BIKE PEDALS WITH HEEL STOPS
Our young client with cerebral palsy was unable to ride his bike properly. The leg braces he
has to wear meant he was unable to stop his feet slipping off the back of the pedals.
Some heel stops were made (initially)
of plywood. This allowed them to be tested and adjusted to ensure they were correct prior to them being fabricated in aluminium plate
and strip, and bolted through the pedals. Old car mats were cut up to provide grips.
To assist the client with learning
to ride again, a support bar was clamped onto the saddle stem with a cross-over U bolt clamp (stem protected with heat-shrink sleeving),
so his mum could help to steady him until he got going.
Harrogate and Ripon Group