Pro Electric Bikes has been very proud to sponsor Walter van Praag on his Coughing4CF ride across Australia. Here are some highlights on his electric bike journey:
Andy and Vanessa Pointon were determined to meet Walter van Praag OAM after reading about the cystic fibrosis survivor’s 3600km electric bike ride across Australia in a local paper on the Eyre Peninsula.
Vanessa, 27, has cystic fibrosis and underwent a double lung transplant in 2014.
“We were two days behind schedule, so it was amazing that the stars aligned for us to meet in Port Kenny!” Walter said. “We had a wonderful time together, and Andy even raced home to get me some CF medication I was short on.
“I would’ve taken a photo with Vanessa — but CF sufferers have to remain two meters apart to prevent cross infection.”
As sponsors for the trip, we have been very pleased to see Walter receive glowing reception from families who have CF sufferers. These families have been thrilled to talk to Walter as they meet him along the journey.
Walter and team arrived in Albany on Wednesday 8 April after completing more than 3600km on the Aseako Tourney electric bikes. Operating on only 35% lung capacity, Walter definitely could not have achieved this feat on a normal bicycle without electric-assist!
Want to go on a long-distance adventure? The electric bikes are perfect. It’s time to get one yourself!