And I'm Possum.
Oh, hi everyone!
The bike is missing.
Did Sally take it for a ride?
No, she couldn't have done that.
The bike's broken.
It doesn't work.
Hmm, I must go tell Sally.
Um, Possum, what's up?
You look as though something strange has happened to you.
I can tell by the look on your face.
You're right, Sally.
I have seen something very strange.
Well, what is it?
I need to become Police Officer Possum.
I wonder what it is.
Again, what's the problem this time?
Well, an unfortunate incident has occurred.
Your bike has disappeared.
I now have to investigate and find it.
Actually, I think that this isn't a job for Police Officer Possum.
That bike has been there for years.
It doesn't work properly and I haven't ridden it for such a long time.
Then, yesterday, Skip came over and took the bike.
He's an expert repairman.
It's now in his shed and he's fixing it.
Oh, I see.
I've never fixed a bike before.
Can I help him?
Oh, you could and I'm sure he would love to have your help.
But, you must eat breakfast first, to make sure you're full of energy.
You need to be nice and alert so that you're able to help Skip.
Oh, hello everyone!
I've got Sally's bike here.
I'm sure Possum.
Here he is!
He'd love to help me fix the bike.
Come on in.
Possum, did Sally tell you where the bike was?
Yep, she did.
I noticed it was missing in the yard, so I asked Sally where her bike was, and she explained to me that you were fixing it.
Oh, do you need to take it all apart to make it shiny and new?
Do you need instructions?
Instructions are for those who need to assemble a new bike.
I know what I'm doing!
I just need to take off a few pieces, tighten a few of the nuts, oil the chain and most importantly, check the brakes to make sure they're working.
Would you like to help me?
Now, can you pump up the tyres for me?
Oh, there it is.
Oh, get the door.
Come on Sally.
Sally, we've fixed your bike.
Oh, that's great.
I've pumped up the tyres, we've oiled the chain and we fixed the brakes.
Now, we just need to quickly tighten the chain and we're done.
Oh, you've done such a good job.
You've become an expert at fixing things.
Now, come over here.
Can you pull the pedal?
You two have worked so very hard at fixing the bike.
It looks much better.
The wheels are moving.
Let's pull it down.
Just take it for a bit of a spin.
Oh, it's great.
Look at the way the wheels are turning.
Nice and smooth.
Yes, it is.
Oh Sally, you will enjoy riding your bike.
Those people who have bikes are very lucky.
Oh, yes they are but not all people can afford to buy bikes, even an old one and when they do get their first bike, they can't necessarily ride it.
It takes lots and lots of practice to learn how to ride.
Oh, I thought it was just possums that couldn't ride bikes.
Oh, when I'm at sea for months on end and I finally get back on to land, it can take a while to get my land legs back but, Possum, you've learned so many things I'm sure you could learn to ride a bike too.
I wonder if there is a bike we could borrow so Possum could practice riding.
Well, I do have a spare bike out the back.
I'll go get it for you.
Sally, Skip, can I learn to ride this bike?
Yes, you can.
I've just finished fixing it and it rides so very smoothly and there's a helmet for you to wear.
You should always wear a helmet when you ride a bike.
Oh, that's great!
Sally, Skip, is it hard to learn?
Well, why don't we watch some children learning how to ride bikes and being safe while they're riding?
Yeah, let's watch!
Oh, that was great!
Sally, I'm ready to learn.
Thank you, Skip.
No worries, Sally.
Oh, this is great, Sally!
People say once you can ride a bike, you never forget how to do it.
I wasn't too sure – it's been a long time since I've ridden a bike and I thought it would be quite hard, but that was easier than I thought it would be.
Well, I was watching you Sally, and I think I can do it for myself now.
I'm going to try it.
Oh, oh, oh…oh!
Oh, I can't do it.
I give up.
Can't do it!
I remember asking children once what they thought they needed to learn to ride a bike, and they told me a few things.
First, you need to have the desire to really want to ride your bike.
Secondly, it takes lots and lots and lots of practice and thirdly, you need to be prepared to fall.
Will I fall off?
Well, you might.
It's always hard to learn new things and sometimes, you make mistakes.
That's all part of the learning process, and it's ok.
This is a new thing that you're learning and the mistake could be you falling off your bike.
If you feel the bike tilt, that means you might fall off.
You just need to try to fall gently, ok?
Try it again.
Whoa, whoa, whoa!
You have improved so much at riding!
Why don't we go and find a lovely bike path and go for a ride?
Would you like to do that?
We can be careful and take it slow.
Let's go now.
Wait – why don't we first go and make a litter-free lunch to take, and then we can go?
Yeah, great idea!
Are you ready for our bike ride?
Oh, look! It looks great!
Oh, isn't that lovely?
Yeah, it's beautiful!
That was great!
This is great!
Yum, yum, yum.
Oh, I've got a dry throat from all of that riding.
Oh, look at the clouds moving in the sky.
Oh, look at that!
What a lovely day we've had.
My bike has sat there broken for a very long time and now it's fixed, and everything works and I had a great bike ride.
Oh, I really enjoyed this day.
It was such a lovely day and before, I was ready to give it all up.
I got really upset and now I know how to ride a bike!
I've learned so much and had such a good day today Sally.
Yes, that's right!
Well, our time is up.
Thanks for watching!
See you next time.
Why don't you ride your bike some more?
Something is missing from the yard. When Possum works out what it is, he starts a new learning adventure. Don't give up Possum. This will be fun!