Footbike gives fitness a big kick along
A FOOTBIKE scooter worked miracles as a low-impact cross-training fitness tool, Kickbike Australia’s Bruce Cook said.
Cook, a life-long adventure athlete and sportsman, said he started using a Kickbike adult scooter aged 39, and after five months he beat the best times he set in his early 20s for the 5km and 10km run, and the half-marathon.
The low-impact nature of the exercise meant far fewer aches and injuries to disrupt training, the north Brisbane resident said.
Cook also said the Kickbike was a safer scooter for children as its wide bike-like tyres and upright riding style made nasty spills less likely.
Take a Kickbike for a spin
Kickbike Australia was holding a “Have A Go” day at Albert Bishop Park, Hedley Ave, Nundah, on Sunday, March 30 from 2pm-4pm.
The event would raise funds for the Australian team to contest the world championships. For a gold coin donation, all Kickbike models would be available to try with tuition, Cook said.
“There’ll also be sausages and drinks for sale, and other fun activities to have a go at.
“There’ll be no cars, and we have a nice wide circuit to have a go on.”
Bring sandshoes and a bike helmet if possible.
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