Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council working with local partners to enable older adults and people with a physical disability to cycle in the County.
From Monday 21 Jun booking of Trishaws or inclusive bikes available via a dedicated portal atwww.thebikehub.ie
Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council is delighted to announce the launch of a new free inclusive bike rental scheme that will provide all abilities and ages the opportunity to, initially, take part in cycling along the Coastal Mobility Route (CMR) in Dún Laoghaire, and will extend to other accessible and suitable routes across the county, in due course. Following a collaboration with DLR Sports Partnership, The Bike Hub and Cycling Without Age, older adults and people with a disability can now book a range of inclusive bikes to cycle along this accessible route.
Sport Ireland today released the Local Sports Partnership Annual Report 2020, which highlights the work of Sport Ireland’s network of 29 Local Sports Partnerships (LSPs) and the impact they have on participation levels by engaging key target populations across Ireland.
Despite the Covid-19 pandemic, Sport Ireland and the LSPs continued to provide national and local initiatives to ensure that everyone in society has the opportunity to share in the enjoyment as well as the mental and physical health benefits of sport and physical activity. The Report shows that 340,674 people participated in 1,132 locally delivered participation initiatives in 2020 and 3,646 Clubs/Groups were provided with funding supports by LSPs.
Wheelchair user Ability Swing installed in Cabinteely Park for children with a physical disability.
Dún Laoghaire Rathdown Sports Partnership and Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County Council are delighted to launch their new piece of inclusive playground equipment - the Ability Swing. Located at Cabinteely Park playground, it is suitable for children with a physical disability that use a wheelchair. This new equipment is part of the Sports Inclusion Disability Programme in the County, which is an initiative that works to increase the participation of all abilities in sport and physical activity.
A visit to any local park instantly conveys the pure joy felt when swinging – you can hear children shrieking with delight as they swing higher and higher way before you see them. The wheelchair platform and swing frame enables wheelchair users to experience both the joy and the physical benefits of swinging. This sturdily constructed swing frame and wheelchair platform ensures children with limited mobility are not excluded from enjoying all aspects of swinging.
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