disability

Bikes, trikes and no automobiles: pedalling prodigies Howard and Esther Boyd

Howard Boyd receiving an award

If you cycle in and around Birmingham regularly, chances are that Howard and Esther have had some influence on your bicycling life. From Howard’s work with CTC, the cycling safety team at RoSPA and consulting engineering firm Allott & Lomax (now owned by Jacobs Engineering), to Esther’s campaigning and their work with Push Bikes, they have been involved, either directly or indirectly, with the way the cycling landscape has evolved in Birmingham.

Wheels for All Taster Day

A selection of adapted cycles, with a Raleigh Chopper style tricycle in the foreground

Date: 

Friday, November 6, 2015 - 10:00 to 15:00

Wheels for All is proud to announce a working partnership with Birmingham City Council to develop a “Wheels for All” Centre for people with disabilities or differing needs across the city. It’s free to attend, so please come along & be part of this exciting opportunity to:

  • Try out a wide range of adapted cycles (with the support from CP staff)
  • Find out about future WFA sessions planned at Small Heath
  • Find out about potential training available

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Cycling with Epilepsy

Cycling with epilepsy? How does that work? Doesn't epilepsy involve randomly falling over, unconscious, and shaking uncontrollably? It can do. That type of seizure is known as a tonic-clonic seizure, but it is just one of a range of possibilities. There are several types of epilepsy, and each varies in terms of the frequency, length, and nature of seizures.

My Trike Electric

Natalya at the top of clent hill

I am one of the 17% of disabled people who are born with their disabilities, rather than acquiring them later in life.  I was born with a rare syndrome which means I am partially deaf - hearing almost nothing without my hearing aids - and have balance problems related to my ears and unusual eye movement.

Wheels for All

Quadracycle

Date: 

Wednesday, April 22, 2015 - 16:00 to 18:00

Regular inclusive cycling activities using a wide range of adapted cycles under the supervision of skilled and experienced Wheels for All supporters.

Starting from Wednesday 22nd April, 4pm – 6pm.

Alexander Stadium, Walsall Rd, Perry Barr

Birmingham, B42 2LR

For more information please contact Ian 01925 234213, ian.tierney (at) cycling.org.uk.

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