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Opening eyes to the fun of tandem riding

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Students cycling in CanberraStudents back at the museumEarlier this year, in the depths of a Canberra winter, Fitability hosted a group of young cyclists from schools in and around towns such as Wagga Wagga, Orange and Bathurst.  13 tandem bikes ridden by Fitability pilots made their way around Lake Burley Griffin with 11 students and 1 teacher with vision impairment, and 1 Paralympic tandem cycling gold medallist adding extra pedalling power and a heap of enthusiasm.

 

 

The group managed to dodge heavy rainstorms before and after the ride and got to see, or hear a description of, the impressive buildings and sights of the national capital.  At the end of the ride the students urged their pilots to pull out all stops and raced to be the first back to the museum.

 

Afterwards all the students, teachers and Fitability volunteers enjoyed lunch and hot drinks in the warmth of the National Museum café.

 

 

 

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