Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Jake does it!

Jake is a student at Bega High School and has Cerebral Palsy.

This video, narrated by Jake, tells of his utter delight being out and about on the TrailRider.

It is what Ros and I always dreamt of and what, somehow, we want to turn the NSW and Victoria education sectors on to.

Don't worry that this leads to a Facebook Page - it is Public and you don't have to join!

Please join me in Liking the Bournda Environmental Education Centre on Facebook!

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Should I, shouldn't I?

As TrailRider Tales nears 80,000 views (this post will tip the balance) I have been cold-called, for the first time, by an American agency offering me $40 to let a client put a Guest Post here.

I would have right of veto over the topic - I could even propose my own - the money would change hands if I linked to their blog.

What, dear reader, do you think?


Saturday, November 4, 2017

Late news of the O'keefe race

As regular readers will realise I have been delving into recent TrailRider history and Cara Smith, Disability Inclusion Officer at Bendigo City and Loddon Shire, has been kind enough to send me some juicy snippets about April's O'keefe Rail Trail Race in which three TrailRiders took part.


The effort by locals Dan O’Bree and Travis Edwards in assisting young Marney Lamb (living with cerebal palsy) in the ‘trail rider’ in  the 42.195 km marathon event was remarkable. Green added, “this displayed great courage and community spirit. This community spirit shone through in other volunteer assisted activities throughout the day.”

Two all abilities teams also participated in the Ekiden Relay providing the opportunity for Jika Knight and Matt Creer to be part of the event.  They were assisted by their families and teammates.

The Bendigo Advertiser also wrote about Jika preparing for the race here and you can Like the Rail Trail on Facebook below if you like (!)

Friday, November 3, 2017

Ability Adventure on ABC Hobart

A few posts ago I wrote about the Ability Adventure on Mount Field, near Hobart in Tasmania. Since then I have been contacted by Cody McCracken, from Wild Pedder, with a recording of his interview on ABC Hobart. 

I have made that into this video.

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