The Freedom Wheels customised bike program is a joint undertaking by TADNSW (Technical Aid to the Disabled) and Amway’s One by One Foundation, giving many children with disabilities the opportunity to ride a bike for the first time.
TADNSW assesses each child at a bike “clinic” and writes a specification for a bike that will meet their exact needs. This may include stabiliser wheels, postural supports, belts, footcups, towbars and modified handlebars.
Freedom Wheels is available to any child with a disability. Clients do not need to undergo a means test.
A new Freedom Wheels brochure includes a wonderful photo of Jarrod Nicholas, who has Down syndrome, riding his first bike earlier this year.