Biking for All

A reflection by Peter Walker:

Before the Paralympics I wasn't completely ignorant about disabledcycling. I even had personal experience of how very fast people can ride even with relatively severe impairments: in separate multi-stage mountain bike events I have been soundly trounced by a rider with one leg amputated at the hip, and another with a to-the-shoulder arm amputation.

But it took 11 days of covering Paralympic cycling for the Guardian to fully appreciate how incredibly flexible the bike is when it comes to catering for disabilities.

Just in the velodrome, bikes were adapted for a huge range of body types...

Read more:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/bike-blog/2012/oct/02/disabled-cycling-london-2012-paralympics?newsfeed=true 

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