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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.

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

Superhero Tri: see how you can get involved in this mass-participation event

Last year saw the launch of Superhero Tri, the first event in a new mass-participation sports series aimed at including people of all abilities – the Superhero Series. Set up by

Step Change Studios: inclusive dance for all disabled people

No matter what your disability, you should be able to take part in dance classes. It’s a great way to keep fit, meet new people and socialise with old friends. Our

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VIDEO: Tanni Grey-Thompson on changing the world for disabled people

Following on from our launch of the DHorizons Tribe, in our new series, we’ll be interviewing experts, celebrities, and influencers to bring you video interviews, personal insights and more. This week, Paralympic

Superhero Tri Series: interview with Paralympian David Weir

Disability Horizons Co-founder Martyn Sibley interviews Paralympic gold medalist David Weir about the Superhero Series sporting event that took place this summer. On Saturday 19th August I headed to Lake

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Disability and sport: how a little exercise can have a big impact

If you’re disabled, exercise can make a big difference to your life, and help to minimise some of the physical difficulties you experience. That’s why we’ve spoken to Yvonne Jacobs, a

Top 10 Paralympians who inspire us ahead of Rio 2016

Top disability sports: how you can take part Top 10 exercises for disabled people Paralympics: Ellie Simmonds in the spotlight Paralympians inspire many disabled and non-disabled people. We saw the affect

New blade: my ‘catapult’ to a new life

On this day last year, London kicked off the 2012 Paralympic Games. Here, we hear from Adrian Howden, a Paralympic athlete who has found new life after getting a blade.

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