What is visually impaired cycling?

Cycling for people with a visual impairment is done in tandem with a sighted pilot at the front to guide. Tandem cycling is a great way to keep healthy and stay fit, as well as being a sociable activity.

How do I take part in visually impaired cycling?

British Cycling Disability Hubs are sessions delivered monthly at traffic-free facilities across the country to enable riders to have a fun, get fit and improve in a safe environment. Whether you are a complete novice, a seasoned rider, or somewhere in between, there is something on offer to meet your needs. A range of adapted bikes (including tandems and handcycles) are available for use during the session to support your riding.

Where can I take part?

For those looking to try the sport for the first time, British Cycling has several disability hubs in locations across the country. The disability cycling sessions at these clubs are run by British Cycling Go-Ride coaches and focus on developing technique, fitness, and confidence.

To book your place at your local session call 0161 274 2070 or visit the relevant event page.

Manchester (Tameside) – Link to website

Kent (Cyclopark) – Link to website

Aylesbury (Stoke Mandeville) – Link to website

Nottingham (Harvey Haddon) – Link to website

York (York Sport Cycle Circuit) – Link to website

Bath (Odd Down) – Link to website

Wheels for All

The Wheels for All initiative is a nationally recognised programme that embraces all children and adults with disabilities and differing needs, to engage in a quality cycling activity. By using specially adapted cycles, the activities are both physically and mentally stimulating and above all fun for everyone involved.

Visit the Wheels for All website

Wheels for Wellbeing (London)

Wheels for Wellbeing (WfW) is an award-winning charity supporting disabled people of all ages and abilities to enjoy the benefits of cycling.

Visit the Wheels for Wellbeing website

Looking to hire a Tandem?

Click here to visit the Charlotte’s Tandems website