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Meet Curtis

On a bright Sunday morning in October, five-year-old Curtis Crichton stood on a little wooden stage next to the start line at the Sydney Spring Cycle with his mum and dad.

With a huge smile on his face, Curtis high fived and waved to the passing cyclists, about to set off for their ride


Curtis has cerebral palsy and can’t walk independently. On his Freedom Wheels bike he is a regular fixture on his local boardwalk, cycling while his dad Jamie rides a skateboard.

“The bike has helped in his therapy a lot and his balance when he is standing is improving,” Jamie says. “Now he is even using walking sticks for short periods and over short distances.”

“The Freedom Wheels bike has been great for Curtis and our family. I was blown away when he finished the Spring Cycle and I can’t wait to see how he goes next time.  His mum, Kylie and I are so proud – and it’s a great ride to do as a family.”

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