Team Hybrid join Roy's Wheelchair Challenge
Today, the RSPB's Roy Taylor set off on his latest challenge raising funds to make the countryside more accessible for disabled people.
Tackling 66 miles over 4 days this latest venture follows the north-south link of the Trans-Pennine Trail from Chesterfield to Leeds via Sheffield, Barnsley and Wakelfield and presents a new challenge for Roy and wife Anna as their 8 month old son Roy Junior is completing the whole route in a specially designed buggy attached to Roy's wheelchair.
Also joining Roy amongst others were friend Chris in his wheelchair, Gillian from Accessible Derbyshire and friend Janet both on specially adapted bikes kindly provided for the day by Team Hybrid whose General Manager Rob Shaw also joined the ride. Amongst those walking with the group were Gillian's sister Wendy Westlake with Accessible Derbyshire Dog Cocoa.
Team Hybrid produce a unique range of handcycles that are designed to be used with rigid frame wheelchairs by means of a simple and unique lightweight docking system meaning that the freedom of cycling is available to all. They also offer manual and powered wheelchair attachments so everyone can go out, cycle, get fit and have fun. Visit teamhybrid.co.uk to find out more!
Gillian and Janet set off for the journey to Sheffield on the Team Hybrid Viper and Cougar models as pictured.
There to wave off the group were Accessible Derbyshire Co-Founder Jane Carver along with a film-crew from BBC Television who provided coverage of the riders' departure!
Well done to Roy and all his fellow adventurers - especially Roy Junior - and a big 'thank you' to Team Hybrid for kindly loaning us their fabulous accessible bikes for the day.
Funds raised from the ride will be put towards an accessible wildlife hide on the RSPB Reserve at Old Moor in the Dearne Valley.
This year we are going to raise money towards a new, fully accessible hide and associated wildlife viewing experience at RSPB Old Moor. You all gave so generously last year that I am not asking you to donate again (unless of course you are desperate to do so!), rather we are working with the RSPB and Chris’s company Mybility, to raise money through social media and other publicity. What you could do is promote the challenge on your facebook and twitter accounts and encourage others to give via the following fund raising page.