Bike repairer recognised at Community Living Australia awards

A Murray Bridge man has been recognised for his entrepreneurship and generosity at an awards ceremony at Adelaide's Government House.

The Community Living Australia (CLA) awards and recognition ceremony on November 29, hosted by the Governor, His Excellency Hieu Van Le, was the start of a new annual tradition for the disability support services provider.

Among those recognised was Adam Thomas, who started his own bike repair business in 2017 which has had the effect of making bicycles more affordable, and therefore accessible, to people on low incomes in Murray Bridge.

He has also donated some of the bike he has repaired to Bikes for Humanity, which ships them to people in Namibia who might otherwise be unable to get to work or school.

CLA chief executive Mark Kulinski said the awards program recognised people who were breaking down the barriers that keep people with disability from participating fully in society.

"The purpose is to encourage people to continue with their efforts and good work, and to let them know it is not going unnoticed," he said.

"These people can be an example for, and encourage, others to also do good work and make a difference."