Bath & NE Somerset Council hosts adaptive bike sessions for those inspired by Paralympics

Sessions to take place subject to demand throughout October

by Simon_MacMichael   September 28, 2012  

Mark Colbourne sets WR at London 2012 (copyright Kelkel)

Bath & North East Somerset Council is calling on people inspired by the success of Britain’s Paralympic cyclists and who have physical conditions that prevent them from easily riding a standard bicycle to attend sessions on adapted bikes under its Wheels For All initiative.

Models available at the sessions, which were scheduled to begin earlier this week with weekly sessions following on Tuesday afternoons throughout October at the Odd Down Playing Fields Car Park will include hand bikes, trikes and recumbents. The bikes can be adjusted to meet individual needs. Carers and relatives are welcome to join in.

The sessions, which cost £4 each, will run from 3.30pm to 5pm but are subject to there being enough support, and anyone interested is asked to contact Eugene Kertzman on 0797 491 8718 or by email.

Councillor DineRomero, Cabinet Member for Early Years, Children and Youth, said: “We’ve all seen the tremendous efforts by our Paralympic athletes recently and although we don't all compete at that level, Bath & North East Somerset Council is keen to ensure that everyone has the opportunity to enjoy a healthy lifestyle and participate in sports and leisure activities.

“Our range of adapted bikes, tricycles and scooters offer activities that are both physically and mentally stimulating and, above all, offer fun for everyone involved.”

More details of the initiative can be found on the Bath & North East Somerset Council website.