Footbike gives fitness a big kick along

By on March 27, 2014

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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DISCLOSURE: Kickbike Australia retained Nick Moore to write some content for its website, and to produce the video that accompanies this article and that also appears on their website.

About Nick Moore

Nick Moore is the editor of He also edits the printed Great Wait. Nick started as a journalist in 1993 and has worked for Fairfax, News Corp and APN.

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