A woman I work with, age about 30, has never learned to ride a bike. We don't know what advice to give her except keep trying. I learned to cycle as a child, just did it like most others.
I went to a cycle shop and they said they could hire out a stabiliser for an adult bike but she says she would be embarrassed. I also read up cycling for children that suggests using the bike without pedals and just scootering along until a balance is obtained. I am inclined to think even a child can be self conscious about learning but the end result is the motivation. Any ideas?