British Cycling survey spies encouraging trend

Cycling participation on the up for those with long term disabilities

Participation in cycling among people with a disability has increased by over 20 per cent since 2008, according to British Cycling. 

Launching a new survey focused on the inclusivity and accessibility of the sport, British Cycling said there are now over 200,000 people with a long term limiting disability cycling once a week.

The organisation said that cycling is one of the most inclusive and accessible sports and ‘British Cycling wants to lead developments in this area to ensure that participation continues to grow’.

Stewart Kellett, British Cycling’s director of recreation and partnerships, added: “British Cycling offers countless opportunities across the country for everybody to get involved in cycling – from large scale one-off events to weekly local led-rides, Go-Ride clubs for under 16s, competitive events, as well as courses and training. However, there is always more that can be done to improve opportunities and the experience for people with a disability who want to get into cycling. That’s what our survey is aiming to do.”

The survey wil provide people with the opportunity to have their say on how the accessibility of cycling can be improved. Queries can be directed to British Cycling on 0161 274 2049.

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