Hiking! It’s one of the most common prepper pastimes. But you might not know that it isn’t just an able-bodied hobby. It’s becoming an increasingly popular activity for those with disabilities.
Experience Community, a local community interest company, is hoping to get volunteers to help encourage more disabled bike riders to try out the trails for themselves.
A non-profit organization is hoping able-bodied mountain bikers will help it with an exciting project to help more disabled riders head out to enjoy nature trails. Craig Grimes, director of Experience Community, had this to say.
“Thanks to funding from Natural England and Yorkshire Water we’re developing a project to explore and film off-road cycling circuits and provide this visual information alongside useful details about the terrain, gradients, gates and other obstacles, and distance, to help disabled people get a real feel for the land and the routes.
Ideally, we’d like to provide a color-graded categorization for routes such as blue, red, black, in the same way, mountain biking trail centers grade their runs.”
Grimes is giving a call-to-arms to anyone willing to help. People can offer their time to ride alongside a disabled rider while filming the route. more details about the program can be found on their website.