Pink pedal power for Suri as mum Katie teaches her how to ride
20 AUGUST 2012
It’s a classic scene from childhood, a proud parent looking on as their little charge whizzes around on two wheels.
Katie Holmes encouraged Suri’s pedal power as she taught her how to ride a bike in New York over the weekend.
Looking adorable in a pink helmet to match the streamers on her handlebars, Suri was the picture of concentration as she perched on the bike.
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Her teddy was also along for the ride, tucked safely inside the basket.
Days after her mini training session, Suri and a friend were chaperoned by Katie as they headed for a bite to eat at her daughter's favourite eaterie, Alice's Tea Cup.
The outings are the latest whirlwind of activity for the six year old.
Her parents have been doing their best to insulate their child from their separation, which was announced at the end of June.
Dad Tom Cruise whisked his little princess off for a magical holiday in Disney World, Florida and the thrills continue now she is back home with her mummy, with whom she now lives in New York.
The mother and daughter team recently made a trip to Katie’s native Ohio to spend time with extended family.
Reports claimed the trip was the first time Suri had met her maternal cousins, but a source close to Tom Crusie dismissed the suggestion that he had dissuaded his estranged wife’s trips home.
"To say Tom prevented anything is a gross lie. He not only didn't prevent (Suri having a relationship with Holmes' family) but encouraged it and paid for it!" the rep told People.