After one year of fighting with stabilisers/training wheels and not really getting anywhere we decided to remove his pedals. Once his pedals were out of the way he was free to learn how to balance, scooting himself along using his feet. Two weeks later we put the pedals back on and he was riding straight away. NB if you want to teach your child to ride a bike either get them a balance bike before you buy a normal bike or use the cheaper option of removing the pedals on your normal bike.
I feel so proud of him and my aim of getting him to ride his bike before he went back to school has been achieved!
Of course Lj needed a photo taken of her on her scooter too!