One of the teams participating in the 10th anniversary of the MS Melbourne Cycle, an annual biking challenge to raise money for MS Australia, has built a bicycle that as closely as possible replicates the physical difficulties and discomforts that typify multiple sclerosis (MS).
A collaboration between the company Grey Australia, paralympic athlete Carol Cooke, who was diagnosed in 1998, and others, the bike is likely the world’s first MS bicycle — and the team’s wobbly entry into the March 6 event.
“With a disease like MS, [the symptoms are] hidden. People just don’t get it,” a member of Grey Australia said.
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