Experience Community CIC, Huddersfield

Experience Community CIC, Huddersfield

Experience Community CIC offer the inclusive rider an opportunity to push boundaries with adventurous experiences in adapted off-road equipment. Rambles and bike rides are aimed at wheelchair users and people with mobility difficulties.

About the centre 

Experience Community is a CTC affiliated site.

We are a not-for-profit Community Interest Company that helps disabled people and the wider community access the countryside through short taster sessions, longer rambles/rides and residential breaks using specialist equipment such as Mountain Trikes - all terrain wheelchairs - and various different Mountain Bike hand cycles/adapted cycles such as Wolturnus, Sport On, KMX Karts.

We run regular taster and training sessions so that people can build up their skills, strength and confidence with the equipment and they can then come out on longer rambles/rides with us. Over recent years we have run Mountain Trike rambles and Adapted Cycle rides in the Peak District, the Pennine Hills, National Trust & RSPB sites and the Yorkshire Dales in addition to organising residential trips to Kielder Forest in Northumberland, Gisburn Forest in the Forest of Bowland AONB, the Yorkshire Dales and the Peak District. 

We campaign regionally and nationally for improved access to the countryside for people with disabilities, helping to inform policy at a strategic level. We are currently working in partnership with the RSPB, Yorkshire Dales National Park, The National Trust, English Heritage, The Woodland Trust and Yorkshire Water working with staff to improve access at destination sites.

An Information Service

Experience Community CIC 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 or look at their Facebook page for current events and activities.   

Activities available at the centre 
  • Rambles and rides typically follow routes alongside canals, around waterways and on pathways through woodland, moorland and open spaces.
  • Activities challenge wheelchair users on a variety of surfaces, both natural and manmade.
  • Paths often incorporate some rough, wet, uneven or sloping terrain.     
  • Some activities push boundaries for the inclusive rider and can be rewarding.
  • Riders may need some assistance crossing some surfaces or passing through gateways - volunteers are always available to help. 
  • Participants are advised to bring refreshments and lunch, dress suitably and come prepared for changes to weather conditions.
  • Booking is essential.
  • Activities are available all year round and in most weathers. 
  •  Detailed information is available on the Experience Community CIC website about various different sites visited and includes practical advice, maps and films of what each place is like. 
Centre activities 
Inclusive Cycling
Centre facilities 
Refreshments
Toilets
Parking
Facility details 

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

All events start from places that have toilet facilities and most of the time cafe facilities as well

Cost 

Hire of equipment is usually listed on Eventbrite for each event

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 Experience Community CIC for details - info@experiencecommunity.co.uk

All events and locations are listed on Eventbrite 
 

Opening times 

Open: All year

Start time: All our events start at 11am
 

Contact details

Craig Grimes
07958 591841

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