Having a pacemaker doesn't mean taking life easy
PEOPLE might think that having a pacemaker would mean taking life slow and easy.
But for a small group of cyclists called Riders with Pace nothing could be further from the truth - with some members regularly riding more than 100km while raising money for worthy causes.
The group has three aims:
- To raise money for charity through fundraising rides in south-east Queensland,
- To provide a physical challenge suited to their level of capability to people with pacemakers, and
- To show the world that life can be full and rewarding with a pacemaker.
In 2014, Riders with Pace raised more than $2500 across charities as diverse as medical research, support for homeless youth, and provision of care for the sick. Already in 2015 it has raised more than $1600.
Most of the events Riders with Pace enter offer distances from 25km to 100km, so riders can choose their own challenge.
New riders of any capability are most welcome - if you've got the pacemaker you can always buy the bicycle.
Your heart may have electrical problems, but if it's in the right place you can help fundraise.
For more, see http://riderswithpace.wix.com/riders-with-pace.