With the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games just around the corner Welsh Cycling have announced their commitment to ensuring an inclusive cycling landscape for disabled people across a range of programmes.
The Glasgow 2014 Cycling programme will showcase the disciplines of Road and Track, including four Para-Sport events. With 4 para-athletes forming an integral part of the 16 cyclists competing Welsh Cycling already has a proud history of success with Paralympic gold medallists like Mark Colbourne MBE and Simon Richardson MBE.
Welsh Cycling has now signed up to be part of the innovative Disability Sport Wales programme “insport”, a programme which seeks to ensure that disabled people have meaningful access to all aspects of sport.
Across Wales there are already at least 12 clubs and sessions that provide high quality opportunities for disabled children and adults. Through insport Welsh Cycling will hope to see this grow with more disabled people engaging in all roles across all disciplines.
“Welsh Cycling are excited to be part of the exciting insport programme and are confident that this will help us in achieving our aim of Inspiring Wales to Cycle” said Anne Adams-King, CEO of Welsh Cycling, “It is essential as a sport that we look to provide opportunities for all regardless of their ability or disability”.
For more information on Disabled Cycling in Wales
Welsh Cycling's Inclusion Statements can be found on the following links: