Sometimes you meet people who are just such a sheer force of will that you can’t imagine that anything they have done won’t be amazing and great and make change in their community. One of these forces is Charlene, the brains, brawn and bad-ass babe behind Addventageous. Pitched as a social enterprise designed to help anyone (and they do mean anyone) learn how to ride a bike, they offer so much more than that to the Parramatta community. From programs for disadvantaged families who need the confidence that comes from cycling to unicycle enthusiasts who want some space and equipment, to office workers who need a bit of a break from their desks – Addventageous offers it all.
The Westies wandered down to the Parramatta River on a Friday afternoon recently to catch up with Charlene –