Thursday, February 22, 2018

Cycling for the Disabled

Cycling for the disabled is becoming more and more popular as organisations encourage accessible cycling on tricycles that offer more support and also hand cycles for disabilities such as wheelchair users 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.

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Based in Swansea offering cycles, hand cycles, trikes, KMX karts, go karts and tandems and companion cycles for hire.

Provides news, articles, events details and results in all areas of cycling sport for the disabled. Includes links to disabled cycling clubs.

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.

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.

A club for disabled and visually impaired cyclists with details of how to get involved. Offers a bi-monthly talking journal on CD.