With Christmas so near I was reminiscing about my favourite Christmas present as a child. It was the bike I received when I was around 9 years old. It was purple, and the feeling I got when riding it was amazing.
I cycled 31 miles on my adult size purple bike to York. I visited Get Cycling who have a totally inclusive ethos and believe that anyone should have the option of riding a bike regardless of any ability (or disability) To compliment this they have a range of innovative solutions to enable people.
The adaptations are many and varied. They include magnetic pedals to allow greater connection like a professional cyclist clipping their shoes into their pedals to, low step-through, various options on recumbent bikes and power assist. Here are a few examples with pictures.
The wheelchair on the bike pictured below can be attached or unhitched and used separately. This means it is a useful form of transport allowing the wheelchair users to experience the wind in their face
Of course, I couldn’t resist a try on a tricycle. It was harder than it looked! As a 2 wheeled bike rider getting the hang of 3 wheels was a challenge!