Many amputees want to know how it feels to be able to cycle. Some even want to be professional amputee cyclists. The disability market offers many options for amputee cyclists, but how do you get started? Stumps and Cranks: An Introduction to Amputee Cycling shows you how to get started. It additionally demonstrates how to take those exciting first steps on your way to a higher level of mobility and independence. The contributions in this collection are written by some of the best-known amputee cyclists in the world. They include Margaret Biggs, Rajesh Durbal, Mark Inglis, and Keira Roche. Their achievements are nothing short of remarkable – whether cycling around a velodrome at the Paralympics or around the world raising funds for charity. The experts in this guide offer exceptional advice as do ordinary cyclists alike for arm, leg, combination, and all matters of amputee cycling.
Stumps and Cranks: An Introduction to Amputee Cycling includes tips not only on the vast arrangement of two wheelers, but also tricycles, recumbents, handbikes, tandems, unicycles, electric bikes, and more specialized cycling forms designed for the disability market.
Explore the world of cycling and enjoy an exciting choice of mobility. You will soon be forming your own cycling dreams!
With practical tips, Stumps and Cranks also offers stories, imagery, photographs, and so much more to help you or a loved one firmly connect with cycling as an activity that can be done despite a disability.
About the Author
Sonia Sanghani will tell you quite frankly that she has been a rather boring non-cyclist amputee for over 10 years. As a fairly enthusiastic beginner, she decided she wanted to read a book about amputees who cycle. Sometimes, if you want something you have to go out and get it and that is exactly what she did. A lot of emails, phone calls, and typing later, here is the result: a cycling book for amputees. It is a compilation of cycling experiences from around 50 amputees of all backgrounds at various stages of their cycling ability. Some are absolute beginners and others are Paralympians; all share a deep passion for cycling and can’t wait to share that enjoyment with others. These stories are sourced from all over the globe.