Cycling for All
Just about everybody can take part in cycling – with the right equipment a disability need not stop you enjoying being out and about.Cycling can have huge advantages for the disabled, as well as the physical benefits, it can also offer great independent mobility.
Organisations like Cycling Projects provide opportunities for everyone to take part. Part of their work is a project called Wheels for All which encourages disabled people of all ages to have a go at cycling by offering a range of bikes. Find out more about Wheels for All in Lancaster here….
Local training and recyling organisation Pedal Power offer a variery of ways to make cycling more accessible including:
– Adult stabilisers to fit virtaully any adult cycle
– Trike adaptor kits – a way of turning 2 wheels into 3 for 20 & 26 wheeled bikes
Contact them on 01524 65328
Useful Links / Information
Cycling Projects (tel: 0161 745 9099)
Velovision – Special Needs Buyers Guide / Download pdf here
Sustrans Information Sheet – Disabled people and the Cycling Network
Cycle for Everyone
Cycling with a Disability
24 Manston Lane, Crossgates, Leeds, LS12. Tel: 0113 260290
Disability Action Group (at London Cycling Campaign, for cyclists of all abilities)
For further information please contact London Cycling Campaign, 228 Great Guildford Business Square, 30 Great Guildford Street, London, SE1 OHS. Tel: 0171 928 7220 Fax: 0171 928 231
Piloted cycling for anyone unable to ride solo. Based at Bushy Park in South West London.
Cycling For All
Cycling for All (CfA) is a project to encourage and enable cycling using tricycles, which are particularly suitable for people with disabilities and special needs. Based at Croydon Sports Arena.
The Handcycling Association exists to promote and encourage handcycling for recreational and competitive purposes throughout the UK.
Cycling organisation for people with disabilities. Tel: 01509 268233
Offer tricycle conversion kits and a range of family cycling and special needs cycles.
92 The Avenue, March,Cambridgeshire. PE15 9PR. Tel 01354660049
Major, established supplier of wheelchairs and handcycles, with a huge range. Includes imported machines from Varna (Canada), Speedy (Germany) and more. Everything from basic bolt-on handcranks to top-class racers.
12 Prince William Road, Loughborough, Leicestershire LE11 0GU.
Tel 01509 217569 or Fax 01509233954
UK manufacturer of handcycles and an adult upright trike
Brunswick Business Park, 18 Summers Road, Liverpool L3 4BL.
Tel: 0151 7071146 Fax: 0151 707 0353
Builds "Tracker", a handcycle attachment for a standard wheelchair.
Unit W6, Chester Enterprise Centre, Hoole Bridge, Chester CH2 3NE
Cyclemakers (also known as LogicEngineering Concepts)
Make the Victorian and Discoverer tandems, and the Co-Star tandem, and also offer a custom engineering service.
Tel 01562 731355
Cyclone Mobility and Fitness
Sell the Tracker range of handcycles along with a wide range of wheelchairs and other vehicles:
Cyclone, Freepost, Unit 5, Apex Court, Bassendale Road, Croft Business Park,
Bromborough CH62 3RE.
Tel:0151 346 2310 Fax: 0151 346 2311
Large UK retailer importing machines from Invacare and impressive racing machines from Sopur, and also making a few themselves. Lots of electric-assist etc options too. EPC
43 Alexandra Road, Farnborough, Hampshire, GU14 6BS.
Tel: 01252 547939 Fax: 01252 377588
GBL Wheelchair Servcies Ltd
Agents for Tracker: handcycle wheelchair attachment, Chevon Easyrider, Top End Pro-Cycle wheelchair cycle range, and Quickie Shadow series
Unit 1-3 Shield Drive, Brentford, Middlesex, TW8 9EX
Tel: 0181 569 8955
Howie Therapy Cyclists
Make a range of stablilised cycles for children, equipped with steering poles for accompanying adult. Plus the Dual Cycle four wheeler (combined weight of riders up to 24 st). NB. Exhibit in the south only occasionally,and sell direct from Auchinleck.
113 Main Street, Auchinleck, Cumnock, Ayrshire, KA18 2AF
Tel: 01290 425910
Offer try-outand advice in Dulwich Park in London,with another centre on the South Coastat Brighton. Distributors for Hase, Hoening and others. Their website is particularly good if youre looking for possible sources of funding.
Tel 0208 299 6636
As well as making lovely custom tandems and tandem trikes, George Longstaff produces affordable trikes and tandems for children and adults under the Cyclon brand. Trike conversion kits are also available, as are many crank adapters and other fitments, and machines can be constructed to suit individual requirements.
Albert St, Chesterton, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffs ST5 7JF.
Tel 01782 561 966
Messenger & Clark
Van Raam range: O’Pair: wheelchair tandem, Tricycle tandem, Maxi tricycle, Side by Side three-wheeler.
Postland Station House, Postland, Crowland, Petterborough, PE6 0JT
Tel: 01406 330916 Fax: 01406 330485
Duet wheelchair tandem, Hean Side-by-Side tricycle, Recumbent cycles, Chevron handcycle
PO Box 2, Coldstream, Berwickshire, Scotland, TD12 4NW
Tel: 01890 993456 Fax: 01890 882609 London agent: Nigel Frost Tel/Fax: 0171 635 9761
Have a wide a variety of products suitable for those with Special Needs. There are adult and childrens tricycles, trailer trikes, side by sides and wheelchair tandems are supplied in standard form or with adaptions to suit individual needs.
Pashley offer a free assessment service to help in the product selection process. For more information regarding Pashley Special Needs products contact:
Tel: 01789 292263
Whatever your abilities Pedal Partners try to provide a pedal powered vehicle to suit your needs. You can hire it or buy it from them. They offer a comprehensive range of special needs cycles, comprising hand cycles, cycle chairs and the Trandem 4 cycles in 1.
91 Church Road, Tiptree, Essex, C05 0HB
Tel/Fax: 01621 815690
York-based specialists offering a range of machines from Pashley and Hase as well as special childrens trikes, recumbent trikes and electric-assist vehicles. Can also undertake custom engineering work.
Tel 01904 703 413 (evenings)
TGA Electric Leisure
Electrobikes and Trikes. Electrokits to suit any bike, enabling power assisted cycling. Daisy wheelchair tandem.
Factory Lane West, Halstead, Essex, CO9 1EX
Tel: 01787 478430 Fax: 01787 478430
Attachment to convert non-specialised bicycles for easier use by people with lower limb disabilities.
1 Bampton Avenue, Chard, Somerset, TA20 1DS
Tel/Fax: 01460 67926
Malcolm and Mary Jones supply specialist cycles to children and adults with disabilities or mobility problems. UK distributors for specialised equipment from Draisin, Triaid, Hoening and Berg Toys.
Tel/Fax 01295 770806
Extremely stable range of children’s Trikes, Quads, Hand Propels and Combis with fixed gear ratios and interchangeable framework system.
Ashfield House, School Road, St Johns Fen End, Wisbech, Cambs, PE14 7SJ
Tel: 01945 880014 Fax: 01945 880910