The bicycle is a natural teacher,
Demonstrating the great laws –
Motion, friction, thermodynamics,
Inertia, force, acceleration, gravity –
In every climb, turn and wobble.
It makes me go out to play
Even when it’s raining,
Sets tests and stern examinations,
Marks harshly, and insists
I could do better.
But there are days when it comes over
Turns a blind eye to my coasting
Beneath a benevolent sun,
Gently reminding me of the importance