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Need Help getting a hand cycle bike

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HandCycleSimon
HandCycleSimon Community member Posts: 2 Listener
Hello Everyone my name is Simon. I'm wheelchair bound as I have a brain condition called FND and I have a brain tumour, I'm numb from the waist down with no movement,
I'm doing the London To Paris bike ride this July, but I'm in desperate need of a hand cycle bike, I can't afford a new one,, anyone got one for sale I have around £800
If you would like to sponsor me the link is here:
Www.justgiving.com/simonFND
Thanks

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  • Noah
    Noah Community member Posts: 425 Pioneering
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    I wish you all the very best with your London to Paris ride. When I was out on my bike the other day I saw someone using a hand cycle bike, it looked fun, but hard work!

    A huge amount of respect to you. 

    Please keep us posted on how you get on. Guess you have tried all the obvious routes to try and get a bike. ebay or gumtree? Is there a special group or club for hand cycle bike users? If there isn't, there should be.

    Noah


  • Noah
    Noah Community member Posts: 425 Pioneering
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  • HandCycleSimon
    HandCycleSimon Community member Posts: 2 Listener
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    Thanks so much :) it's going to be a massive challenge :) but it's going to be worth all the pain,
    Yh that's then one I have been looking at :) thanks for that though appreciate it,, yeh they look more fun then a normal bike,you should rent one for the day get a taste of it :)
  • Noah
    Noah Community member Posts: 425 Pioneering
    edited February 2015
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    Your most welcome. Yes I think I might just do that, as would love to give one a go.

    Another place worth looking is http://disabledgear.com/pages/handbikes

    And your story will be inspirational to others, make sure you keep a diary, maybe you can write a blog :)
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