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Hand cycling has given me my freedom back

When Neil Russell discovered handbikes, he felt like he had found a way of getting his “freedom and independence back”.

The 36-year-old was born with spina bifida and walked with a bad limp until he had his right leg removed below the knee at the age of 18.

But encountering the cycle inspired him to think about the adventures he could have and the places he could reach by his own power.

Now he is planning to travel around Scotland and the islands, handbike packing – pulling a trailer which contains his gear and tent.

Read more here at the BBC

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