Having outgrown his existing recumbent bike, which was supplied by Oban Rotary, young Adam Hutchison, who lives in Barcaldine, with his father and mother, Gregor and Angela, and two sisters, Ellen and Lilly, recently took delivery of a new state of the art machine. On this occasion the new recumbent tricycle was co-funded by the Rotary Club of Oban And Macqueen Bros Charitable Trust.
Young Adam suffers from cerebral palsy and his new bike with its sophisticated gears and easier handling should lead to him experiencing an increased independence of movement. This particular make of recumbent bike, Trix Melon, is manufactured and supplied by the Hase Company in Germany who specialise in developing bikes which make it easier for people with disabilities to become more mobile. The suspension can be extended to accommodate a person of up to 6' 4" tall. The key point and much to Gregor and Angela's joy is that with the improved gear system young Adam will be able to keep up with the rest of the family who are keen cyclists using the local cycle path.
All concerned were much moved by the sheer delight on Adam's face as he cycled around the house with his new machine. Gregor and Angela have passed on Adam's previous bike to the local authority with the hope that some one else will be able to benefit from it.
Adam is seen here with his mother Angela and younger sister Ellen along with Rotarians George Miller, Iain Mac Intyre and Frank Walton. Frank Walton as a Trustee was representing Macqueen Bros. Charitable Trust.