Spreading the word on inclusive cycling
Ride London took place this past weekend and CTC was in the Green Park festival area along with partner Cycling Projects and bike supplier Quest 88 to promote awareness of inclusive cycling. More than 650 people visited us at our Inclusive Cycling bike try-out area.
Over the seven hours of Saturday's festivities people were able to try out any or all of nearly a dozen variations and adaptations that have been created specifically to empower and aid people with different abilities. For many, it was the first time they’d ever seen our adapted cycles.
“Amazing machine. Fantastic that such a thing exists. I’d love to be able to take my granny on it.
Suzie Douglas, South Buckinghamshire
People tend to think of a bike as a two-wheeled, single person, human powered vehicle, however, there is quite a scope to what is available. Inclusive cycling centres equipped with these speciality cycles, such as hand cycles, tricycles, and quad-cycles, can help enable those who have impairments to enjoy cycling.
CTC believes everyone should have the opportunity to share the joy of the cycling experience should they want to, regardless of their own limitations.
We raised more than £200 in donations at the Inclusive Cycling event, which will go towards creating more Inclusive Cycling opportunities across the UK.