Experience Community CIC

Experience Community CIC

Experience Community offer the inclusive rider an opportunity to push boundaries with adventurous experiences in wheelchairs. Rambles are aimed at wheelchair users and people suffering lower limb difficulties.

About the centre 

Experience Community is a CTC affiliated site. They are a community interest company (CIC) and not-for-profit organisation. Some of their work has been funded by Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority's Sustainable Development Fund. 

The centre organises rambles at various destinations across Yorkshire, Cumbria and Durham, and they are constantly developing their programme. Rambles are graded at different levels and include taster sessions for new members to try, rambles on level surfaces as well as some walks on challenging terrain. Rambles start at about 1 mile in length and besides the dates and destinations listed above, other visited locations include Standedge Tunnel to Marsden, Hudson Way Rail Trail, Aysgarth Falls, and Malham Tarn. The centre aims to include historical places of interest too and so far visits have included Abbey House Museum, and Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre and Trail, a centre dedicated to the last battle between Henry Tudor and Richard III.  

An Information Service

Experience Community focus on providing an information service for people with disabilities and who are wheelchair reliant. They provide written information, documented films, guidance and maps about walks, rambles and other leisure activities to do in Yorkshire, its wider surrounding areas and counties. The importance of this is so every individual can set their own goals and decide which activities they would like to take part in. Please visit the Experience Community Website to view the information they provide.   

Mountain Trikes on BBc1s Country File

On the 26th April 2015, the centre took part in an episode of BBC1s Country File featuring the innovative Mountain Trikes. Described as game changers for wheelchair users, mountain trikes enable access to countryside and the great outdoors, and are the very recent invention of Tim Morgan.

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Activities available at the centre 
  • Rambles typically follow routes alongside canals, around waterways and on pathways in public parks and spaces. 
  • They challenge wheelchair users on a variety of surfaces, both natural and manmade.
  • Paths can be smooth and level, yet they can incorporate some rough, wet, uneven or sloping terrain.     
  • Some rambles push boundaries for the inclusive rider and can be rewarding.
  • Riders may need some assistance crossing some surfaces or passing through gateways. 
  • Rambles are suitable for normal wheelchairs with or without power assistance, or mountain trikes.
  • Participants are advised to bring refreshments and lunch, dress suitably and come prepared for changes to weather conditions.
  • Booking is essential.
  • Rambles take place all year and in most weathers. 
  • Detailed information on each destination is available on the Experience Community Website and includes practical advise, maps and films of what each ramble is like. 

 

 

Want to know more about who inclusive cycle centres cater for? Check out CTCs What is inclusive cycling? or contact us (see contact details above).

Facility details 

Detailed information on facilities, like parking and refreshments, is available on the Experience Community Website under each destination.

Cost 

Rambles start at £5.00

Volunteer opportunities 

Want to help? There are various ways in which you could volunteer.

Administration (such as on the committee, as a development co-ordinator, or to recruit volunteers)   
Sessional Support
Marketing
Fundraising
Additional Events Support
Cycle Maintenance  
Other opportunities (please specify)

Locations 

Meeting points at different locations, please contact Craig Grimes for details  
 

Opening times 

Open: All year

Start time: 11am
 

Contact details

Craig Grimes
079 58 591 841

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