Is the word ‘disability’ hindering you from relishing the thrill of cycling? Then handcycling is here to prove you wrong. Handcycling marks one of the world’s fastest growing disability sports. It began in the 1980s as a recreational sport. However the leap from “leg only” powered to “arm powered” was made by cyclist from within ranks of the human-powered vehicle movement. This development enabled all individuals to share the delight of cycling.
The events assembled according to their functional profiles. Riders compete in two Dressage events; a Championship Test of set movements and a Freestyle Test to music. In addition, three to four riders would be under a Team Test. With that said, competitors are also judged on their display of horsemanship skills as they ride their horse using a series of commands for walk, trot and canter. Riders may use permitted compensating aids such as dressage whips, connecting rein bar, rubber bands or other aids.The inclusion of Handcycling took place during the World Cycling Championships for the disabled in1998. Consecutively that year IPC Cycling Programme approved it. Handcycling first took sight in the Paralympics Games in Athens, Greece however for only men. Nonetheless, it is now open to both genders in the track and road events at the Paralympics Games ever since Beijing 2008 Paralympics games.
What’s in it for you?
The true qualities that a handcyclist possess are beyond words of expression. Handcycling brings about copious amount of both physical and mental health benefits. From undying fortitude to transforming a body resemblance of* masculine figure*, handcycling takes you into an exhilarating journey to a healthier lifestyle. For instance, the torso of a handcyclist would strengthen to great lengths, while nurturing a mindset of a persevering competitor whether it is a racing arena or against the beating wind.
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