Eamon gets his wheels

Eamon Guilfoile on his bike with support worker Ben Slater.       Picture: Jon Hewson                                       d442002
Eamon Guilfoile on his bike with support worker Ben Slater.       Picture: Jon Hewson                              d442002

Eamon Guilfoile recently got his hands on a tandem bicycle sent from Canada and customised by Dream Fit WA to suit his needs.

The 19-year-old has cerebral palsy.

His mum Julie said the bike, which cost about $22,000 to buy and modify, had helped Mr Guilfoile take part in his favourite activities around the community.

�Being able to get on to his bike gives Eamon a different view of the world,� she said.

�The fun of being outdoors with the wind and rain and sun � these are thing he loves to experience. He rides his bike every day around the neighbourhood, whatever the weather.�

Mr Guilfoile plans to use the bike to take part in the Bibra Lake Fun Run and other running events. But carer Benjamin Slater said that was just the beginning.

�He has big plans for future destinations, especially in the South-West of WA once he gets a trailer for his bike,� he said.