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 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 palsy (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.
All Abilities Social Cycle Group
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
Cycle BOP Website
Shayne and the crew meet regularly to cycle various routes throughout the Bay of Plenty - Please contact Shayne for information on their next meet up.
Papamoa Handcycling Facebook
Shayne Collins - HandCycling firstname.lastname@example.org 0274 555 664