Learning to ride a bicycle can be challenging, both for children and adults. When beginning your two-wheeled experiences, a learner is likely to be searching for a quiet, flat, well-paved area on which to begin. So share your experiences of where the best places in Sydney to learn to ride a bicycle are!
Local parks with flat, paved surfaces are what I find to be the best options for learners. For children, parks such as the Arthur Phillip Park in Northmead and Boronia Park in Epping are perfect. For adults, these might prove a little too confined however. Quiet streets are probably more appropriate for the learning adult. For a challenge, practise at Parramatta Park. Note that it may be more intimidating though with the busier traffic (pedestrians, other cyclists and cars) that you will find there.
Great question. You definitely need a park with flat, concrete surfaces. I see many children learn at King George Park in Rozelle. First Fleet Park in Gleve us another great locale for this activity too.
There's a bike riding park across the road from Primrose Park in Cremorne that would be perfect for this. Flat, lots of cement paths that intertwine and have corners - it's whole purpose is for bike riding. I would think for a beginner it would be a great place to go. If there's others there, the paths give the opportunity for practising giving way and stopping for others too.