Meet Our riders

Andy

ICE  Adventure E-Assist

One of our adaptive team members who is not afraid to push his kit to the limit. E-Assist powers Andy’s ICE Adventure trike over local rough Pennine terrain and steep inclines.The smile on Andy’s face says it all.

Alex

ICE Adventure E-Assist

Alex came to one of our invitation track days in Sheffield and was blown away by the speed and power the ICE Adventure provided. Alex is going to make an excellent CP Sport adaptive ambassador.

Geoff

ICE Sprint 26″

An amazing man cycling the Wild Atlantic Way in Southern Ireland some 1700 miles in 8 weeks, able-bodied simply preferred the comfort of a recumbent for such a long and demanding self supported tour.

Carol

ICE Adventure Guide

Carol is one of our adaptive guides with a wealth of knowledge for routes across the North. Based in Cumbria Carol is always looking for partners to try out new routes. A valued friend and member of the adapt-e Lake District ICE trike team.

Damian

ICE Adventure NeoDrive

A fellow Hip Disarticulation Amputee former trustee at the Amputation Foundation in St Helens, currently trustee at Bone Cancer Research Trust and recent ICE Trike convert,Damian has given new meaning to the word “Hoooning” down hills, always a pleasure to be in his company.

kevin

ICE Adventure HD E-Assist


A cyclist all his life until a damaging RTA meant 4 years of Recovery & Rehabilitation which is still ongoing, a day out in Sutton Park proved to Kevin there is light at the end of the tunnel and he can cycle and regain his independence.

matt

Countryfile Live

Great to meet the Countryfile Team and Matt Baker at the 2019 Countryfile Live last year, Matt took a short test ride on the ICE FullFat E-Assist, who knows he might even trade in his Rickshaw.

 

pete

Adaptive Chief Guide

Pete has recently taken delivery of an ICE Adventure with E-Assist which has turned him into a Mountain Goat powering up Lakeland Passes with ease.

tiggi

Adapt-e Mascot


Tiggi has a passion for running along-side ICE Recumbent Trikes but runs out of steam at the 12 mile mark, then enjoys lording it in her chariot for the rest of the trip.

lovelle

ICE Adventure E-Assist

Lovelle a fellow Amputee came to our very first Amputee Track Day at Hadley Stadium organised with Birmingham NHS Community Trust. A great day that proved to the many that attended that theres a lot to look forward to post amputation.

eoin

Sprint X

Eoin represents Adapt-e in Northern Ireland and blasts around on the super quick ICE Sprint X, Balance was an issue on a normal bike which a recumbent overcomes, Eoin is now more than able to give his race mad dad a real run for his money.

kieran

VTX Race Ready

A Military Veteran Kieran rides a Standard ICE VXT with a special pedal adaptation, here pictured at the Invictus Games Trials in Sheffield 2019. A super competitor with a wicked sense of humour.

paul

Adapt-e Founder

Pictured here in the Outer Hebrides teaching the team dog how to sit, its amazing the power of a ham sandwich. ICE Adventure with NeoDrive. Harris is a place you have got to visit on a trike, its spectacular!

Maria Leijerstam

Adventure Professional

Maria has written a book about her adventure to the South Pole on the original prototype of what is now the ICE FullFat. Rough Trails, sand, snow, and mud: if you can pedal, it’ll take you there.

harrogate Tester

Sprint X Tour E-Assist

We manage to persuade this lovely lady to take a Sprint X tour around the Cycling Expo Demonstration Track this last September reluctant at first but just a couple of laps and she was hooked.

cat

NHS Professional

Cat helped organised a patient group from Selly Oak Rehabilitation NHS Community Trust on a day of discovery, amputees were joined by Headway Brain Injury members a Stroke survivor and a number of support professionals all keen to push the equipment to its limits.

harrogate Tester

Stroke Survivor

Harrogate Cycle Expo was very well supported by a number of members of the local and regional Stroke Association members who wanted to find out if the kit with electric assist was all it claimed to be. Again the smiles on all the faces said it all.

lin

Adapt-e Ambassador


Lin is our East Midlands adapt-e ambassador and can be found checking out trike trails in and around Rutland and Rutland Water. A larger than life character who has an infectious enthusiasm for ICE recumbent trikes.

what a

difference

a day makes

“When someone tells you that you will never be able to do something you love ever again the damage to your mental wellbeing hurts more than any physical injury you may have suffered.”

“I went cycling yesterday for the first time since my amputation 33yrs ago. When i was a kid I lived on my Grifter bike. Cycling Through local woods and loving it.

Thanks to Adapt-e, I rode an electric assist recumbent tricycle through and around Delamere forest. It was a beautiful, hot day but did about 15 miles going to places I’d never would have been able to go.

I use a prosthetic but its not pleasurable walking if I’m honest. Hooning down hills in the forest up to 30 mph.It felt like being a kid again with the wind rushing by as we hurtled down dirt tracks.

All my friends go out mountain biking, I don’t get asked to go, what yesterday taught me is that I can still do things like this and enjoy it.

Despite my different ability I can still do things that make me feel good and enjoy days out cycling through forests and getting off the beaten track.

You can do things, no matter what. It takes a bit of fettling but you can still do things you used to enjoy. It was a beautiful, brilliant day.”

Damian Harper – Trustee at Bone Cancer Research Trust.

physical and mental wellbeing

adapt-e is a disability led company which truly understands the challenges facing those with an adaptive sporting need, those wanting to do more and go further. 


 

Disability is as much a state of mind as it is a physical impairment. 
Our aim is simple, to get you doing things you thought you would never attempt or do again to put a big smile back on your face and the faces of those around you.

 

adapt-e work with medical professional bodies and charitable support organisations promoting adaptive sport through demonstration days and guided adventure rides. 
We collaborate with other sporting charities, to promote the benefits of adaptive cycling, skiing, water-sports and adaptive sport in general.

Brain Injury

We work with Headway members who have mis-behaving body parts which we sort out with adaptive controls to suit individual need.

 

Stroke Survivor

We work with Stroke Survivors in much the same way we work with Headway, adaptive controls to get you back out on the road.

Amputation

Even double amputees can enjoy the physical and mental wellbeing benefits of adaptive recumbent cycling. Electric Assist makes up for missing or weak body parts.

 

Fatigue

Either caused by your condition or medication E-Assist is a game-changer and allows you to compete with your able-bodied friends.

 

Balance Issues

No Balance – No problem unlike a two wheeled bike which stresses your body, a recumbent relaxes your body – no balance required.

MS

It’s a well documented fact that sports participation can slow down the effects of MS, significantly improving both physical and mental wellbeing.

 

Parkinson’s

It’s a well documented fact similar to MS that sports participation can slow down the effects of Parkinson’s,* (2009 Parkinson’s Outcomes Project) significantly improving both physical and mental wellbeing.

 

Arthritis

Recumbent trikes are ideal for Arthritis sufferers improving Stretch & Strength as there is little or no pressure on back and shoulder joints, electronic gear-shifting deals with painful hand joints.

 

Spinal Injury

Recumbent trikes because of the comfortable seating position are ideal for Spinal Injury sufferers as there is little or no pressure on back and shoulder joints.