Wednesday, May 10th 2017 at 10:50AM BST
British Cycling has announced that its ninth HSBC UK disability hub site will open later this month at the newly-built Brownlee Centre and Cycle Circuit at the University of Leeds.
The facility, which was part-funded by British Cycling, was officially opened last month and has state-of-art training facilities, including a 1.6km cycle circuit – one of the longest in the country.
HSBC UK disability hubs provide dedicated para-cycling coaching sessions for riders who want to keep fit, have fun and improve their performance. The sessions – led by British Cycling Go-Ride coaches and supported by local volunteers – help riders to achieve a variety of goals; whether this is to get into a new sport, improve fitness and confidence on a bike, rehabilitation from injury or to train for a competition.
These monthly sessions will begin at the Brownlee Centre on Sunday, May 21st between 10am and 12pm.
Dame Sarah Storey welcomed the announcement, saying: “Disability hubs provide a fantastic opportunity for people with all different types of impairments to get into cycling. Cycling should be accessible to everyone, and these disability hubs are making a huge difference.”