Posted by Editoress on 03/19/10
This spring, the National Cycling Centre - Atlantic Canada, in collaboration with the Canadian Cycling Association, will provide aspiring impaired athletes the opportunity to experience cycling as a sport to satisfy competitive, fitness or recreational appetites.
In the recent years, cycling for riders with a disability was fully integrated into the disciplines governed by the International Cycling Union (UCI). Cycling races for disabled riders are now listed on international calendars and two disciplines (road and track) are open to competition at the Paralympic level.
Four impairment groups are recognized - blind and partially sighted riders, cerebral palsy sufferers, locomotor handicaps and hand cycle riders. Riders are placed in the appropriate category in the light of their functional capacity, which is assessed during a medical examination.
The National Cycling Centre - Atlantic Canada will have a certain number of bikes to tryout if needed. This camp will take place over two days: April 16th (evening) and 17th (until mid afternoon).
See ACC_Para_Intro_Camp.pdf for complete information. Those interested in registering should go to the following link: www.atlanticcyclingcentre.com/regForm/reg.php?ev_id=200. For more information, contact the National Cycling Centre - Atlantic Canada at 506-877-7809.
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