The Buckinghamshire WheelPower Sports Festival...
WheelPower is coming to Manchester this September! Join the national charity for wheelchair sport as they host a free Learn to Handcycle taster day at Cleavley Athletics Track in Eccles.
These free events are a perfect introduction to handcycling for people with physical disabilities and a great opportunity for anyone who is interested in experiencing the thrills and freedom that cycling can bring.
Sadly, the simple pleasures of cycling is not available to many wheelchair users due to the cost of buying specially adapted equipment. So by coming along to an event like this you will have access to a number of different bikes (including the brand new power assisted models) whilst being supported throughout by the coaches from the Handcycling Association UK.
At a recent Learn to Handcycling event in Evesham, a local father and son joined WheelPower to try handcycling for the first time. They said “It was so nice to meet everyone today, and we thank you all so much. My son has had a great day and after today we will be looking into getting his own bike soon! Not only did he get handcycling coaching but they also serviced his unloved day chair too!”
NOTES TO EDITORS:
WheelPower have been providing opportunities in sport for people with physical impairments for 75 years. Based in Stoke Mandeville, the birthplace of the Paralympic movement, WheelPower is at the heart of wheelchair sport. From first-timers to Paralympic medallists, the charity supports and promotes participation at all levels. We have seen how playing sport can enrich lives, offering tremendous physical and psychological benefits, whatever your age or ability.
While sport can develop confidence and improve your health, it’s also a great way to put a smile on the faces of those taking part. Each year, WheelPower supports over 60,000 disabled people to participate in sport and activity across the country. Join us in this mission as a participant, supporter or volunteer and together we can help transform lives through sport.
For more information visit www.wheelpower.org.uk
Social media: WheelPower can be found on all channels so please do tag us into your posts using the following: @wheelchairsport (Facebook) @wheelpower (twitter) @wheelpower_official (Instagram)
Contact: Matthew French, Marketing, Communication and Engagement Officer
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