The DIY MS Manual is a written resource intended to accompany This Bike Has MS online content. It features a comprehensive exploration of the methods by which the bike was designed and constructed to allow people to build their own bike with MS.
Included is a detailed breakdown of the bike’s components, and explanations as to how each element has been calibrated to replicate the physical effects of multiple sclerosis.
THE TEAM BEHIND THE BIKE
Paralympian Gold Medalist Carol Cooke AM led a team of neurologists, physiotherapists, bike mechanics and people living with MS to build a bike to improve understanding of multiple sclerosis. By building a bike with the symptoms of MS, the team hope to aid the treatment, diagnosis and education of this debilitating disease.
Paralympian Carol Cooke AM challenged Australia’s best cyclists to ride the bike with MS in the MS Melbourne Cycle on March 6, 2016. Five time Olympian Shane Kelly accepted Carol's challenge, and helped improve awareness and understanding of the debilitating disease that affects thousands of Australians every day.
This Bike Has MS is a project to enhance understanding of multiple sclerosis through the creation of a bike with the symptoms of the debilitating disease.
Without the passion and commitment for the campaign from our partners and supporters, This Bike Has MS would not have been possible.