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Lothian Leopards Disability Athletics Club - Race Running 'Launch Day'

Lothian Leopards Disability Athletics Club - Race Running 'Launch Day'

Lothian Leopards Disability Athletics Club (LLDAC) were delighted to host the 'launch day' for their new running bikes on Saturday 20th June at club's home, Meadowmill.

LLDAC Head Coach Jean Dobson has worked closely with Lothian Disability Sport over the past 12 months and were lucky enough to secure funding from the Bank of Scotland Community fund, enabling the club to purchase two running bikes and provide another opportunity for young people with a disability in the Lothian region.  In addition, Enjoy Leisure have also supported the club's vision and also purchased two running bikes which will also be used by members during club sessions.  The bikes will be the first across the East region of Scotland and proves to be a extremely significant development.

The race running bike is a three wheeled cycle with no pedals which supports riders as they walk/run.  They are designed for those with a disability that affect mobility, balance and co-ordination, such as cerebral palsy.  The lightweight frame and low rolling resistance, little effort is required to propel the bike.

The 'launch day' was supported by Enjoy Leisure, Lothian Disability Sport and East Lothian's Athletics Development Officer, Jamie Bowie.  The day was also lucky to have coaches from the ACE Race Running Club in South Ayrshire attend - Peter and Margaret Drysdale using their considerable experience to provide some valuable input and information for coaches and athletes alike.  In total, the day attracted 13 young people along - some who had experience of running bikes and some individuals trying the sport for the first time.  We hope that these athletes will engage on a regular basis and strengthen the club and race running in the East as a whole.

If you would like further information on this opportunity, please contact Neal Herbert on 0131 475 2364 or email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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Crags All Ability Bike Event

Crags All Ability Bike Event

Friday 19 June 2015

10:00 - 15.00

Venue: Crags Sports Centre/Skelf, 10 Bowmont Place, EH8 9RY

This is a great opportunity to find a bike or trike that works for you, whatever your ability. This year we're welcoming adapted cycling specialists Get Cycling CiC from York. They'll be bringing a range of machines including tandems, trikes, a quadricycle, a handcycle and a wheelchair transporter.

Add to this Get Cycling's friendly and knowledgeable staff and we reckon you won't find a better chance to find out just what is possible under your own power or with assistance. This range will be complemented with a couple of recumbent trikes from Laid Back Bikes. Look in and enjoy a day of cycling diversity. Snacks from Donald – well known for his catering at Southside Community Centre.

For more information see the attached flyer.

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West Lothian All Ability Cycling Sessions

West Lothian All Ability Cycling Sessions

All Ability Cycling sessions using adaptive bikes will be starting again on the evening of Monday 20th April next to Broxburn United Football Stadium, West Lothian, EH52 5BP.  Sessions will begin at 4.30pm and 5.30pm and run for an hour.

Booking for your first session is essential through Lothian Disability Sport, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

We are also looking for volunteers to allow us to offer additional sessions. If you would be interested in attending Cycle Ride Leader training on 21st April, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for further information.

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