Inclusive Cycle Scheme

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Disability Sport NI recently launched a project which aims to improve the health and well being of people with disabilities in Northern Ireland, through participation in sport and active recreation – and the Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon area will benefit greatly.

The ‘District Council Disability Sports Hub Project’ gave all council areas disability sports equipment packs including: twelve sports wheelchairs, one rugby wheelchair, three track chairs, five hand cycles, four tandem bikes, three trikes, three boccia sets and one sensory activity pack.

This project was delivered by Disability Sport NI and funded by Department for Communities via Sport Northern Ireland

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JR Trike

Suitable for Children and teens that don’t have the leg strength to cycle a bike , these trikes are cycled with hands and arms

Safety features – seat belt , foot straps

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Small trike

2 Trikes Available

1 Adult, 1 child

A lot of safety features,Carer brake and back rest and foot straps

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TANDEMS

2 Tandems Available

Suitable for teens and adults

Challenging, suitable for experienced cyclists. Consider using side by side tandem.

RACING CHAIR

3 chairs Available – small, medium and large

Suitable for leg amputees

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Tomcat Bullet Trike

The Bullet has power assist for riders who suffer from weakness and fatigue.

Carer Control or Carer Braking

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Tomcat Trike

It is designed to ensure that all riders with physical difficulties, learning difficulties or visual impairments, stay safe outdoors in any situation, no matter how challenging.

Carer Control or Carer Braking

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Hand Cycle

3 Junior hand cycles available. 2 small, 1 medium.

It is best suited to those who have more control in their arms rather than their feet and the very comfortable seating position makes this a very enjoyable product to use.

Wide wheel base for stability and maneuverability

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Side by Side Tandem

2 side by side tandems available.

1 Person steers, both can pedal. Comfortable adjustable sittings with backrests. Stable and firm

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Velo Plus Wheelchair Transporter Bike

1 wheelchair transporter available.

The VeloPlus wheelchair transport bike is designed for transporting people, who can remain seated in their own wheelchair, by cycle.

Almost every wheelchair is suitable.

Inclusive cycles are available to individuals, families and groups at the following locations:

  • South Lake Leisure Centre & Watersports – All year round
  • £6.20 for an inclusive bike.  Standard bikes £8.20 / Concession £6.20
  • All cycling will take place around the Craigavon Lakes Paths which is Tarmac.
  • The lakes path is mostly flat and any rise is short
  • The lakes path is also a big loop and would take anything from 20 mins to 1 hour to get round

Experienced staff on site to assist and give advice/guidance on bikes and cycle routes. Bike helmets must be worn and are provided. Cyclists do so at their own risk, groups etc must have their own insurance.

For information on small group cycling programmes and sessions, please contact Colleen Connolly or 07769250885

Before hiring bikes all users / carers / parents must be briefed in how to set up bikes and use them safely.

To find out more info or arrange a viewing before booking please call 0330 056 4411 or email

Inclusive Cycling Tryout Session

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