Triathlon bid to fund bikes for disabled

PUBLISHED: 15:00 21 May 2014

Graham and Marc

Graham and Marc

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VOLUNTEERS from a Weston charity which helps disabled people get into sport are taking part in a fundraising triathlon.

In2Biking was set up to enable people with physical or learning difficulties to take part in cycling.

The triathlon should hopefully give the final push to raise vital funds for adapted equipment. Marc Molloy and Graham Thomas (pictured) are taking part in the triple challenge Human Race Eton Sprint on Saturday at the Olympic Rowing Lake.

They will swim 750m with Marc towing Graham in a boat, then transferring to a specially adapted bike which allows Marc to cycle with Graham as a passenger on the front for a 25km cycle. Marc will then be pushing Graham around in a wheelchair for the final sprint, all to raise money and awareness of the new club.

Graham Thomas is a wheelchair user who has taken part in a half marathon, a truck pull and a Sport Relief mile.

Marc said: “I was asked to come on board as a coach for the club and decided that a triathlon would be a great way to use our first club bike.

“Graham has joined the gym and I have been swimming in Marine Lake towing a boat behind me for practice.

“If Graham can compete in such a tough event as a wheelchair user, so can anyone. We hope to inspire some people into activity as well as giving a few pounds.” To donate, visit www.age2age.org

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