…what a great therapeutic device the footbike is.
I bought mine after a bicycle crash raised a giant hematoma in my groin (I know, right?) and couldn’t cycle while it healed (which finally took months). But I could move my legs enough to enjoy a cool-looking scooter and so I bought the then-cheapest model at Kickbike America, sight unseen, and the rest is history.
Now a former marathon runner in Australia has a more-compelling story:
Three years ago wheelchair-reliant former athlete Cheryle-Ann Lisciandrano did not dream she would compete again.
But two hip replacements “gave her legs back” and now the Coburg mum-of-three will ride 200km for cancer research.
Mrs Lisciandrano will use a kickbike (sic) – similar to a scooter – which she credits for changing her life, in the two-day Ride to Conquer Cancer fundraiser for Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre.
While her hips do not permit her to ride a bicycle, the kickbike is different.