PEDAL POWER: Grafton Public School students May Reilly and Zac West are thrilled with the tandem bike presented by riders of the Live For Kids cycle who stopped at Coles in Grafton Shoppingworld. Photo Adam Hourigan
PEDAL POWER: Grafton Public School students May Reilly and Zac West are thrilled with the tandem bike presented by riders of the Live For Kids cycle who stopped at Coles in Grafton Shoppingworld. Photo Adam Hourigan

Kids with impaired vision on ride of their lives

MAY Reilly and Zac West received a gift many 10-year-olds might take for granted - a new bicycle.

But this wasn't just an old push-bike, it was a tandem bike donated to the Year 5 Grafton Public School students by riders of the Live For Kids cycle.

The bike has been donated to the North Coast Vision team and it will live at the school for the rest of the year before being moved on to another school.

May has no vision and Zac has low vision.

Vivian Coulter, specialist vision teacher at Grafton Public, said they were "absolutely stoked" with the donation.

The bike is ridden by a sighted person and the children can take it in turns to sit on the back and hang on to the handle bars.

There's a bit of practice with balance to do first but they should be off and riding in no time.

A group of about 25 cyclists presented the bike to the children at Coles in Grafton Shoppingworld this week.

The cyclists were on their way from the Gold Coast to Newcastle raising money for the Live for Kids charity.



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