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Paracylists use a range of equipment to take part in riding including adapted versions of bicycles (such as trikes) or more commonly, handcycles.

A handcycle is a type of arm powered recumbent cycle. Most handcycles are tricycle in form, with two coasting rear wheels and one steerable front wheel.

Handcycles are available in a variety of styles, making them accessible to people of all abilities and most physical disabilities. Handcycling requires great upper body strength and endurance.

Wheelchair Sports WA has a number of handcycles available for members to borrow, and are also able to assist with recreational and competitive riding opportunities.

Many Cyclists also take part in the Wheelchair Sports WA Super Series which allows athletes across different disciplines, classifications and sports to compete against each other using person improvement as the key indicator of success. The other two sports which participate are Athletics and Swimming. The winners are recognised at the WSWA Sport Star of the Year Awards.

For further information, please contact the Wheelchair Sports WA sports office on (08) 6143 5800 or email hayden@wheelchairsportswa.org.au

https://www.paralympic.org/cycling

 

 

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