The first handcycle acquired through the scheme was for Guy Nicholson. In 1993, at the age of 23, Guy was diagnosed with a malignant tumour in his upper thoracic spinal cord and following surgery, he was left with an incomplete spinal injury. Although Guy is able to walk with the aid of sticks, he cannot do so over long distances and it’s becoming harder.
To help build his fitness, Guy wanted to cycle to work and selected GCI’s scheme with its no £1,000 limit and no exit fees. With his employer’s agreement, Guy approached Draft Wheelchairs, a supplier of hand cycles and other specialist mobility equipment.