Name: Lovepreet Deo
Hometown: Airdrie, Alberta, Canada
Occupation: Video Editor
Time Cycling: 28 years
Reason for Cycling: It’s my passion. I use a walker every day, and cycling gives me more freedom.
When I was one year old, I was diagnosed with cerebral palsy that affects the mobility of my legs. Doctors told my family that I would not walk, and that I would never be able to do things by myself. And I proved them all wrong. When I was a kid, I was using a wheelchair. I went to school and had physical therapy every week.
When I was 12, my parents bought me a bike that I could ride outside ; it was a large tricycle. I rode it back and forth down my street all summer long throughout middle school and high school. I thought it was the most fun thing ever, and I felt like I was getting stronger.
I started using a walker more after high school. I was sick of sitting in one spot and not being able to easily move around. And with a wheelchair, you can’t go everywhere. With a walker, you can go into smaller spaces and it’s a little bit easier in general. I continued to ride my tricycle outdoors, and would do a 5K charity ride every year with my friends and family for Cerebral Palsy Alberta .
About 7 years ago, I decided I wanted to start going to the gym . I had moved to a […]