September 22, 2023
Recumbent tricycle using retains Glenn match and out of the home for hours

After Glenn Cotton retired, he suffered a foul fall and a coronary heart scare. However now he is fitter than ever after seeing a strange-looking bike on-line.

“I slipped off the entrance porch and wrecked my shoulder,” he mentioned.

“I all the time preferred using a motorbike. And I did not really feel protected — I’ve misplaced a little bit of steadiness.

“And the two-wheel bike was fairly laborious on the again and laborious on the posture.”

Recumbent tricycle using retains Glenn match and out of the home for hours
The parks in Darwin’s suburbs are good for preserving match.(ABC Radio Darwin: Conor Byrne)

He received sucked down a rabbit gap whereas scrolling on his telephone in the future and found the recumbent tricycle. It permits the rider to be reclined.

“This bike is likely one of the few bikes, or trikes, I can journey that fits my again and makes life snug,” he mentioned.

Man lying on a recumbent tricycle passing a bus stop and suburban shopping centre.
Glenn Cotton has storage on his recumbent tricycle and might choose up some groceries.(ABC Radio Darwin: Conor Byrne)

Mr Cotton’s docs mentioned he wanted to get extra train after his coronary heart scare and a recumbent tricycle made this achievable.

“I attempted jogging, however the issue with that was it gave my again a complete lot of ache,” he mentioned.

“Twenty minutes of jogging and I used to be buggered.

“With this, I can journey for 2 or three hours with none again ache in any respect.”

A number of occasions per week Mr Cotton departs within the cooler early morning and spends hours using throughout Darwin’s path community.

Blurred image of man in lane way at speed on recumbent tricycle.
Darwin’s suburban laneways make connectivity simple within the municipality.(ABC Radio Darwin: Conor Byrne)

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