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Wheelchair motorbike for amputee

So its always good to read stories like this where someone who has had a fairly severe set back in life is able to turn the tables and get back to one of the things that they loved.

In this case its a man from Edmonton in Canada who was left wheelchair bound following the amputation of his right leg in 2000 due to a complication with diabetes. But thanks to a gift from a stranger, Gordon Cameron is back up to speed – up to 70mph – in his customised motorbike that allows him to steer from his wheelchair in the sidecar.

Friends of Gordon saw an old motorbike for sale complete with side car. After extensive modification to accept the wheelchair Gordon is now able to wheel himself complete with self propelled wheelchair in to the side card and off he goes!

Being a Hondamatic there is no need to change gear as it has an automatic box which leaves the accelerating, braking and steering. Although Gordon uses the wheelchair converted motorbike for local errands he says it is great to feel the wind in his hair. A year later, he catches people’s attention wherever he goes. Some take photos, others give him the "thumbs up."

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