Hi guys, I've always wanted to ride a bike and just did my pre-learner course at Rouse Hill/Sydney. Unfortunately, I was told I was incompetent halfway through the first day. I was given two short attempts at balancing the bike on a straight line while being pushed and was unable to do so without causing it to go all wobbly. I was in a small group of 4 riders and they all had some prior experience whereas I had never sat on a motorbike before. The 'instructor' (more like examiner!!) basically said I'm incompetent and failed the pre-learners. Anyway, just wondering if this was normal practice or if my instructor was just having a really bad day? I spoke a couple of friends and they basically said they spent ages trying to balance the bikes during their training and pretty much everyone dropped the bike 5-10 times. I was under the impression that it was okay to have little to no experience with bikes before the pre-learner thing, but now my confidence has been shattered. Does anyone know any reputable training schools in Sydney where I can get some private tuition before going for my pre-learners again? I would hate to be kicked out again, especially since right now there is a 2 month waiting period for bookings PS - I have ridden bicycles all my life!