4Wheels4Sean was established in 2001 to assist Sean Fitzgerald, a keen cyclist, who became a quadriplegic in a mountain bike accident in June 2000 to purchase a specially equipped vehicle worth $50,000 to provide him with increased mobility and quality of life. Sean was presented with his vehicle in 2003 and the fund continued to provide for Australian cyclists in a small way for some years after.
In 2007, Australia's peak cycling organisations including Cycling Australia (CA), Mountain Bike Australia (MTBA) and BMX Australia (BMXA) combined to re launch 4Wheels4Sean as a national charity dedicated to assisting severely injured cyclists
“To raise funds from the public by way of donations, sponsorship and the conduct of competitions for the sole purpose of providing financial assistance by way of the gift of money or chattels to permanent residents of Australia who the Trustees identify are in a position of financial need and are in necessitous circumstances as a result of a severe disability acquired whilst cycling.”
This charity is dedicated to assisting cyclists of all levels and ages whether they are a beginner or an expert.