Cycling enthusiast helps develop prosthetic leg to withstand mountain biking

Cycling enthusiast Stephen Drew has worked closely with a specialist in George to develop a prosthetic leg able to withstand the intense rigours of mountain bike competitions.

Drew was a keen mountain biker for years until he lost his right leg above the knee in a freak off-road motorbike accident in December 2016. He got back on his mountain bike after a short while.

He spoke to John Maytham about the project.

When I started cycling, there are not many prosthetic legs above knee. I wanted to do a marathon and I needed the balance.

Stephen Drew, cyclist

We wanted to do a leg specifically for cycling and it all starts with a socket on the top. When we did the leg we thought, let's test it out with the Trans Baviaans.

Stephen Drew, cyclist

Click on the link below to listen to the full conversation....


This article first appeared on CapeTalk : Cycling enthusiast helps develop prosthetic leg to withstand mountain biking


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