Sarah takes life by the handlebars

16 September 2016 in Interchangers' stories, Stories

Sarah and Ainsley with their helmets on

Sarah and Ainsley ready to roll

Interchange Midland customer, Sarah, has taken life by the handlebars with the purchase of a second hand bike.

She wants to get fit and recently included a goal in her NDIS plan to buy a bike and start riding regularly. And she didn’t waste any time getting started, getting straight on the case in the search for the perfect set of wheels.

With a set budget in mind, Sarah and her supporting Community Facilitator, Ainsley, started off by planning, browsing online and visiting second hand bike shops.

After some hunting around, Sarah learned that the she was going to get the best deal by buying online. She found a great bike advertised within her budget and called the seller to arrange a time to check it out.

Sarah showing off her new bike

Sarah shows off her new wheels

Sarah and Ainsley went along to look at the bike and, happy with what she saw, Sarah was supported to successfully haggle and nab a bargain.

Next was a helmet, bike chain and arrangements to make some repairs.

And as soon as was humanly possible, Sarah was on her bike! This week, Sarah and Ainsley rode together from Sarah’s house to Guildford and back again. Realising she still had some work to do on her fitness, Sarah said, “I need to go back home now or I won’t make it to Bassendean!”.

With the first part of her goal already achieved, Sarah and Ainsley are now focused on building up Sarah’s fitness so that she can enjoy regular rides.



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