Special Olympics Isle of Man are now the proud owners of an adult tricycle recently purchased using funds awarded by Manx Telecom through their in house charitable scheme “It’s Your Community”.
Special Olympics Swimming Coach Barry Dulson who works for Manx Telecom applied to the Committee for the award and was successful with his bid.
Special Olympics Isle of Man who already have in their possession a tandem, which was kindly donated by the parent of an athlete, are now happy to add the Tricycle to the range of equipment that athletes can use.
Last year Special Olympics Cycling Coach, Adrian Mooney organised and led a group of athletes on regular Sunday morning rides along Douglas Promenade. Unfortunately, with all the recent inclement weather the group is not due to resume their promenade rides until after Easter.
However, they are currently preparing at Centre 21 on Saturday mornings with exercise bike sessions.
Adrian Mooney commented “the tricycle will give athletes who may lack confidence on two wheels an opportunity to enjoy the benefits of a nice gentle cycle along the cycleway on Douglas Promenade. The benefits the athletes will gain from using the tricycle are huge in terms of freedom, fitness, health and self-esteem. Plus it is great fun”.
He added “we would like to thank our suppliers Bikestyle of Douglas who arranged the delivery and assembly of the Tricycle at no extra cost”.
Beryl Wooldridge, Special Olympics Isle of Man National Director said “our athletes are looking forward to getting many miles of enjoyment out of the tricycle, Special Olympics Isle of Man are most grateful to Manx Telecom and the ‘It’s your community’ scheme ”.