Date: 31/10/17

Coach/Leader: Garioch Sports Centre

Age Range of Group: School-aged children & adults with physical, sensory and/or learning disabilities

Summary: People with disabilities and their families are being encouraged to saddle up & take part in a brand new inclusive cycling initiative in Grampian.

Key points:

After generous funding from Spirit of 2012, the Grampian region is now delighted to offer inclusive cycling opportunities to people with disabilities along with their families and friends.

A partnership programme between Grampian Disability Sport and Garioch Sports Centre in Inverurie, the Adapted Cycling Hub provides a fleet of accessible bikes to suit the needs of almost anyone with a physical, sensory and/or learning disability and includes hand cycles, tandem bikes, adult-sized balance bikes, trikes and even a power-assisted, wheelchair-accessible bike!

As well as housing the bikes, the Centre currently offers coach-led sessions to nearby schools, a local service for young people with disabilities, and a home schooling group. Additionally, public sessions have just been launched and separate sessions are on offer for school children and adults.

At present, all sessions take place in the Centre’s sports hall, but it is hoped that a planned renovation of part of an existing path will enable further sessions to take place outdoors on a safe, contained loop around the building. The Centre also aims to offer private hire of the bikes in the near future so that families can take them out and about out with session times.

Thanks go to Grampian Disability Sport and Garioch Sports Centre for all their hard work in getting the programme set up.

More information on the sessions available can be found on Garioch Sports Centre’s Facebook page.

Contact: Garioch Sports Centre – 01467 626 141