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Lee Valley and Adapted Cycling for Camden Society Bike Club 16/04/2012

Posted by Frances Chaloner in Asda, London, Uncategorized.
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Lee Valley Park bench with logo

Lee Valley Park bench with logo

The Camden Society Bike Club went for two sessions over Easter to Lee Valley’s Stonebridge Lock, to try out some adapted bikes for all abilities riders.

The Camden Society Bike Club rider takes a three wheeler recumbent cycle for a spin

The Camden Society Bike Club rider takes a three wheeler recumbent cycle for a spin

It was a beautiful bright morning and the group arrived very keen to try out the bikes and go for a ride along the valley, but some instruction was needed at first.

Tony Harvey gives instruction on how to ride the hand bike

Tony Harvey gives instruction on how to ride the hand bike

The sessions were run by Tony Harvey the Cycling Officer for Lee Valley and a very good selection of adapted bikes were available for use.

Young person riding a trike from the Camden Society Bike Club

Young person riding a trike from the Camden Society Bike Club

Tony said:

These are top quality adapted bikes. We are looking to build up the centre and get more people to sign up to use the bikes which at present are available for hire for free. The Camden Society Bike Club are the ideal type of user group that we wish to attract.

Pedalling along nicely!

Pedalling along nicely!

After a really good work out the group went off for a picnic by the river, bathed in beautiful Easter sunshine.

Off for the picnic!

Off for the picnic!

Nathalie Brossard the Bike Club Leader said:

It is great that we have been able to use this facility for the first time and we will definitely be coming back for more sessions, it has been a wonderful experience for our young people.

Nathalie Brossard, Leader of The Camden Society Bike Club helps a young person with her carer to the picnic

Nathalie Brossard Leader of The Camden Society Bike Club helps a young person with her carer to the picnic

Bike Club have helped to fund the Camden Society Bike Club which enables young people with disabilities to access cycling for their health, well-being and enjoyment.

Enjoying a ride in the sunshine

Enjoying a ride in the sunshine

If you wish to get more information about how to set up a Bike Club in London and access funding please contact the London Bike Club Officer:

Frances Chaloner
frances.chaloner@bikeclub.org.uk
075 0006 9261

Adapted Cycles Training Day at Green Park Centre, Aston Clinton, Aylesbury, Bucks 11/06/2011

Posted by Pauline Roby in Aylesbury, Events.
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Enjoying the sunshine and the cycles - Easy Rider Trike

9 people gathered in an airy Yurt, provided by the Outdoors Pursuits Team at Green Park Conference Centre, to have training in offering activities on adapted bikes today. http://www.buckscc.gov.uk/assets/content/bcc/docs/youth/outdoor_education_brochure.pdf

Green Park Outdoors Pursuits area gives plenty of space in beautiful surroundings to build confidence and expertise on cycles.We learnt how to put the cycles together and take them apart for storage and transport, we considered how best to introduce people to the cycles, thought about what designs would suit what abilities best, risk assessments including checking the cycles and generally familiarising ourselves with how the cycles work and what their strengths and challenges are.

Lots of ways to move about - hand powered or pedal powered, trikes and quad cycles

In amongst the fleet we tried were a laid back trike – like sitting in an easy chair with Harley Davison style handlebars (Easy Rider eat your heart out!), a cycle with a wheelchair platform at the front, a wheelchair with a detachable cycle on the front (making a hand powered trike – thanks Lee!), and a side by side hand powered cycle, plus a nifty quad with fixed wheel which needed pedalling really fast, but was great fun to use.

The Outdoors Pursuits Team are adding a range of adapted cycles to their mountain bike fleet and can lead cycling activities for all abilities and groups can also hire the facilities and lead their own sessions, once they have had the Wheels for All training. http://www.cycling.org.uk/wfa/introWe tried steering using sound only on the hand powered trike .....

 

Making it happen – Wheels for All Training 01/06/2011

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Sitting side by side and pedalling by hand is a satisfyling exercise ……

On the 11th and 12th of June 2011, Green Park Outdoors Centre in Aston Clinton, Buckinghamshire is running a Wheels for All Leader Training Course to complement the purchase of a fleet of new cycles. They are offering this chance for local teachers and leaders to train to lead inclusive cycling sessions on an ongoing basis in their local projects. This follows a successful Open Day at the centre where they asked local potential clients of the centre’s resources and activities for their feedback on some of the bikes on their shopping list. The result was alot of smiles and thumbs up from all the visitors and the cycles have been ordered and are on their way in readiness for this course. For more information please contact Geraint Hughes Ghughes@buckscc.gov.uk

Downhill is easier to enjoy - wind through the hair - it's a whizz!

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