This Bike has Multiple Sclerosis
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.