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French bike school teaches cycling late developers

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The instructor Jean-Jacques Sacquepey speaks to a group of beginners
The instructor Jean-Jacques Sacquepey speaks to a group of beginners Sarah Elzas

It is said that you never forget how to ride a bike. But what if you never learned in the first place? That is the case for hundreds of thousands of adults in France, surprisingly in the country that gave birth to the Tour de France. About 40 bike schools have been founded in the last 15 years to address this problem. RFI joined one near Paris that trains 250 adults each year and met new cyclists from all over the world. 

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