On bike to break barriers
Discovering the off-road terrain is no boundary for people with disabilities was the theme of the first Adaptive Mountain Biking Camp at Camp Quaranup last week.
As part of Bike Week and the regional visit by advocatory not-for-profit group Break the Boundary, the regional visit included come-and-try workshops and clinics before concluding with the three-day camp.
Break the Boundary founder Andrew Liddawi rediscovered mountain biking on a hand cycle in 2012 after being left paralysed from the waist down following a bike accident in 2008.
He now advocates for more inclusion and helping people with disabilities discover hand cycling.
“The only boundary is what the individual sets for themselves,” he said.
“Hopefully, we can have this as an annual event in Albany — we will be quite keen on coming back.”
Mr Liddawi said many did not know hand cycling off-road was a possibility and he was passionate about showing what people with physical and neurological disabilities could achieve.
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