PARA CYCLING FOR JUNIORS
DISABILITIES CATERED FOR BY SPORT:
All physical Disabilities, if the athlete can operate a cycle, a handcycle, tricycle or bicycle, he/she can be classified.
HOW DOES THE SPORT WORK:
SASAPD caters for age groups U15 to U21. In these age groups we have 4 major cycle disciplines. The first is normal Bicycles which is the “C” class and this class is divided into 5 sub-groups from C1 to C5 where the C5 cyclist is the most able.
The “H” class is for handcycles which comes in two major categories, seated and reclining. There is 4 classification groups H1 to H4. These cyclists are usually athletes with paralysis of the lower limbs or above knee amputees. H1 will be the lease able rider in this class.
The “T” class is divided into two groups. This class caters for athletes with balance impairments usually CP athletes. T2 is for cyclist with lower limb impairments like Diplegia. T1 is for athletes with arm and leg impairments. They cycle on a Three Wheel Cycle or Tri Cycle which must conform to the UCI regulations.
The last class carries a “B” classification for the visually impaired. These cyclists make use of a Tandem for competition where they are guided by a pilot cyclist who is an able bodied athlete. “C” and “B” classes are catered for in Track cycling.
Cycling made it’s Paralympic debut at the 1984 Games. There are a total of 34 gold medals up for grabs in the road event alone at the next Paralympic Games. South Africa has sent a cycling team to the last 4 Paralympic games.
There are a total of 34 gold medals up for grabs in the road event alone
CONTACT PERSON IN SOUTH AFRICA IF YOU ARE INTERESTED:
Rudi Kuhn firstname.lastname@example.org