The humble bicycle could prove to be key to granting some Tamworth people with a disability the right to transport.
Northcott coordinator Michael Ticehurst said a new training program Wheels4Life is helping adults with disability learn to cycle for transport and fun.
"We've got two wheels, three wheels, we've got tandems, we've got training wheels, we've got them on pedestals, we've got exercise bikes," he said.
"We're really trying to look at cycling as a means for people to transport themselves to get out in the community.
"Learn the road rules is the end result as well. But at this stage we're in the pilot stage we're trying to progress from pedestal bikes to tandem bikes.
"Some of them have already achieved the goal of riding the bike on their own."
And that's been achieved by the end of just five weeks' training, he said.
One participant, Ben, told Mr Ticehurst he'd last ridden a bike at 5 and stopped after falling off. Now, he can ride alone.
The hope is to take the program from beyond just the dozen or so trainees from Northcott to the general community.
Fiona Cutler, Transport for NSW area manager, said the city has very good active transport infrastructure. The state government helped fund Wheels4Life.
Northcott is a disability service provider which provides a range of services in Tamworth including everyday life and vocational skills training, among others.