Wheelchair sport Cambridgeshire

Wheelchair Racing Cambridge

wheelchair racers in actionCambridge & Coleridge Athletic Club has a Wheelchair Racing group. Beginners are welcome – no experience is needed. All the athletes in the group started as complete novices and are now racing anything from 100m to half marathons. The club has five racing chairs, along with helmets and gloves, for use by new athletes. The wheelchair section currently has three coaches and five athletes of differing experience and speed.

Wheelchair racing is open to anyone aged 14+.  Sessions are delivered by UKA-licensed Athletics Coaches. The nature of the discipline means athletes will have a physical disability that affects their lower limbs, although they may not use a wheelchair all of the time. Wheelchair racers include people who have disabilities such as Cerebral Palsy, e.g. Diplegia, Quadriplegia, Spinal Cord Injury (Tetraplegia & Paraplegia) as well as Amputees, people with Limb Deficiency and Brittle Bones.

More information on the club website

 

Have a go session

Anyone interested in trying out wheelchair racing should contact Neil Costello.

E: wheelchairs@cambridgeandcoleridge.org.uk to ask for more details or let the group know you are coming.

Wheelchair dancing

Wheelchair Dancing sessions run at St Neots on Monday nights and are open to children and adults and classes are for all levels of mobility and all types of wheelchairs.

  • Class one, from 5.15 to 6pm, welcomes carers and family members or friends to assist if needed.
  • Class two, from 6.30 to 7.15pm pairs a wheelchair user and an able bodied person as dance partners.

Don’t have a partner? The class will try and find one for you. This class is most suited to those who can push themselves in their chair.

Classes run at St Mary’s School, Wintringham Road.

Contact Katy on 07500 875060.

WheelPower Primary Sports Camp November 4

Bookings are now open for the WheelPower Primary Sports Camb in Buckinghamshire on November 4.

WheelPower’s Primary Sports Camps are a great way for children aged 5-11 with a disability to discover sport in a safe, welcoming and friendly environment and all activity is adapted to suit your abilities.The Camps are a great way to make new friends, improve your health and have fun.

Date: Saturday November 4
Time: Registration is from 9.15am and the camp will finish at approximately 3.30pm.
Location: Stoke Mandeville Stadium, Aylesbury, Bucks, HP21 9PP
Cost: The entry fee is £9.00 per participant and £5.00 per parent and a lunch will be provided.​

Event and booking information