by Ben Haworth
March 6, 2009
The Forestry Commission is staging a second disability bike demo-day in Dalby Forest, near Pickering, North Yorkshire, after the success of last year’s inaugural event.
The free session is on Sunday 15 March and will showcase bikes specially adapted for use by people with disabilities or with special needs.
Demonstration bikes, including hand pedalled models, are being supplied by specialist company, London Recumbents. Electric bikes will also be on show fitted with small motors to provide added propulsion when the going gets tough.
Stuart Startup, Bike Ranger at Dalby Forest: “When we use the term disability and special needs we are actually talking about a significant proportion of the population. This event is a unique chance to see a large range of customised bikes and perhaps take a test drive.”
Dalby’s mountain bike network was opened in 2007. While some sections are challenging, others are relatively flat and suitable for a wide range of abilities. Well drained, they can be used all year round.
The Demo Day is based at the Dalby Courtyard and runs from 10am to 4pm. For more information contact the ranger’s office on 01751 460378.