Category Archives: Disability

DISABILITY AWARENESS: A REVIEW OF NUFFIELD SPORTS FACILITY IN EDINBURGH

Health and Fitness I thought I would review a sports facility I use in Edinburgh  to look at Disability Awareness. For many years people have thought about Disability Awareness as fitting ramps and accessible toilets. However, Disability Awareness is much

JUST GET YOUR SHOES ON, THE JOYS OF CYCLING IN WINTER

A long time ago, around this time of year, I remember chatting to a friend over coffee about our cycling and saying how difficult it was to get out in the winter. The days were grey and overcast, leaves on

EDINBURGH BICYCLE CO-OPERATIVE, AN EXAMPLE OF GREAT DISABILITY AWARENESS

I wanted to start my reviews on a positive note because I think it is very important to show appreciation to organisations especially when it’s absolutely deserved. It is so easy to grumble, criticise and highlight where people fall short,

DISABLED PEOPLE IN EAST LOTHIAN PUSHING THE BOUNDARIES OF SPORT

For a group of disabled people in East Lothain, any form or disability or impairment presents no barrier to enjoying outdoor activity and sport. Beyond Boundaries East Lothian, or BBEL, provides disabled people with the opportunity to experience and participate in outdoor sports

THE JOY OF THE MOUNTAINS

By far the best part of my cycling adventure was cycling over the mountains of Harris. Here is a short videos to try and show what is was like.  

Spreading The Word That Cycling Is For All Abilities.

I have been lucky enough to get another guest blog post published,  this time on the Edinburgh Bicycle Co-op website. I have written a summary of my trip to the Hebridies and a little background about how I got into

Arrival on Harris and the Joy of the rain

By the time I stopped and it had dawned on me that I had probably gone too far and didn’t really know where I was, I was soaked to the skin and really starting to get cold. The rain had

Bad weather on Uist

We had a comfortable night in Mrs McPhee’s house and really good breakfast to start the day. That was the first time for many years I had stayed in a B&B and it’s a strange experience. I found it odd

The first day on my Cycling adventure Barra to South Uist

We had a comfortable enough sleep in the Dunard hostel that night although I was so shattered after the journey to get there I would have slept anywhere. The beds were a bit rickety and the mattress really soft so