Vision-impaired students from NSW took the opportunity to ride with Fitability volunteers on Wednesday 31 August despite the dismal weather, just as there was a break in the rain.
The Fitability Tandem Cycling program offers tandem cycling opportunities to vision impaired people in the Canberra region, as well as to those with other disabilities who would otherwise be unable to cycle.
Last month Fitability organised an event with 12 high school students and 2 teachers with vision impairment from schools in the Riverina and South West Slopes of NSW. This was an activity organised as part of their 5 day excursion to Canberra.
Fitability volunteers piloted the tandems.
They rode around the eastern and central basin of Lake Burley Griffin, with lunch at the Australian National Museum.
The night before, Lindy Hou (Paralympian cyclist) and Grace West (recent high school graduate and tandem cyclist) spoke with the students about how to live an active life after school and how to follow their dreams.
The kids were determined to ride, even when the weather forecast for the morning was dismal. They had a great time as you can see from their faces.