Julie Hooper is a recently-retired physiotherapist with specialist knowledge of Parkinson’s, who has trained as a volunteer with the Edinburgh ABC (All-ability Bike Centre) at the City of Edinburgh’s Bangholm Outdoor Education Centre. At our recent AGM Julie gave us a short talk about the many benefits of cycling for people with Parkinson’s. Inspired by Julie’s talk and the testimony to the benefits of cycling put forward by our own Branch Member, Lindsay McDermid, at the Parkinson’s: Let’s Get Moving event last May, the Branch is running a pilot programme.
There will be places for up to 6 PwP’s plus carers, for 12 weeks, beginning on Tuesday 18th April, 2017, from 11am to 12 noon. Sessions will be at the ABC with its large and safe off-road cycling area, and good access to the well-paved cycle paths network. ABC has an impressive assortment of specialised bikes, trikes and pedal machines that adapt to a very wide range of physical abilities and which participants can use at no cost. Julie will be the facilitator with other volunteers available to help. The Pilot is free but you are asked to complete a short evaluation form. To book into the Pilot Programme, or to find out more, please contact
David Glover from ABC, email@example.com and copy Julie,
firstname.lastname@example.org. David can also be contacted by ‘phone on
You can download the flyer here:Cycling Pilot Flyer