughter had, visually pleasing but not practical, breaks to stiff etc…. I will book her in again just for a confidence lesson. Thank you”

Celine Scott, saturday 25th february, 2017

“Had read lots of positive reviews so decided to book my son in to help improve his skills as he lacked confidence. Dave was amazing with him! He was so patient and fun at the same time. He gave us all some helpful tips and ideas. My son had a fab hour with him and has come away extremely happy….new bike is on the cards now!! thank you!!!”

Ryan Sidebottom, sunday 26th february, 2017

“@Biketykes Thank you Dave , he absolutely loved his bike lesson ! Darley was full of it when he came home . Highly recommend to anyone 🚴🏻

Kate Sidebottom, saturday 4th march, 2017

“Dave has a true talent for what he does and such patience. I would highly recommend him to anyone. He took our 5YO son from no balance to fully riding, setting off stopping and turning in just 2 sessions. Amazing!”

Louise Tartaglia, saturday 4th march, 2017

“Thanks again for today with Fran. Absolutely fantastic. I’ve passed your phone number onto a mum friend Nancy who has a daughter, Lily, one of Fran’s friends. Hopefully she’ll be in touch. I’ll also spread the work via other mums at school”

Jodie Coughlin, saturday 11th march, 2017

“Dave really is the magic bike man!!
After only 10mins today he had my 7 year old son riding his bike! He is such a Fantastic,down to earth guy! Thank you very much…. I now have one happy little boy!”

Ros Houghton, saturday 11th march, 2017

“We have just had an amazing time with Dave. One hour was spent on our very nervous 5 year old grandson who can now ride a bike!! . Another hour was spent on our 8 year old grandson using gears correctly, turning corners with the correct position confidence building. We have all learnt so much. Wouldn’t hesitate to recommend. Excellent.”

Sarah Jarrett, sunday 19th march, 2017

“Hi Dave, just wanted to say thank you so much for your patience with Ellis! We are so pleased he has finally learnt to ride! He has been in the best mood since and is really proud of himself! I’m on with sorting him a bike so will be in touch soon”

John Snelson, saturday 25th march, 2017

“Just wanted to say thank you for your awesome work today. You have incredible patience and understanding. Tom’s properly excited about coming back to work on peddling but for now, he’s happy showing off his certificate”

Jacqui Kennington, saturday march26th, 2017

“A big thank you to all those who recommended Dave Burns at www.iwanttoridemybike.co.uk
We went for a lesson last weekend with my 5-year old son who had sort-of learnt to ride his bike, then fallen off, lost his confidence and then lost his ability!
Dave had a wonderful openness and temperament, and really made the session fun. Within 5 minutes he had stopped being worried about falling off, and within 10 mins was cycling solo and learning to start and stop himself! He ended the session with huge confidence, and a huge smile on his face. The next day he then cycled 2-3 miles with his Dad.
Cannot recommend Dave highly enough. If you are considering it, go for it. You won’t regret it.”

Michelle McPherson, sunday 26th March, 2017

“I’d like to recommend Dave following a lesson my children had with him on Saturday. My 6 year old son was a very tentative, cycle a few yards sort of rider. But after one session with Dave he really loves cycling, his confidence has been boosted enormously and my husband said it would have taken him several months to get him to the stage where Dave has. He also got my 3 year old daughter cycling! She turned up able to balance but couldn’t even push the pedals forward, by the end she was cycling on her own. He’s not only a superb teacher, he’s a thoroughly lovely man who spent a lot of time going through cycle purchase advice and how to continue supporting our little cyclists. I agree, he’s brilliant!!!!”

Gail Leonard, sunday 2nd april, 2017

“Thank you so much! My 9 year old learned to ride her bike today with the fun, caring, but ultimately hugely expert, Dave Burns. After years of just never quite getting beyond the fear of losing the stabilisers, Dave got her riding on two wheels within 20 minutes. Amazing! And she has been riding her bike with glee and the utmost pride all day since – a huge day for her confidence, independence and freedom. This man is the bomb!! And worth far more than what he charges. Thanks again.”

Colleen Buxton-Iseley, friday 7th april, 2017

“Excellent – very patient, makes it fun for the littlies and instils confidence in them. Would highly recommend.”

Ammy Kent, saturday 8th april, 2017

“Thank you so much for teaching my daughter how to ride her bike with no stabilisers, she is so impressed with herself. I will be highly recommending you. Thanks again!

Amy Briscoe, friday 15th april, 2017

“So for months we have been trying to get my 7 year old daughter to cycle & failed miserably. So we booked in with Dave Burns & within 13 minutes my baby was cycling…ON HER OWN!!!! I was convinced she would need at least 2 lessons…
BIG shout out to Dave…he’s so patient & won Amber over within 30 seconds!
If you’re struggling with your kids please give this guy a thought!”

Natalie Clare, Friday 15th april, 2017

“Crazy to think that he couldn’t ride a bike this morning! Amazing! Thank you so much Dave!”

Claire Cooper, wednesday 19th april, 2017

I can’t recommend Dave enough he had my daughter riding her bike in 10 minutes x”

Russell Townsend, wednesday 19th april, 2017

“Dave took my four year old from push and glide to full pedalling in an hour. He not only provided good technical tuition but understood how to communicate with a young and easily distracted child. I cannot recommend Dave’s work enough”

Susie, thursday april 20th, 2017

“Hi Dave, 

Just wanted to say a big thank you for today! Molly was thrilled she has pedal power now! We are so pleased you have given her a good start and shown her the correct procedure.
You were very helpful regarding future bikes for Molly too.
I will pass on your contact details to friends and Molly’s School.
Thanks again for all your help.
Best wishes, 
Susie, Jeremy and Molly”
Lucy Dickinson, saturday 23rd april, 2017
“We had a fantastic session today with Dave. He managed to get my two boys 5&6 from extreme novices who have rarely used a balance bike or a bike with stabilisers as have always preferred scooters to being fully fledged bikers in less than an hour. In fact he had them biking without stabilisers within 5-10 minutes of his class! He is so friendly and has a wonderful way with the children. We all learnt loads today and the children actually listened and were captivated and had lots of fun along the way. Lots of advice and guidance on first bikes too. I only have one regret… why have I not done this sooner!!”
Lindsey Beilby, sunday 24th april, 2017
“Huge thank you to Dave on teaching my 5 year old how to ride a bike in the Easter holidays. He was confident on a balance bike but hated pedals. Dave gave my son a massive confidence boost and helped him learn important tips to help me and him at home. Been out on the bike today and still needs help but he’s at least willing to try. Just needs to learn to use his brakes to avoid running his little brother over… again! Thank you.”
Alexandra Hardisty, sunday 24th april, 2017
“Dave had both our 5 year old twins up and riding on their own in about 20 minutes! They had a fab time and we were really impressed with his tuition. Would highly recommend.”
Emma Beech, monday 8th may, 2017
“Had an hour session with Dave and my (just turned) three year old. He got her balancing her balance bike brilliantly and gave her a massive boost in confidence. She now loves her balance bike and we came home with things to work on over the coming months. We appreciate she was a young one to work with but the difference from the beginning of the session (when she could barely sit on the bike) to the end was fabulous. Dave has also given advice on a bike purchase too. Thanks Dave. Hopefully see you again in the summer”
Hannah Munns, saturday may 13th, 2017
“Absolutely Fabulous! Toby had ridden a balance bike but never a pedal bike. Within 10 minutes he was riding by himself! Dave was really clear with his instructions and patient when Toby ignored them �! Couldn’t recommend more highly.”
Sarah Harrison, saturday 13th may, 2017
“Had my 4 year old riding within 5 minutes with no stabilisers. Dave is really friendly and patient. Would highly recommend”
Lauren Elizabeth, sunday 14th may, 2017
“My son has been part of a program with his reception class in school to learn to ride a bike. Previously, without stabilisers he lacked confidence and would be too upset and sometimes even screaming with fear because he didn’t like wobbling. He now rides a bike confidently, fully balanced, turning, braking etc and in full control. It’s a miraculous transformation in him and I will be forever grateful for the experience he has had with you!”
Andy Brear, sunday 14th may, 2017
“Thanks to the great teachings of Dave “the bike whisperer” our daughter Laila who was completely uninterested in riding her bike (she wanted to be a singer) is now riding her bike and actually asking to go out on it now. Couldn’t recommend Dave highly enough. Thank you.”
Cath Doman, sunday 21st may, 2017
“Dave is a genius: in 45 minutes my 7 year old went from barely balancing (with no confidence) to riding her bike independently.”
Jen Fenton, saturday 27th may, 2017
“Can’t believe Dave managed to get our 6 year old riding in less than 45 minutes!! It would’ve taken us weeks! Worth every penny. Thank you!”
Susan Wallace, saturday 27th may, 2017
“My son was petrified of cycling his bike and we could barely persuade him to sit on it. 30 minutes with Dave and he was cycling solo. Couldn’t believe it. Absolutely amazing. Thank you so much”
Louisa Coxon, wednesday 31st may, 2017

“My son was really nervous about riding his bike but Dave was amazing with him and within an hour my son was riding alone and loving every second !Thank you Dave”

Karen Blakemore, wednesday 31st may, 2017

“Absolutely brilliant experience. Dave had my reluctant 5 year old daughter riding a bike on her own in minutes. He is patient and confident and makes them want to do their best. Dave also took time to practice and give good tips to parents on keeping the children cycling”

Penny Foster, saturday 3rd june, 2017

“Dave is an amazing teacher and my previously wobbly six year old was riding with confidence after half an hour. Incredible – thank you!”

Charlotte Brown, saturday 3rd june, 2017

“Fantastic lesson he had my 5 year old going straight away , my son enjoyed it so much and came away so proud he could now ride his bike definitely recommended”

Sarah Reeder, saturday 24th june, 2017

“I can’t recommend this guy enough! 12 years I’ve been trying to get her to ride a bike without success! A quick phone call to Dave Burns and he comes along and gets her doing laps of the playground in 15 minutes flat! 😳 He’s magic! and a thoroughly nice guy to boot!”

Gary Bartlett, friday 9th june, 2017

“My oldest took to riding like a fish to water, my youngest (5) a little more fearful and wasn’t listening. So, we signed up for a lesson and Dave had him riding in 15 minutes. He quickly worked out what the mental block was and worked with my son to get round it and get him riding…. teaches good advice on how to handle a bike so would recommend for youngsters struggling to get going and adults who need a bit more confidence. Brilliant”

Laura Marie, sunday june 11th, 2017

“After struggling for what felt like forever getting my 7 year old to keep pedaling when someone let go. 25 minutes with Dave and she is racing away. The advise about the best bikes has resulted in one happy girl going for a ride on her new pink Frog this afternoon. Thank you very much Dave”

Samantha Hyder, sunday june 25th, 2017

“I can’t rate Dave enough!!
He was so great with my daughter and gave her the confidence to believe in herself. He had her riding within 10mins and by the end of the lesson she was off like a pro!”

Dawn Dhillon, sunday 9th july, 2017

“Dave was great and really made Maya feel at ease. Within 5 mins she was riding her bike on her own! Amazing �� thanks so much!”

Sarah Sowerby, sunday 9th july, 2017

“Just amazing. I can’t recommend Dave highly enough. My 4 (& 3/4) year old was riding within 20 minutes. She’s a chatterbox and not the easiest to stay focused but Dave managed to keep her interested. Best money I’ve spent in a long time.”

Peter and Nicola, sunday 9th july, 2017

“Dave is a total miracle worker and had my 5 yr old off without stabilisers within minutes of the lesson. He turned a rather freaked (of falling off), stabiliser loving boy into a smiling, confident independent rider in under an hr. I know now how to continue to support my son in his bike riding journey and I’m so very grateful to you Dave. Thanks. Nicola”

Michelle Whittaker, saturday 15th july, 2017

“We’d been trying to teach our son to ride his bike since Christmas, Dave him him cycling on his own within 5 minutes. The taught him how to start off on his own, steer etc. 
Can’t recommend enough!”

Charlotte Starford, sunday 16th july, 2017

“My 7 year old son, Herbie had an awesome bike lesson yesterday with Dave. Herbie was a bit nervous, but Dave was really good with him and put him completely at ease. From being a complete novice he was up and off within10 minutes!! Amazing!! Dave spent the next 50 minutes encouraging Herbie and by the end of the lesson his confidence and new found bike riding skills were very impressive. We travelled from Riccall nr Selby for this lesson but would have been happy to travel to Scotland we were so impressed with the results! Well done Dave – you are a SuperStar (and well done Herbie!) 
Would HIGHLY recommend. Charlotte Starford”

Hannah Gray, thursday 27th july, 2017

“Dave is amazing! Our son could only just balance when our Magic hour began but within 30 mins Dave had him riding properly!! I can’t recommend him enough!! Thank you!”

Melanie Farnell, friday 28th july, 2017

“Just got to say my son had an amazing lesson with Dave today, he managed to get my little uncoordinated scatterbrain to balance and concentrate.He had so much fun even in the rain!!!! Would recommend it to anyone.”

Bev Dillon, tuesday 1st august, 2017

“Dave is the bike whisperer! He was absolutely amazing with my daughter during her 1:1 lesson and had her riding on her own in under 15 minutes. She thoroughly enjoyed her lesson and even when her confidence was fading at one point he had her giving it another go with a huge smile on her face again. Worth every penny and more!”

Rachel Rice, thursday 3rd august, 2017

“Dave was brilliant with my 5 year old who apart from a balance bike a while ago, had never rode a pedal bike. He got my son riding very quickly and was very patient. Can highly recommend Dave and worth every penny of the £20 spent. Thanks dave”

Mandy Nunn, thursday 3rd august, 2017

“This morning my son could balance sort of, but not ride his bike independently, he was nervous about coming but Dave put him at ease, I honestly can’t thank you enough for today, I’m so proud that Max can now ride his bike, and in an hour!!!! Best £20 I have ever spent!! Thank you Dave!!”

Charlotte Woodhall-Jones saturday 5th august, 2017

“Isaac (6 year old) had a magic hour with Dave today. I was nervous, he was anxious (he didn’t eat his lunch he was so anxious), but after 5 minutes (seriously 5 minutes!!) Dave had him riding on his own!! He is truly magical, and I am both superbly proud of Isaac for overcoming some major anxiety and thankful to Dave for helping him find a way to do it! I would recommend Dave to anyone.”

Sammi Louise Ramsey saturday 5th august, 2017

“Extremely pleased with our magic lesson this evening! After having an extremely temperamental, emotional, overtired unwilling 5 year old, by the end of the magic hour was on a bike confidently all smiles and having the time of her life! Along with her little brother who could ride but was shown some more skills. I was also given some invaluable knowledge on new bikes and how to fit their helmets properly! Very very pleased”

Kerie Digings-Woods, sunday 6th august, 2017

“Fab session with Dave today. After nearly three years of on off trying with jude, Dave managed it in 5 minutes. Me in bits just watching Jude finally get it! Dave- totally top bloke. 
Says Tim – the hubby”

Sarah Drake, thursday 10th august, 2017

“My scared daughter who thought she couldn’t ride a bike was off within 20 minutes! Amazing! Thank you Dave for not only helping her but also giving her a massive boost of confidence. My son now wants to learn so I am sure we will be back again very soon!”

Laura Angus, sunday 13th august, 2017

“We cracked it Dave, thanks for all your help”


Jemma Dunmore, friday august 11th, 2017

“We had tried everything to get our 10 year old daughter riding a bike over the years. To the point where she refused to get on one or even look at one! She hated bikes.

She was extremely nervous about the lesson and I was worried she might not even do it.

Dave put her at her ease straight away. He got her balancing, encouraged her & was extremely patient with her.

To our amazement, by the end of the lesson she was riding a bike unaided & was loving it! A complete turnaround & she is so happy with herself.

We can’t recommend him highly enough!”

Michelle Phillips, wed 16th august, 2017

“Jake is 7 and myself and his dad tried everything to help him ride a bike with no joy! One hour with Dave and Jake can officially ride a bike! So highly recommend Dave, he was so patient with Jake and made learning to ride a bike fun.. above all Jake is so proud of himself thank you again!”

Anna Jaques, sunday 20th august, 2017

“The magic hour is just that. Utter magic. After a few years of trying and failing my son rode a bike today for the first time ever. Worth every penny. Thanks so much Dave, you awesome teacher you!”

Cloie Louise, sunday 20th august, 2017

“Dave has been great with our very nervous 7 year old who now wants to do races and yesterday our 3.5 yr old who has spent 2hrs supporting me at a cycling sportive riding around the start zone wowing all the women there with his skills! Amazing!”

Annette Clarke, tuesday 22nd august, 2017

“On this day 6 years ago Barney got his first balance bike and due to confidence, nerves and just plain anxiety he has struggled to progress to pedals, until today! 
Dave had him riding independently in under 5 minutes and loving every second. We can’t thank you enough. In Barney’s own words Dave was incredible ‘I couldn’t ride my bike and now I can, thank you so so much'”

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Alison Giles, thursday 24th august, 2017

“Absolutely great. My son was scared at first but after a while and lots of reassurance was off like a pro and his younger sister was also off both within the hour lesson. Thank you for all the help and the magic.”

Emma Llewellyn, thursday 24th august, 2017

“Amazing! My little girl was riding with in 10mins, Dave was so reassuring and an all round amazing teacher! I can not recommend him enough. Price is so reasonable and well you certainly get what you pay for!!� I have one happy 6 year old � thank you �”

Andrew Marks, sat 2nd september, 2017

“Absolute legend. Should call himself the magician with the magic hour. I tried for months to get our 4 year old on his bike and failed. He was off within the first 30 mins. Change your name to i will ride my bike. Thanks Dave”

Jen Round, Saturday 26th september, 2017

“Highly recommend Dave and his expertise and patience. We went with 2 children who couldn’t ride their bikes and came away with 2 children who could! Our 3 year old took less than 5 minutes and our 5 year old needed a little more help due to lack of confidence. However with Dave and his patience and perseverance she cracked it. Thank you so much Dave.”

Vici Lou, sunday 1st october, 2017

“Just amazing! Dave was fabulous with my 7 year old daughter and had her riding a bike in 5 minutes!! Thanks so much xx”

Odette Metcalfe, saturday 21st october, 2017

“Izzy had a 1:1 lesson with Dave today and she was off and away within 10 min. She now wants to ride non stop even in the dark. I’m going to have my work cut out for me now. Thank you Dave for helping her ride and giving her the confidence to do it.”

Lorna Holbrook, saturday 21st october, 2017

“Huge thanks Dave! I am gobsmacked that you managed to get Lissy to ride her bike in 6 minutes! ! She’s so proud of herself”

Emily Burton, sunday 22nd october, 2017

“Thank you so much for Emily’s magic hour today – she absolutely loved it and is brimming with confidence and eager to get out cycling! It truly was a magic hour!”

Kath Wright, thursday 26th october, 2017

“Fantastic lesson today with Dave. After just 5 minutes of being on a bike Stanley was riding independently. We couldn’t believe. After months of stress and tantrums we have one very happy boy. Can not recommend Dave enough”

Vicoria Mercer, thursday 26th october, 2017

” had a child who could balance and one who couldn’t. By the end of their magic hours one could ride independently with masses of confidence and one who could ride with encouragement. This was a truly magical experience for the family and the children are both excited to get back out on their bikes. Thanks Dave for the life skills you’ve given our children.”

Caroline Lawrence Baum, friday 27th october, 2017

“Thanks Dave for giving Zachary the confidence to ride his bike. You help them to relax and enjoy the experience.”

Nikki Oxley, saturday 28th october, 2017

“Amazing, amazing, amazing! Wish we’d found Dave sooner! Charlie has tried balance bikes, normal bikes and scooters and could never get it! Dave was so friendly and fun for Charlie so he bonded with him straight away and Charlie clearly trusted him. Charlie had no confidence at all… one hour later he’s confident and happy riding his own bike! Thank you so much! Can’t wait for us all to get out on a bike ride! Excellent “

Michelle Wood, friday 3rd November, 2017

“Yesterday my 4 year old son had an hour riding ….he could already ride but struggles to start and stop….ha…quite important! Within 20 minutes he had cracked both and he enjoyed every minute of it! Dave is very professional and was lovely with my son…had lots of bike and helmet advice too! Very Highly Recommended! “

Kirsty Sutton, saturday 4th november, 2017

“Totally awesome, can’t believe how quickly Dave had my daughter riding. Fab would 100% recommend to anyone who is struggling to get their little one riding and great value too.”

Danielle Gill, sunday 5th november, 2017

“Dave is amazing…withing the first 15 minutes of the hour my 3 year old little boy was riding his bike. Dave was so good with him and got him going straight away. Thank you Dave will definately be recommending you xx”

Linzi Underwood, saturday 11th november, 2017

“Absolutely brilliant!! Dave had my little boy riding in 15 minutes and his confidence by the end of the lesson was amazing! 
Great lesson and lots of advice given too! Definitely recommend to anyone !”

Lisa Mason, saturday 11th november, 2017

“Tyler has poor balance and his motor skills are not the best according to SEN ..today Dave got him to ride his bike at the age of 10 and Tyler had the best time with his confidence at an all time high ..the smile on his face at home ..money couldnt buy..you are brilliant ! and you almost must be knackered with all the running around you do all day .”

Sarah Whittle, sunday 12th november, 2017

“James couldn’t balance before his magic hour and had convinced himself he’d never be able to ride his bike. Within 5 minutes Dave had him balancing, he understood at every point james’s worries and had a strategy for each one! He was setting off and riding by himself by the end and truly believes Dave has magic powers. Amazing, I wish I’d done this months ago “

Rachel Cole, sunday 12th november, 2017

“Thank you so much for The Magic Hour session with Darcey today. 
She often struggles with change and new experiences but you were so patient and understanding with her. 
It was fantastic how you adapted the session to meet her needs, put up with the tears and kept up the fun which definitely motivated her to keep trying.

She has already asked to go again for another session and said afterwards the hour only felt like five minutes! 
Will definitely be recommending to friends, thank you. Rachel and Darcey”

Jill Campbell, saturday 18th november, 2017

“Wow, having read reviews beforehand, I was confident Dave was good at what he does but nothing prepared us for the true ‘magic’ that happened during our session! Dave is so calm, patient and put our daughter at ease very quickly (not an easy task!) The methods he uses are fab and within half an hour she was riding by herself! His knowledge and expertise is second to none and he gave us loads of great advice for taking her riding forward and also what we need to be looking for in a “suitable” bike for her (we turned up, as I’m sure most parents of young girls do, with a ‘frilly’ bike with a baby seat on the back!!) Can’t thank you enough Dave, thank you!! X x”