Hello. My wife never learned to ride a bicycle as a child, and she has gotten nervous and discouraged about maintaining her balance the few times she has tried to learn on a solo bike. Our question is whether it would be easier or harder for her to learn as a stoker on a tandem, with me in front. Can someone who does not know how to ride a bike learn first to ride as a stoker, or is it better for her to stick with trying to learn on a solo bike first? And if she does start as a stoker on a tandem bike, will that then make it easier for her to learn to ride solo?
Maybe I should mention that I am not a hard-core cyclist myself and have not ridden on a tandem. But it looks fun, and I think I can learn.
We would love to be able to bicycle together either way. Thanks for your advice.