Meet a Deaf female who explores by bicycle and her cycling tips + resources Exploring the world by bicycle or bike is one of the best ways to travel because you see life around you . When I was riding exploring the cities on a bike in Asia, it was breathtaking, thrilling and it feels like complete freedom, but I have never really gone cycling at longer distances. There are a couple of considerations and preparations that you’d have to make if you’ve decided to go traveling by bicycle, and it can be even more so for Deaf people and other Disabled people. Many Abled and Hearing people think life is challenging for Deaf people, including other Disabled people. One of the concerns that the loved ones have for Deaf people is “what if they didn’t hear [blank]?” such as alarms, cars passing by, etc. This is also the case for cyclists or even those who use a bicycle to transport locally. However, what people don’t often realize that we are capable to do almost anything , like cycling.
New cycling group emerges in NSW A new deaf cycling group has emerged in NSW. They have been going to cycling events such as the MS Sydney to Gong ride, the Spring Classic and the Mudgee Classic rides. One man from a small group of people who recently set up an affiliated sport (cycling) club under NSW Deaf Sports, was interviewed by Deaf Sports Australia. David Parker shares his story. As a young boy, David Parker loved to cycle. He’s had a few bikes in the past. It was until 2017 that Mr Parker began riding on a regular basis after being invited by a friend to go cycling. He had the intention of doing the MS Gong 83km ride that same year. “When I first cycled 5km, my heart was beating like crazy, and I was breathless! I thought, “How can I do the MS Gong ride? Nah, do it step-by-step.” So, over time, I gradually became more fit and could cycle longer and longer,” said Parker. Mr Parker admits that having friends do help him get involved and feel motivated. With a good support syste