New bike puts a smile on Ben’s face
Ben Keenan is back on the road after he received a new bicycle and accessories from caring community members who stepped up to help when his treasured transport was stolen.
Jason Cooper said the stolen bike story in the Times last Friday hit a nerve and he wanted to put a smile back on the face of Mr Keenan, who has Down syndrome.
Two other community members contacted the Times and also offered to purchase a new bike, and a group of Busselton residents, who have never met Mr Keenan, chipped in and had the bike fitted with a rear rack, basket, kickstand and a lock.
Fat Duck bicycle mechanics Shane Wold and Aaron Harvey adjusted the mountain bike and added accessories.
Mr Keenan said he planned to get red paint for his new blue bike because he believed it would go faster with Spiderman colours.
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