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Thursday, 25 August 2011

Free cycling event for children with disabilities

Young person at Blackwater
on an all ability bike.
Children and young adults with learning or physical disabilities or who have autism are being invited to attend two ‘open’ cycling sessions if they are between the ages of eight and 19 years old.

There are 10 places available for young people to try a full range of nine all ability bikes at Blackwater just off Rhinefield Drive near Brockenhurst on Wednesday 31 August and Wednesday 14 September.

All helmets and instructions are included in this ‘free’ event and there is parking, accessible toilets and a picnic area.

Those attending the event will need to be accompanied by a parent or carer and families are welcome to come along and watch.

Chris Gregory, Transport and Tourism Officer at the New Forest National Park Authority, said: ‘These sessions provide a great introduction to cycling for young people with disabilities. The introduction of these highly specialised bikes makes cycling in the New Forest more accessible and more inclusive than ever before.'

For more information about the types of bikes that are available to try visit and for more information about the event go to

Recommended Reading: The New Forest National Park: Leisure Walks for All Ages

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