A racing wheelchair is specially designed for competing on the track and road. Much longer than a day chair or sports chair, they are made using lightweight materials.
Bury has a new opportunity for individuals with physical disabilities that can self propel or individuals with physical disabilities including spinal injury, spinia bifida, cerebral palsy, amputee, muscular dystrophy to try out the sport.
Bury Athletics Club are a friendly club whereby you will meet new people and feel part of a community. The club have invested in two new racing wheelchairs; suitable for young people and adults they are available in two different seat widths (14″ (L) and 16″ (XL) plus they can also be easily adjusted to suit both seated and kneeling users. The story of how it all began can be found at https://buryac.co.uk/latest-news/instinct-resourcing-support-bury-ac/
The club has a nice, large, open space with a 650m cinder track and a 400m synthetic track plus a grassed areas and an outdoor exercise station suitable for wheelchair users. The clubhouse is also accessible and includes changing rooms with an accessible wc.
The club accommodates both individual and group hire, whereby enquiries or bookings can be made through ‘Contact Us’ and ‘Hire our Facilities’ via www.buryac.co.uk; with club volunteers happy to chat more about how you can get involved and try a racing wheelchair.
Competitions range from 100m through to 10,000m on the track and from 1 mile to the marathon (and beyond) on the road. Wheelchair racing is also an element of paratriathlon alongside swimming and handcycling.
The club are always on the look-out for new members too with options for children, young people/students and adults as well as social/non-competitive users. Further Club membership information can be found through ‘Join Us’ via www.buryac.co.uk