Family hopes to pass on joy of specially-made bike

Jeff Achay and his Mum Cathy, with his bike that was specially made for someone with a disability.
Jeff Achay and his Mum Cathy, with his bike that was specially made for someone with a disability. Mike Richards

JEFF Achay has grown too big for the bike that gave him freedom and the joy of being outdoors - two things that can be hard to achieve when suffering from cerebral palsy, epilepsy and autism spectrum disorder.

The bike was made especially for Jeff with adjustable back supports and feet straps so that he wouldn't fall out.

His mum Cathy would take Jeff and his bike to the park so that he could feel what it was like to ride around like other kids his age.

"He was quite happy to sit on it and go around and look everywhere. We just had to make sure he didn't fall off it," Ms Achay said.

Now that 22-year-old Jeff is too big to ride the bike, Ms Achay would like to see someone else get the same joy out of it.

"I would like it to go to a good home, a family with a child that has a disability, that would enjoy it, grow up with it," she said.

People interested in the bike should contact Cathy on 4972 8914.

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