Hand Cycle at City Ride

man on hand cycle
Cycles are more than just bicycles. Hand cycles are quite common in the Netherlands. Electric assist can be used to compensate for upper body strength being lower than lower body strength, giving a reasonable speed and range. They are of course much cheaper than assisted cars, and require less skill to operate. As such they provide transport for a wider range of people than do cars. British infrastructure, being so hostile to cycling, discriminates against people with disabilities.