Para­cy­clist rides high

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - SPORT -

A Tolga cy­clist com­pet­ing in the 2016 Par­a­lympic Games has de­scribed his trip to Rio as the “ex­pe­ri­ence of a life­time.”

David Ed­wards has come a long way from rid­ing his bike around the Table­lands, to­day com­pet­ing against some of the best athletes in the world.

The 23-year-old is part of the cy­cling team at the games, act­ing as a sighted pi­lot for seven-time par­a­lympian Kieran Mo­dra in the tan­dem cy­cling events for athletes with a vi­sion im­pair­ment.

“I can’t speak highly enough of the Ather­ton Table­lands as a place to live, a place to visit and es­pe­cially as a place for cy­clists,” Ed­wards said.

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