Adaptive cycles hit the Mawddach Trail
There will be a multitude of unusual and remarkable bikes about on the Mawddach trail in Southern Snowdonia, when the 'Challenge your Boundaries' adaptive mountain biking project hosts the next of its Momentum Ride series on Sun 27th May.
Project Lead, Graham O’Hanlon is keen to encourage disabled riders and would-be riders to give off-road biking a go. “To keep things as accessible as possible we have chosen the Mawddach Trail, a flat track which runs along the shores of the beautiful Mawddach Estuary between Dolgellau and Barmouth, and short sessions of 1 hour.
With the aim to get as many riders as possible out on the trail, Cycling Projects has teamed up with ‘Challenge your Boundaries’, to provide an impressive range of adaptive bikes to suit an equally wide range of abilities. There will be pedal trikes and quads, hand-bikes, side-by side tandems and wheel-chair transporters to name but a few, to try out on the day.
Places on the try-out day need to be pre-booked, are free of charge and will begin and end at the public car-park at Morfa Mawddach Station near Arthog which has bus and rail connections. The try-outs are unsupervised, and parents and carers are encouraged to bring a bike to ride alongside, or even to take on the role of tandem pilot! In terms of fitness and balance requirements, these range from negligible through to full-on racing snake mode. Don’t worry if you’ve never had a go before; most of these are very straightforward to ride, and there will be a wealth of experience to draw on during the day.
To book your place please contact Challenge your Boundaries on 01341 430628