More disabled people are getting out on bikes

10/09/2012 Family Cycling

British Cycling said participation in cycling among people with a disability has increased by over 20 percent since 2008.

There are now over 200,000 people with a long-term, limiting disability who are cycling at least once a week. Cycling is one of the most inclusive and accessible sports, said Stewart Kellett, British Cycling’s Director of Recreation and Partnerships.

He added:

“British Cycling offers countless opportunities across the country for everybody to get involved in cycling – from large scale one-off events to weekly local led-rides, Go-Ride clubs for under 16s, competitive events, as well as courses and training. However, there is always more that can be done to improve opportunities and the experience for people with a disability who want to get into cycling.”

To better fine tune its inclusivity and accessibility approach to disability cycling British Cycling has created an online survey.

“This survey gives people the opportunity to have their say on how the accessibility of cycling can be improved,” said Kellett.