HSBC UK Disability Cycling Hubs
These provide coaching opportunities to help people with disabilities improve and develop their cycling technique, fitness and confidence. The hub sessions bring people together on a regular basis to engage in coach-led cycling, delivered by British Cycling Go-Ride coaches and volunteers. The sessions held at the venues are also the first step for para-cyclists on the Rider Route for the Great Britain Cycling Team, so participants could one day go on to bring home some Paralympic medals.
The disability hub sessions currently run across seven sites, which include Manchester, Bath, Nottingham, York, Kent, Leeds and Aylesbury with plans for a new hub location in London. All sessions take place monthly, on a Saturday. Please check the British Cycling events calendar for further details on dates and locations.
All sessions start from £2 for advance bookings. We try to encourage online bookings so coaches have a good idea of who will be attending the session and the bikes required. This also allows our coaches the opportunity to plan the session for the number and level of riders attending.
Who can take part?
The sessions are open to all ability cyclists and include riders with a physical or learning disability. The disability hubs have a range of two-wheeled bikes, hand cycles, trikes and tandems for participants to use and we can provide a pilot rider for anyone with a visual impairment. Family members and friends are also encouraged to get involved with the sessions.
How to take part?
All the sessions are listed on the British Cycling events calendar. Once you find a suitable disability hub session, then please contact the lead coach or the British Cycling Development team for further details. We will go through your requirements as a rider and what you would like to achieve from the disability hub session going forward.
If you feel the disability hub sessions are for you or you would just like to find out some further details then please contact Phil Ball (Senior Development Officer Coaching & Competition) on 0161 274 2071 or by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org