June Taster Day wrap-up

Our taster events during the Edinburgh Bicycle week were a resounding success. We met lots of great people and gave a number of visitors the change to try out our handcycles, and for some of them, it was their first time on a bike. It was great to have the turnout despite the slightly rainy days. Handcycling Edinburgh is keen to do more of these events in the near future so please let us know if you’re interested by emailing info@handcyclingedinburgh.org.

Coaching Session now an Introduction to Paracycling – 23 Sept 2016

Our planned training/ ride session with Jane Egan and Ride63 on 23rd September is now an introduction to Paracycling at Clyde Muirshiel Regional Park, Castle Semple!

If you have wanted to try handcycling this will a great chance to get an introduction to a number of styles of handcycles. After an introductory lesson on the basics of riding an handbike, you’ll have to opportunity to join up with a number of riders including Handcycling Edinburgh members to hit the nearby cycle path and take your handbike for a spin.  

The days events will be on from 10:00 – 1300 at Castle Semple Visitor Centre, Lochlip Road, PA12 4EA Lochwinnoch.

There will also be follow-up events on Monday, 26 September as well as Wednesday, 12 October.

For additional information please see https://www.facebook.com/events/908201832656671/

 

Coaching Session, Emirates Stadium, 11 August

Upcoming coaching session with Jane Egan

Continuing from our coaching session where we worked on riding at speed, timed laps, and drafting, Handcycling Edinburgh will be participating in another training session with British Paratriathlete, Jane Egan on 11 August, 2016.

Once again we will be  joining some of our handcycling colleagues from the Glasgow area, including Ride 63 and Clyde Muirshiel Regional Park, to add another level to our riding skills on the 1 km closed-loop, car free circuit.

The next coaching session will be held at The Commonwealth Arena and Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome, also known as the Emirates Arena, on 11 August.

Coaching topics will be announced on the day with a 10 a.m. sart. Keep your eyes peeled and let us know if you’d like to come along by sending us an email at info@handcyclingedinburgh.org

 

Great Cumbrae, 01 August, 2016

Once again Handcycling Edinburgh will be joining forces with our colleagues from the West but this time it’ll be for a ride around the island of Great Cumbrae on the 1st of August.

 

We’ll me meeting our friends from Ride 63 and Clyde Muirshiel, Castle Semple in Largs before taking our handbikes across on the ferry to head around the island of Great Cumbrae. From the ferry terminal, we’ll follow the coastal road along a 16 km/ 10 mi journey with a maximum elevation gain of approximately 20 metres.

 

The ride should be fairly gentle and suitable for riders that are able to take on the 10 mile route. Dotted primarily with farmland and a golf course, the ride poses to be quite scenic as we head around the island before passing through the town of Millport before finally returning again to the ferry terminal.

 

Start time is TBA but if you are interested in joining us, please send us an e-mail at info@handcyclingedinburgh.org

 

See you on the road!

Coaching at Emirates Arena: 27 July, 2016

Upcoming coaching sessions with Jane Egan.

Following on from our last coaching session where we covered drafting, pacing, and cornering at speed, Handcycling Edinburgh will be participating in another training session with British Paratriathlete, Jane Egan.

After having spent half a day on the 1 km closed-loop, car free circuit, we will be joining some of our handcycling colleagues from the Glasgow area. We’ll be teaming up with members of Ride 63 with help from Clyde Muirshiel Regional Park to add another level to our riding skills/

The next coaching session will be held at The Commonwealth Arena and Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome, also known as the Emirates Arena, on 27 July.

Coaching topics will be announced on the day. Keep your eyes peeled and let us know if you’d like to come along by sending us an email at info@handcyclingedinburgh.org

 

Coaching at Emirates Arena: 06 July, 2016

Upcoming coaching session with Jane Egan.

Following on from our initial coaching sessions on braking and manoeuvring, as well as riding with traffic and lane positioning (see our blog for more info), Handcycling Edinburgh will be participating in another training sessions with British Paratriathlete, Jane Egan.

The next coaching session will be held at The Commonwealth Arena and Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome, also known as the Emirates Arena, on 06 July.

Coaching topics will be announced on the day. Keep your eyes peeled and let us know if you’d like to come along by sending us an email at info@handcyclingedinburgh.org