As this is the only physical exercise José can partake in and the rarity of the equipment means there are none near our home, his physio is attempting to make a case for the NHS to provide a bike for his own use. Apparently 18 such cases have previously been approved for people with injuries similar to José so we can but keep our fingers crossed. I have no doubt he will be on it every day working to beat his PB.
The following day was better weather and we escaped from the hospital to a country park across the road and out to a London Viewpoint where you can see from Heathrow to Alexandra Palace with everything south in between. The path was a new, solid but stony affair which in the head controlled wheelchair could only be negotiated at 0.75miles an hour – a very slow walk, but an immense sense of freedom! José his own back when we got back to the road, changing to top speed and making even Bradley run to keep up. I expect one-day we will be researching all-terrain high suspension wheelchairs.
Following our swim we escaped to the poolside cafe for a coffee and then ordered in a Chinese takeaway – replacing far more calories than we used.