Joy into cycling for disabled

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Tempo Tricycle specialises in producing tricycles especially designed for those with disabilities….
One of the company’s products was showcased last week to a school teacher and national athlete Joseva Verevou.

“Many families have bike riding as a healthy, cheap and fun activity,” Mr Isham said.

“However, what happens where one of them has no arms or cannot use them, that person has to stay behind or the whole family stays home,’ he said.

…the Fijian-designed and made glider … is a recumbent, where the rider is a prone position and pedals out front.

“You steer it by simply leaning right or left and the bike goes that way, pedalling backward to brake.”

Mr Isham said the cycle was just one of the 135 different cycles and accessories that the company made in Lautoka for exercise and rehabilitation for people with disability.

I can’t find the Fiji office information but the main manufacturer website is

They have quite a range of cycles.

Mr Isham is Sales Manager, Tempo Tricycles International
Manufacturers of Rehabilitation, Industrial, Vending & Recreational Cycles
11/6 Pinacle Street, Brendale (Brisbane) QLD 4500, Australia .
Phone: (07) 3881 1104

For more information about Mr VEREVOU’s projects, see

For more than 20 years, Japan International Cooperation Agency has organized two training courses, “Leaders of Persons with Disabilities” and “Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Promotion of Persons with Disabilities” to promote the creation of a society in which persons with disabilities can take part. To date nearly 400 people have attended the two courses.


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