Links to other useful sites & information
Doing Sport Differently
Doing Sport Differently is a guide written by and for people with live experience of disability or health conditions and covers the benefits of sport and fitness, how disabled people can get involved – whether playing, watching or coaching. Please click this link to download the free PDF.
Manufacturers and suppliers of specialised cycles
The following are some of the companies which we are aware of. There are doubtless others out there – if you know any then tell us about them and we will try to include them.
London Recumbents – specialised cycle hire in London parks & agents for various special needs cycles. Tel: 020 8299 6636
Mission Cycles – specialists in trikes – Tel: 01622 815 615
Pashley – suppliers of special needs cycles – Tel: 01789 292 263
Pedal Partners (no website) – specialise in special needs cycles – Tel: 01621 815690
2cancycle – manufacturer of special side-by-side recumbent – Tel: 01642 881881
Team Hybrid – Manufacturers of handcycle wheelchair attachments – Tel: 01329 830117
Theraplay – specialised tricycles for special needs
Van Raam – Dutch manufacturers of a number of our specialised bikes
Ashfield Special Needs – UK agents for Van Raam Cycles – Tel: 01945 880178
Charities & Disability organisations
The following are a few charities, both local and national, which may be of interest. It is by no means an exhaustive list, but may help you to find the organisation you are looking for.
Cerebral Palsy Guidance – providing vital guidance & assistance to parents of a child with cerebral palsy.
Contact a Family – Tel: 020 7608 8700
Counselling-Directory – find a counsellor near you – Tel: 0844 8030 240
Equality & Human Rights Commission – Tel: 0845 604 6610
Disabled Go – Search for accessible places to go
Mencap – Tel: 020 7454 0454
National Autistic Society – Tel: 020 7833 2299
Richmond AID – advice & information on disability – Tel: 020 8831 6080
Richmond CVS – Tel: 020 3178 8785
RNIB – Tel: 0845 766 9999
The Wheel Life – website created for wheelchair users
Whizz Kidz – Tel: 0207 233 6600
Woodlarks Camp Site – accommodation for people with disabilities – Tel: 01252 716279
Inforich – a searchable database containing details of over 1,800 organisations in Richmond.
Cycling organisations & information
Finally, some more general information for cyclists.
cycle1st.com – Portal for all things cycling
Cycle Touring Club (CTC) – Tel: 01483 417217
Cycling Projects – Tel: 01925 234 213
London Cycling Campaign – Tel: 020 7928 7220
All-abilities cycle hire schemes in London:
London Bikeworks all ability clubs, Victoria Park, Little Wormwood Scrubs & Olympic Park:
London Wheels for Wellbeing, Croydon, Herne Hill & Lewisham:
London Eco Local, Sutton
London Pedal Power, Finsbury Park
Charlotte’s Tandems free tandem loan
Wheels for All specialised cycling sessions
Articles and features about all-abilities cycling:
Doing Sport Differently, a guide written by and for people with live experience of disability or health conditions, which covers the benefits of sport and fitness, how disabled people can get involved – whether playing, watching or coaching. Please click this link to download the free PDF.
Cycling UK (formerly Cyclists Touring Club) Cyclists’ Touring Club Guide to Adapted Cycles
London Cycling Campaign all-abilities information listing from community cycling team, Tel: 020 7234 9310. Source:click here
Velovision specialised ‘alternative’ cycling magazine
Look North TV feature on Get Cycling, York, and a project for people with dementia:
Open Country, Yorkshire, newsletter Autumn 2015