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Bob G. Recipient

The Electric Cranks Ride Again.....and Again.....and Again

The Electric Cranks are a group of LVAD recipients from across the North of England, all patients at Wythenshawe Hospital, Manchester. A number of us are awaiting a heart transplant. We had all been physically fit and active prior to developing severe heart conditions which required life-saving surgery. Post-op, we came together to form the Electric Cranks Cycling Club and discovered the major benefits of electric bikes - providing access to the countryside, re-building physical capacity, enabling independence and enhancing personal well-being.

We recently entered a team in the British Transplant Games Cycling Sportive (along with a team made up of our fantastic medics). A number of other LVAD centres in the UK have expressed interest in the potential role of e-bikes in promoting recovery and good health in their patients.

If you would like to know more about this initiative, please let me know. You can find us on Twitter @ElectricCranks 

The Wind in our Wheels!

Bob