Rental of handcycle bicycle praised

The rental of handcycles — bicycles powered by hand and arms rather than legs — in Cork has been welcomed by cycling group.

“What a great initiative from the rebel county. As part of the Wheels For All Scheme, @CorkSports to have these handcycles available to rent. Handcycles are powered by the arms and support people with reduced mobility to enjoy cycling,” said Wexford Bicycle User Group on Twitter.

https://twitter.com/wexbug/status/1230764873946058752?s

The Cork Local Sports Partnership said on its website: “As part of the Wheels For All Scheme, Cork Sports Partnership through the support of the Dormant Accounts Sports Inclusion Capital Grant have handcycles available to rent.

Handcycles are powered by the arms and support people with reduced mobility to enjoy cycling.” It added: “If you are interested in trying out a handcycle, and would like more information, please contact Sports Inclusion Disability Officer Kate Feeney by kfeeney@corksports.ie or call 021-4347096.”

I am editor of IrishCycle.com and have reported on and commented on cycling in Ireland for over a decade. My background is in journalism -- I have a BA in Journalism from DCU and HDip in Print Journalism from BCFE. I wrote about cycling for national newspapers, and then started CyclingInDublin.com for overflow stories. Later the website was re-branded to reflect a more national focus.

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