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One third of disabled people in UK cities would like to start cycling

New report highlights disabled people in urban areas are neglected when it comes to cycling, despite the desire to. Better representation in transport planning, dedicated space for cycling, and access to adapted cycles are key to inclusive cycling.

Para-athletics: from becoming a para-athlete to facing its challenges

Para-athlete Victoria Baskett, who has a clubfoot, never expected to get into para-athletics. In fact, she didn’t see herself as having a disability. She now wants to change para-athletics for other disabled people.

Accessible adventures – no matter what your disability

Thought you couldn’t take part in adventure sports, such as climbing or rally driving, because of your disability? Think again. Find out all the different ways in which you can access adventure – no matter what your disability.

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The world’s first Paralympic Heritage Centre is now open

Discover the history of the Paralympics at the new Paralympic Heritage Centre, open in Stoke Mandaville, the birthplace of the Paralympic movement. The exhibition is completely accessible to all.

5 ways to get fit and stay healthy if you’re disabled

Exercise has a lot of benefits, particularly if you’re disabled. But fitness goals can be hard to keep. Follow these 5 ways to get fit and stay healthy if you’re disabled, including exercises for disabled people.

Team BRIT and Nicolas Hamilton launch the UK’s first racing academy for disabled drivers

Team BRIT has launched the UK’s first racing academy for disabled drivers at a special event at Dunsfold racetrack in Surrey, supported by Nicolas Hamilton. Our writer, Emma Purcell, attended

Why we’ve launched Access All Areas

Last month we launched Access All Areas, a subscription service that enables us to give you more in-depth and detailed advice and support to really help you achieve what you

How cycling helped Nick rediscover who he was after a stroke

A stroke changes someone’s life. That is certainly true for Nick Cole, a former senior ICT Project Manager. A stroke had given him, in his words, a ‘scrambled egg’ brain.

How a visually impaired boxer with muscle weakness is knocking down barriers

Sannah Hussain isn’t your ‘typical’ boxer. She’s female, Muslim, visually impaired and has muscle weakness. But that’s exactly why she’s passionate about making the sport more accessible. Writer Raya AlJadir

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10 most popular articles on Disability Horizons from 2018

As 2018 comes to an end, we’ve delved into our archives to find out which were the 10 most popular articles last year. From an interview with BBC’s disabled weather