A 14-year-old Malaysian boy with autism, ADHD and a coordination disorder, Uzair cycles hundreds of kilometres a week with friends and supporters. Photo: Ahmad Syauqi Ahmad Said
A 14-year-old Malaysian boy with autism, ADHD and a coordination disorder, Uzair cycles hundreds of kilometres a week with friends and supporters. Photo: Ahmad Syauqi Ahmad Said
Wellness

Cycling wonder kid with autism in Malaysia sleeps better, is calmer and socialises more since he took up the sport

  • 14-year-old Uzair, who has autism, ADHD and dyspraxia, has set national cycling endurance records and is preparing for a 1,200km race in France next summer
  • Taking up the sport has had a huge impact on the teenager’s well-being and cognitive behaviour, say his parents, and he has the full support of his siblings

A 14-year-old Malaysian boy with autism, ADHD and a coordination disorder, Uzair cycles hundreds of kilometres a week with friends and supporters. Photo: Ahmad Syauqi Ahmad Said
A 14-year-old Malaysian boy with autism, ADHD and a coordination disorder, Uzair cycles hundreds of kilometres a week with friends and supporters. Photo: Ahmad Syauqi Ahmad Said
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