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What is Handcycling?

Handcycling involves cycling using the arms opposed to the legs.

Handcycling was developed in the 1980s by people working to create alternate types of human-powered vehicles. The use of arms to travel opposed to legs makes it ideal for people who have no or limited use of their legs, people who have poor balance, or anyone that just wants to try a different sport.

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  • Handcycling is cycling. Wheelchair racing is adaptive running. They cannot be included in the same division because handcycles have inherent advantages in speed and gearing

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