Category Archives: Disability

NUFFIELD HEALTH AND THE AFFECT BEING A MEMBER IS HAVING ON MY FITNESS AND WELLBEING

Sports and fitness are so important to an individual’s health and happiness. I have reviewed my fitness routine recently and discovered how inspired and motivated I suddenly am. Nothing seems to inspire and motivate me as much as sports and

WHEN IT COMES TO BEING SEEN ON THE BIKE AT NIGHT, THE PROVIZ 360 JACKET TICKS MOST BOXES

First Impressions When I opened the packaging of the new ProViz reflective jacket it immediately looked like a top quality product. The material felt soft and malleable, yet looked great as well. The zips looked, and are, waterproof and have

LOVE BOOTS? THE NEW SCARPA SL ACTIVE ARE A FIRST CHOICE FOR ALL YOUR OUTDOORS WALKS THROUGHOUT THE SEASONS

Overview For disabled people, or anybody doing a lot of outdoors walking, having the right footwear is absolutely crucial. As a child I remember being dragged round shoe shops to get ‘proper’ shoes and oh how I used to resent

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