Riding a bike is an inclusive activity – yet it’s not always an activity everyone can be included in without some extra assistance, particularly if they have a visual impairment or another disability that means they cannot ride safely alone.
On Saturday 18 November at Dickson College Carpark, Phillip Avenue the team at Fitability are conducting a come and try tandem afternoon where people can go down and trial piloting a tandem bike! It will be held from 2 – 4pm.
Fitability would love to have new volunteers train as pilots and make sure that our many cyclists with a vision impairment or other disability do not miss out on riding.
You may also have heard of the National Disability Insurance Scheme or NDIS. Through the NDIS it may be possible for tandem pilots to earn some income riding with cyclists with a disability. We have some NDIS funding recipients who are keen to ride regularly and able to use their NDIS funds to support their recreational goals. We would be happy to discuss this possibility with you.
The Come and Try Day is a great opportunity for people to turn up and see if piloting a tandem is something they enjoy.
No matter what interest you have, whether it is road riding, social riding or even racing – if you are confident on your bike and open to trying a tandem then Fitability’s trial afternoon is for you. And may lead to being paid for an activity you love.
The only thing you need to bring with you is your own helmet and a willingness to give something new a try.
The afternoon is free to attend, however to assist the team with the amount of equipment to bring along, please register your interest by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
More information about Fitability Tandem Riding, a Pedal Power ACT program, can be found at www.fitability.org.au.
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