An innovative outdoors activity company is hosting a fund-raising evening to help buy a specialist bike for a young cerebral palsy sufferer.
Bike Track People is setting up their portable pump tracks at the Scottish Mining Museum, Newtongrange, on Friday May 8 from 5pm to 9pm and is requesting donations towards the purchase of the Petra Race Bike for Kelsey Frew, of Hawick.
Kelsey’s mum Tania is aiming to raise £2000 to buy bike, which her daughter will be able to use to improve her leg strength and take part in competitive events.
Currently, Kelsey uses a wheelchair but she is keen to enjoy more sports with the three-wheeled Petra Race Runner.
I have written and blogged about Gavin Drysdale, who enjoys using a similar bike.
Steven Menmuir, of Bike Track People, based in Innerleithen, says: “We read about Kelsey in the local paper and just wanted to do something to help.
“The Petra Race Runner will help to strengthen Kelsey’s leg muscles and train her how to walk without the full weight of her body on her feet.
“Our way of helping with the Tania’s fund-raising bid is to hold the event at the mining museum so people can come along to learn how to ride a pump track or, if they already know how to ride, they can learn how to race. All we ask from riders is that they make a donation towards Kelsey’s bike.
“Our company is all about getting people, especially kids, on bikes, so the event seems perfect.”
To find out more about the event see Bike Track People on Facebook
More about Bike Track People
The company designs, manufactures and provides a range of pump tracks, timber tracks and cycling features (jumps, kickers, whoops, snakes and skinnies).
You can rent, lease or buy them. Bike Track People can also provide all the bikes and equipment needed for an event.
The tracks make a great addition to an event, school, club, community, company or show, and they are suitable for all ages, all abilities and for mountain bikes, jump bikes, trials bikes, kids bikes, scooters and even skateboards.