Living an active lifestyle offers tremendous health benefits and yet less than 10% of people with a disability are physically active. I can’t think of many activities more enjoyable than cycling in the outdoors, but accessible bicycles are costly and getting out with a disability is not always easy or affordable. Moors Valley Country Park and Forest has an excellent opportunity this summer.
Free 1 hour sessions with adapted bicycles for anyone unable to access a standard bicycle will be available regularly. The sessions are led by Wessex Accessible Cycling instructors and open to anyone regardless of skill, experience or fitness levels. A calendar with upcoming dates can be found here.
An introductory session to match individuals to the most suitable cycle has to be scheduled first before attending the guided rides. Call the Rangers on 01425 470721 for further information and booking an introduction.
Moors Valley Country Park and Forest is situated 10 miles north of Bournemouth near Ringwood. Entry is free, but car parking charges apply. Motorbikes and vehicles that are tax exempt such as Motability vehicles can park for free, but normal charges apply to Blue Badge holders.