Gear change: the real legacy of the government’s cycling vision

Source: Department for Transport, 2020a The government’s recently published vision for walking and cycling “Gear change” (Department for Transport, 2020a)  is a step up from previous announcements on cycling. I think it is a great vision for everybody who cycles and people who'd like to.   Three elements of particular interest to allied health professionals include:… Continue reading Gear change: the real legacy of the government’s cycling vision

Cycle-mad David’s life went full circle

When David Watts sustained a major stroke at the age of 74, it looked like his cycling days were finally over. Even into his 70s he was regularly out on his bike, cycling up to 20,000 miles a year. But after his stroke in 2013 he experienced significant difficulties including dysphagia, right-side paralysis, neuropathic pain… Continue reading Cycle-mad David’s life went full circle

Inclusive cycling news from the Bike Expo 2019

Yesterday I headed to Harrogate to the Bike Expo Yorkshire to keep myself up-to-speed on inclusive cycling.  I met cycle retailers from Doncaster, Cuddington and York (all Ice Trike retailers) plus one from Chesterfield (an e-bike specialist), and discovered a Disabled-people led organisation, Experience Community, which organises trips to the countryside for wheelchair users, handcyclists… Continue reading Inclusive cycling news from the Bike Expo 2019