In Cycling, Blind athletes compete with sighted guides on tandem bicycles, ambulant and cerebral palsy athletes compete on standard bikes or bikes that are specifically designed to meet their needs. The competition programme at the Paralympics includes track and road events as well as time trials.
Hand Cycling is for athletes who normally require a wheelchair for general mobility, or athletes who are not able to use a conventional bike or trike because of severe lower limb disability.
The classification system for cycling follows:
- 1 classes for athletes with a visual impairment (tandem bicycle)
- 4 classes for people with cerebral alsy (2 bicycle classes, 2 tricycle classes)
- 4 classes for people who have locomotor disorders and who can ride a conventional bike.
- 3 classes for Hand cycling.
Where and When?
Why not go along with your handcycle and join the cycle bop social cycling group for a recreational ride!
We ride rain or shine! Sundays 9am. Suitable for ALL types of bikes.
Tuesday @ 5.30pm, Thursday @ 5.30pm and Sunday @ 7.00am, meeting at the Arataki shops and ride from there.
Papamoa Handcycling Facebook
If you are wanting to get out and ride but have something holding you back such as a visual impairment, balance issues, limb insufficiencies or lacking confidence - take a ride on a tandem cycle!