‘It’s like riding a bike’. Well for most it is. For years we’ve been through the paces of trying to help G to do exactly that. Due to poor coordination, he’s always found it really difficult to use the pedals to make the bike move. God knows how much we’ve tried, resulting in mostly back issues (for those helping) bending down constantly by using hands to encourage him to use his feet to keep the pedal work going. Today, we made our first trip to Highland Cycle Ability Centre. Thanks to the tandem bikes, a brilliant team and a couple of times round the track later, G managed to use the pedals independently. A massive achievement and just so proud of our boy. Plus, we were all there to see it. #emotionalhigh It’s also fair to say E (sister) had a lot of fun too!!
Today, after years of perseverance and a few recent sessions at Highland Cycle Ability Centre , G managed to ride his own bike, at home, all on his own, and that’s a pretty awesome achievement right there. Go G!
Father, Aug 2018
Fantastic afternoon spent at Highland Cycle Ability. Went as a family of 5 for my birthday and around the track we went 5 times swapping seats/bikes each lap .... great fun. Thank you so much, definitely be back!
DM, Aug 2018
Thank you so much for bringing your bikes up to Golspie on Tuesday. The enjoyment by all our members was great to see as they rode round the track. Be prepared as the main comment at the end was “when can we come back again”
Enable Scotland (Caithness Branch), Aug 2018
Just wanted to say a massive thank you to you both for your time, care & support on Tuesday at our first visit. It was amazing to be able to cycle together as a family after all these years!! And to see C so chuffed with himself was just priceless!! We will definitely be back, but in the meantime do hope you both keep well & keep pedalling!! All the very best!!
SM, Sep 2018
Just sharing the great feedback we received regarding your workshop:
27 = positive faces 0 = neutral faces 0 = negative faces
Comments: Good fun and exercise, Good to see what's available, Good, informative instructors, very supportive and reassuring, Something to suit lots of different people, Great fun, the guys are great, Thought I was Bradley Wiggins – excellent, Gives me access to biking, Great to try out the variety of bikes / options, KMX great - Loved it, Had a great time, my husband always wants to get me on a bike, Brilliant!, Friendly, knowledgable staff - good selection of bikes to suit everyone. Thank you, Great! Lots of different biking options, Excellent. Brill, Excellent, really enjoyed the experience. Good fun in a safe environment, Superb, Excellent, helped with confidence about going on a bike, Great fun and idea, Fantastic, very enjoyable, Loved it, great to see my wife cycling!, Really good fun! Thank you, That's got me back into cycling. Thank you, Good fun way to get fresh air and exercise, Fab, brill, 1st bike ride in 40 years, Great fun
Parkinsons UK, Sep 2018
I just wanted to drop you an email to say thank you for the wonderful hospitality at our BoB/BoS Highland Family Fun Day last month. Everyone had such a great day and the highlight was once again the time spent on the bikes around the track – and to top it off we even had some fantastic weather this time! It is always such a pleasure coming up to the centre and, as we mentioned on the day, I would love to book another couple of dates with you for next year but concentrating more on a day with the bikes rather than a family fun day.
Help4Heroes, Sep 2018
I took my two boys here today to learn to ride their bikes in a safe environment. Really helpful, friendly and accommodating staff. A great track, great facilities and a stunning location. A hidden gem in our midst!
AA, Oct 2018
Hope you had a good visit to Ellon? Those involved really enjoyed themselves so sincere thanks for that.
GM, Oct 2018
Thank you to Gareth Jenkins from Highland Cycle Ability Centre for the guided tour of the fantastic facilities they have out at Cantray. We are really pleased to announce that plans are well under way for an exciting new project in partnership with the centre for Moray schools in 2019, details of which will come out early in the year.
Forres Active Schools, Dec 2018