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Cycling

Cycling

Cycling can offer a simple and effective way for people of all abilities to enjoy new levels of independence, individual challenge and social contact. Through gentle and controlled limb and joint exercise, cycling helps develop coordination and rhythm, develops body and environmental awareness and promotes strength, stamina and general health (London Cycling Campaign, 2009).

The cycles in this section have features which may make them suitable if you have a disability, such as:

  • extra support through additional wheels, trunk supports or adapted seating;
  • hand propulsion, if you are unable to use your legs to propel a cycle;
  • power assistance, if you have reduced power or function in your legs;
  • passenger or tandem models, if you are unable to pedal, or are able to pedal but need another person to operate the brakes, steering and gears.