A WOMAN has hit back at people mum-shaming her for taking her four-year-old son to preschool on the back of her motorbike.
Sam shared a video of her son Ryder sitting on the back of her bike, as she wrote over the top: "When you're the only kid getting dropped off at preschool on a bike."
The clip quickly sparked backlash in the comments section, with one person writing: "Way too young to be on a bike".
"Does he wear any protective gear or are u just risking his life?" another added.
"shorts and t shirt on a kid on a sport bike….. parent of the year," a third raged.
To which Sam replied: "Ummm yeah, what do you want me to do wrap him in bubble wrap for a 10 second tiktok video?"
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"I can assure you guys my son is more then we’ll taken care of and happier than 99% of you commenting negative things," she added.
She then posted another TikTok video similarly showing Ryder on the back of the bike, and her standing next to it.
"When people freak out over a 10 second video and have no idea who this kid really is," she wrote over the top.
"If y'all saw his Insta you'd really lose your mind."
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Ryder has his own Instagram page, which mum Sam runs, that documents his riding experiences.
In one Instagram video, he can be seen riding a motorbike solo, with his dad running along behind him.
And another looks back at all the bikes he's ridden since two-years-old – going from teeny bikes to much bigger ones now that he's four.
However, people were equally concerned about Ryder's safety in the comments on that video too.
"The risk is too much for a kid," one wrote.
"As bikers we face close calls on daily basis and I don't think it's ideal to expose underage to such," another added.
"Please by him some boots and kneepads…..so he can enjoy it for years to Come," a third commented.
"Making little dude grow way to fast. Take you time bud," someone else commented.
"If the kid can't get to the floor…you are just gambling on the kid's safety…pure show off," another raged.
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In America, some states have rules about when a child can ride on the back of a motorbike – with California, for example, stating that a passenger needs to be at least four feet and nine inches tall.
In the UK, there is no minimum legal age for them to ride as a pillion, but "they must wear a suitable helmet, be able to sit astride the motorcycle seat with their feet on the footrests and be able to hold on properly".
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