That sounds correct actually as my son struggles to balance.. Professional riding school sounds expensive, lol..
My 6 year old went to a professional riding school to learn how to ride. Apparently some kids can pedal but not balance and some kids can balance but don’t know how to pedal. For my daughter she couldn’t balance so they started her off on a balance bike. However, they also just told me to take the pedals off her own bike to save money. She was riding after about 3 or 4 lessons.
Halford web site it’s available at £19
Just paid £390 delivered for 2 x 16in wheel balance bikes, my kids are tall, have development delays and haven't got on using pedals at all. 🙈
Thanks OP I purchased one on Friday, turns out it reserved the store's demo model so will take a little longer!