As part of a campaign to promote the MS Melbourne Cycle ride in March 2016, bicycle-makers worked with sufferers of MS including Paralympic cyclist Carol Cooke to engineer a vehicle that enables able-bodied people to experience the sensations of the disorder.
With an imbalanced frame, numb brakes, missing gears and an uncomfortable plastic saddle, the bicycle induces a feeling of dizziness and unease to highlight how much harder MS sufferers have to work to accomplish everyday tasks. ‘You have to constantly fight the bike to stay straight,’ says designer James Macleod.
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