Cycling for the Disabled
Cycling for the disabled is becoming more and more popular as organisations encourage accessible cycling on adapted bikes, trikes and tandems that offer more support. Also find out about hand cycles for all disabilities such as wheelchair users, amputees or those with a severe weakness. Many charities and organisations also provide companions for blind and visually impaired cycling as a sport as well as a terrific form of exercise.
Sites listed in this section of ABLEize provide details of cycling and biking for the disabled in all forms including blind cycling and adapted accessible cycling for a range of disabilities. Sites listed offer information and advice for the disabled cyclist, where to buy cycles, accessible bikes and electric bikes for hire plus details of how to take part in cycling sports. Includes links to hand cycles and trikes.
Cycling UK supports over 40 Inclusive Cycling Centres in England including Brighton, Cheltenham, Essex, Bath and central London with a range of accessible cycles and trikes. Site offers images, bike examples and the full list of centres.
Based in Swansea offering cycles, hand cycles, trikes, KMX karts, go karts and tandems and companion cycles for hire. View the full range available to rent with details of free sessions and training.
Provides news, articles, events details and results in all areas of cycling sport for the disabled. Includes links to disabled and para-cycling clubs. Site explains how to get involved whatever your disability.
Details of free tandems available to hire throughout the UK to assist cycling for those with learning, visual or other physical dificulties.
A charity activly assisting people with special needs to enjoy cycling with a companion in and around Bushy Park in South West London.
Formed by a group of visually impaired people to enjoy the pleasures of cycling and to promote tandem cycling. Highlights ride locations, routes and offers contacts.
London based charity set up to provide accessible cycling for the disabled and special needs. Includes cycling details of hand cycling sessions at venues around London and how to get involved.
A nationally recognised programme that assists children and adults with disabilities to enjoy a range of cycling activities. Has centres across England and Wales.
Helps disabled people enjoy cycling at Chester-le-Street, Darlington and Gateshead Stadium. View bike details, images and how to get involved.
A busy and comprehensive resource for cycling for the disabled and people with special needs. Site includes a downloadable guide, case studies and blog entries with information about a range of bikes, tandems and trikes.
Offers a guide to disabled and non-disabled cycling throughout London with events details, accessible routes and how to take part.
Cardiff based organisation offering accessible bike for hire for disabled riders including side-by-side bikes, accessible trikes, hand bikes and 2 seater buggies.
A site dedicated to accessible cycling for amputees. Highlights organisations, bike retailers and much more in the world of accessible cycling. Includes publications and an introduction to amputee cycling.
A specialist cycling club with a fleet of around 15 tandems dedicated to offering accessible cycling for blind and visually impaired cyclists. Site offers ride dates with details of how to get involved. West Yorkshire based.