ACCESSIBILITY AT DALBY FOREST CYCLE HUB.
Dalby Forest offers a cycling experience like no other. Breath-taking vistas, challenging trails, and a relaxed, peaceful atmosphere. The rush of the wheels and freshness of the air just can’t be beaten. That’s why we want everybody to be able to experience riding here.
Cycling is for everybody, and should be accessible for all.
Dalby Forest Cycle Hub have been working hard to expand the offering here. We’ve established a venue for people with impairments, allowing them to enjoy cycling to the fullest. Our extensive fleet of adapted bikes for disabled visitors mean that cycling is accessible for all. No exceptions.
Bikes are only half the story. In addition to our range of adapted bikes, we also have support staff to ensure you have a great experience out on the trails.
We cater for individuals and carers, and can accommodate larger groups too. Our Directors, Rob Brown and Peter Blood, are champions of accessibility and will be only too willing to discuss how we can meet your needs.
Grade: Green. Suitable for beginners or novice cyclists.
Length: 1.7 miles, with an optional 1.1-mile extension.
The Ellerburn Trail also makes for a lovely ride. A three-mile circular route along a multi-user pathway, it follows Ellerburn Beck with a short detour around Ellerbyrn Pond and Bird Hide, by the entrance to the bat cave – spooky!
It’s a great workout and offers stunning views of the forest.
In partnership with Forestry England, we’ve recently developed the Xplorer trail. Wide, fairly smooth, and well-signposted – it’s easy to follow. Along the route, you can find various points of interest. You don’t need to worry about getting lost with our handy map (free of charge!). Just relax and take in your surroundings.
OUR ADAPTED BIKES
ICE Recumbent Trike with Electric Assist
New to us this year, we’re excited to offer the ICE Adventure HD recumbent trike with electric assist. The extra boost gives riders the power to explore further with ease.
This really is an ICE cool piece of kit.
Recumbent trikes are ideal for riders who prefer a lower centre of gravity, or have balance issues. A larger and more supportive seat and low trike means that if you want to go a bit faster, it provides an exhilarating sensation of speed – a bit like driving a sports car!
A social form of riding, tandem bikes make for a fun riding experience. Riders can chat, laugh, and work together through the forest.
Design elements of the tandem make cycling a breeze. They can be particularly good for visually impaired riders and those who require extra upper body support.
Tandems can have two, three, or even four wheels. We have standard two-wheel tandems, with one rider in front of the other, and also have side-by-side tandems with three or four-wheels, allowing riders to sit beside each other.
With side-by-side tandems, the pedals work independently for each rider – meaning one rider can pick up the slack if the other slows down, or even stops! Arm rests and a harness also make the tandem a comfortable experience.
Hand Crank Trike
Hand-powered cycles are similar to regular trikes, with one important difference - they’re powered by the arms and upper body, rather than the legs! These bikes are ideal for cyclists with limited or no lower body mobility, allowing them to ride independently.
Hand-powered cycles are also a great option for riders looking to improve their upper body strength and make those muscle gains!
Small Child Trike with Support
This tricycle is designed for younger riders who require body support.
It’s constructed from a strong yet lightweight frame, and fitted with an easy to pedal fixed gear. The seat can be adjusted forwards, backwards, and upwards, and handlebars can also be adjusted to ensure the rider is in the optimum position for pedalling. Added supports assist the rider in maintaining a safe and comfortable seating position. It’s child’s play!
Wheelchair Transporter Bike
Our large wheelchair transporter bike does exactly what it says on the tin. Wheelchairs large or small, including electric wheelchairs, can be smoothly loaded onto the large platform at the front of the bike. Strap in, and you’re ready to ride!
Don’t be put off by its large size, the wheelchair transporter is surprisingly easy to manoeuvre. Old Faithful remains a firm favourite with visiting groups, as no-one gets left behind!
Standard Trikes – Large and Small
Love ‘em or hate ‘em, for many people standard trikes are the most comfortable and practical of all cycles. Whether you want to leave the car at home when popping out to the shops, or just want to enjoy a leisurely ride in the countryside, trikes can make cycling a fun experience.
They’re not for the faint-hearted, however - standard trikes require great skill to ride, and may not be suitable for novices. If this is your first trike rodeo, make sure you take one for a test ride before booking.
CONTACT US AT DALBY FOREST CYCLE HUB.
For additional information about bike hire, our models, or to discuss your requirements with a member of our team, contact us today on 01751 460585 or email email@example.com