Handcycling is becoming one of the world’s fastest growing disability sports. The speed and adrenalin in this new sport is very addictive and its recent inclusion into the Paralympic program further highlights its popularity.
Riders use specially designed bikes in either a kneeling, seated or recumbent (lying down) position and propel themselves using arm cranks.
Classification (Guide Only)
H1: Quadriplegic (H1.1 and H1.2)
H2: Paraplegic (no trunk)
H3: Paraplegic and Amputee (with trunk function)
H4: Ride in kneeling position (legs tucked under)