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Andrew Liddawi with a message stick

Mr Liddawi, who broke his back in 2008, was the first person with a disability to cycle a hand-trike across 57 kilometres of the Cape-to-Cape Mountain Bike Race and was one of the first Australians to complete all 4 days of the race.

Despite his remarkable achievements on the track, it is Mr Liddawi's work advocating for other people with disabilities that has seen him awarded the 2022 WA Trails Industry Walking Stick Award. 

Break The Boundary is a not-for-profit that advocates for accessibility and inclusion of people with physical and neurological disabilities in mountain biking and hiking, and acts as a central hub for people seeking information about adaptive biking and hiking around Australia.

The organisation also runs annual camps, clinics and riding groups and manages guidelines to help give others direction and guidance on accessible trails.

Through Break the Boundary, Mr Liddawi volunteers closely with industry and government to advise on how trails can be more inclusive to cater for people with disability.

Mr Liddawi received his award at the 2022 Trails Forum where the State Government launched the Strategic Trails Blueprint 2022-2027. The blueprint will guide the planning, development and management of quality trails and trail experiences across the State with an increased focus on ensuring they are inclusive and accessible.

WA Strategic Trails Blueprint 2022-2027

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