I have set myself the challenge to cycle solo around the South island of New Zealand as a way to soak up nature while bringing awareness to the community about people living with disabilities and the challenges they face to accessing the outdoors.
Being able to ride, on or off road, is a privilege of mine that I try not to take for granted. For others, it is a massive effort to go get off road and enjoy the thrill of propelling yourself through the bush.
After recently becoming involved with Break the Boundary, I learned how much adaptive off-road cycles cost for people with disabilities and mobility impairments.
So, I’m combining my opportunity of cycling around New Zealand’s south island with a purpose – to raise enough money to provide a handcycle for the newly developed Break the Boundary mountain biking and trail walking hub.