Too often people with cognitive or developmental disabilities have been unable to ride a bike or have been told by doctors and other health care providers that they will never be able to ride a bike. With the proper bike and a proven method to learn, this is changing!
For several years now, parents of children with special needs on the NDIS have been approaching Xchange Sports Australia and letting us know how life-changing our range of balance bikes has been for their children. Xchange Sports Australia's range of balance bikes is providing a means for inclusive social interaction and play. Suddenly, a child that had previously been sitting on the porch while the other children in the neighbourhood rode their bikes is now riding right alongside their peers, grinning ear to ear.
Kids and adults of all abilities can experience riding a bike with special needs bicycles. Adaptive bikes and adaptive tricycles are specifically designed for people with physical and developmental disabilities. They offer an enhanced sense of freedom and mobility to those with Autism, Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, and more. These vehicles strengthen coordination, balance, and other skills in an accessible way.
There are Bike options for all ages, from toddlers to adults. If traditional pedaling is difficult, you can get a tricycle with synchronized hand/foot pedaling as an alternative. Training wheels add stability to a bicycle, while helmets and head support provide safety and comfort. With the right assistive products, anyone can benefit from the fun and exercise of a relaxing bike ride!
Our range of Lightweight Balance Bikes is also proving to be FUN tools for Physio Therapists and teachers alike! What used to be boring exercise has turned into a game of riding a bike! Several PhysioTherapists have told us they are skipping the special needs equipment and are using Kidvelo Balance Bikes as a reward. Children aren't even aware they are still performing an important range of motion, flexibility, strengthening, endurance, balance, and many other body mechanic skills by simply riding a balance bike!
At Xchange Sports Australia, we want everyone to have an opportunity to experience life on two wheels. With three balance bike sizes in our range ensures we have the bike to fit people of all ages, sizes, and abilities.
At Xchange Sports Australia our range of balance bikes are the perfect balance of safety, performance and FUN, without the weight and complications of pedals. The use of a balance bike promotes a natural, safe method to learn to balance and ride and bicycle.