Disabled Trikers Club.com – Friendship, Fitness & Freedom

THE DISABLED TRIKERS CLUB is a non-profit organisation set up to inform disabled people and Therapists about the benefits of Recumbent Tricycles as aids in health & rehabilitation that have become newly available with the latest developments in cycling technology.
Disabled Trikers are people who use Recumbent Tricycles as a Therapeutic, Rehabilitive or Assistive tool to compensate for loss of normal function due to age, injury or disability.
Our members seek to spread the word about the benefits of tricycles to both the disabled community & Therapist community (Occupational Therapists & Physiotherapists etc)

WE AIM TO DO THIS BY-
-Using the internet as a central repository of relevant information, sharing our trike rehab experiences.
-By organising information sessions & test rides, for groups & individuals so that they can find out if a trike solution may be available for their needs.
-By giving technical & practical advice about trikes before purchase.
-By developing a community to support each other (fundraise/test rides/info sessions/buddy rides)
-To lobby & inform government & organisations to recognise & support our community by ensuring that public regulations, restrictions & guidelines are flexible enough to cater for our assistive technologies.

“I have now ridden more than 42,000 kilometres over the past 6 years. I now use one walking stick and often don’t need this to walk short distances. Have sold the wheelchair! I can again mow our lawns and maintain our garden, have significant movement back in my right ankle, can climb stairs, swelling in my right leg all gone. Lost over 20 kilos, control T2 diabetes thru diet and exercise riding 18 kilometre’s plus every morning. With calcium supplements and exercise thru riding the osteoporosis is now improved to osteopenia and continuing to build bone mass lost thru past treatments for MS
Peter James
62 yrs , disabled due to MS (Multiple Sclerosis) diagnosed in Oct 1995 .Member,DTC
My recumbent trike has made such a difference to my life. After my brain injury, I thought it would be all downhill from there.
When I got out of hospital, I thought I would be like a walking zombie for the rest of my life.
I certainly never thought that I would be able to ditch my walking stick & exercise again, let alone ride to the supermarket & load up with groceries!
My trike has become my gymnasium on wheels, mobility device & car.
Floyd Paulos
52 yrs old,(classified as TPD due to right side ischemic stroke in 2010) Member, DTC