Trike riders will be put to the test
Fellow competitor Joseph has cerebral palsy and says, “It feels good on my bike ‘cause it’s with Aaron and Achilles Waikato. It’s my first ever event. I’ve been training ever since I got my bike. I’m looking forward to riding.”
Coach Aaron said, “this will be Joseph’s first event as an athlete because that’s exactly what he is. He’s doing the 5km and that’s his starting point for his athletic career. “Without the Avantidrome community trikes programme this wouldn’t be possible, we actually wouldn’t have trikes and riders in the programme and without Achilles we wouldn’t have the ability to actually go anywhere.
“They have given us the opportunity to ride with them in the marathons . . . and it’s a really great opportunity for our riders who otherwise wouldn’t have the opportunity to actually enter mainstream sports competitions.”
Trike competitors Joseph Leet and Heather Brand training at the Avantidrome in Cambridge for the Hamilton Half Marathon.