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All Ability Cycling

'All Ability Cycling' is just another way of saying 'Anyone Cycling'. Explore this website and you will see that, regardless of your ability, you CAN cycle!

We offer support for come and try events nationally; for new initiatives; looking to improve inclusive cycling facilities locally, or for existing initiatives looking to add to, or update their fleet of cycles..

We also provide assessments of specialist cycles for individuals at our base in Shropshire. We have an extensive range of Hase cycles in Shropshire and we offer trial rides at the Quarry in Shrewsbury or on our local trails (booking is essential).


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What can Quest 88 do for you?

  • We assess and supply specialist cycles and tricycles for children of all abilities throughout the UK and Ireland.

  • We provide assessments and try-outs of adult cycles and specialist cycles such as Draisin and Hase at our Shropshire base (booking is essential).

  • We advise, train and supply quality inclusive cycles to: charities, cycle hire centres and inclusive cycling schemes throughout the UK.

  • We only supply quality equipment and quality parts. We want you to be thrilled with your investment!

  • We are constantly developing cycles and accessories, both in-house and in consultation with key manufacturers, to make cycling more inclusive, safer and more fun.

  • We believe that 'EVERYONE' should be able to own and cherish their own bike, be enthused about its shiny bits, tell some stories and indulge in a little showing off!

 

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Tricycles & Bicycles (Overview)

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Companion Cycles (Overview)

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Recumbent Bikes (Overview)

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Handcycles (Introduction)

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Berg Go Karts

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Quest 88 Kitten (Original) Infant Tricycle

The Kitten is the smallest of the Quest 88 tricycles and will suit children from approximately 2 to 5 years of age (age based on clothing sizes).

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Quest 88 Colt (Original) 16" Tricycle

The Colt and Carousel are our most popular fixed wheel tricycles and combines just the right mix of: frame weight (for safety); positioining that promotes good posture; and gearing which delivers meaningful exercise.

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Quest 88 Carousel (Original) 16" Tricycle

The Carousel is one of our most popular fixed wheel tricycles and combines just the right mix of: frame weight (for safety); positioining that promotes good posture; and gearing which delivers meaningful exercise.

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Quest 88 Panther (Original) 20" Tricycle

The Panther is the largest tricycle in our Quest 88 brand range and it is suitable for children from approximately 7 to 12 years of age (ages based on clothing sizes)

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Quest 88 'X2' Children's Bicycles

These trikes have an alloy frame and are built for indoor and outdoor use under supervision levels appropriate to the child's physical, cognitive and emotional needs. Both 16" and 20" models offer generous amounts of growth and are unrivaled in their stability.

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Quest 88 'X3' Children's Tricycles

These trikes have an alloy frame and are built for indoor and outdoor use under supervision levels appropriate to the child's physical, cognitive and emotional needs. Both 16" and 20" models offer generous amounts of growth and are unrivaled in their stability.

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Draisin Neon Childrens' Tricycles

The Neon tricycle has a low centre of gravity and a low, stable riding position. Available in two sizes,

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Draisin Laser Childrens' Bicycles

The Laser is a two wheel bicycle with a dynamic stabiliser system, allowing the child to explore and develop their balance reactions in a safe way. Three frame/wheels sizes cover an overall age range from 4 to 14 years (ages based on clothing sizes).

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Draisin Eclipse Tricycle for teens

The Eclipse is a stable and robust tricycle for older children (12+). This tricycle is fitted with a differential to make cornering even safer.

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Draisin Eclipse Trainer Tricycle

The Eclipse Trainer is the simplified version of the Eclipse Tricycle; designed for children and young adults who may require closer supervision or who may not have the understanding, or perhaps the manual dexterity to operate gears and dual brakes.

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Draisin Trici

The Trici is a stable and robust tricycle for teenagers and adults up to 6' 2". This tricycle is fitted with a differential to make cornering even safer. The Trici is the larger counter-part to the Eclipse tricycle

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Draisin Trici Trainer Tricycle

The Trici Trainer has the same frame design as the Trici tricycle but is designed for adults who may require closer supervision or who may not have the understanding or perhaps the manual dexterity to operate gears and dual brakes. The Trici Trainer is therefore not suitable for road use and is better suited to more contained environments and group cycling environments such as athletics tracks and sports halls.

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Draisin Endurance

The Endurance Tricycle is a perfect blend of finesse and unrivalled stability. The Draisin Endurance is built for young people and adults who require an easy to access tricycle with positive handling. This simple yet high quality tricycle offers many years of trouble free, comfortable cycling. The frame angles of the Endurance promote good posture whilst the rear differential makes cornering easy and safe.

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Draisin Twister side by side

The Twister is ideal for riders with special needs, enabling them to enjoy the outdoors whilst conversing with their friends and receiving encouragement whilst riding.

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Draisin Plus Wheelchair Tandem

The Draisin Plus is a "bike for life" and enables those with limited mobility to participate in cycling with family and friends. This tricycle is carefully balanced in order to make steering and pedalling as easy as possible and it's suspension system makes it supremely comfortable.

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Draisin Loader Platform Bike

The new Loader from Draisin/Quest88 is the most stable and easy to manouvreable wheelchair carrier available today. Don't just take our word for it, contact us and try it for yourself - its handling is astonishing!

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Draisin Duo Tandem Tricycle

This versatile tricycle allows either or both riders to participate in steering and pedalling. The Duo is an ideal bike also for children with visual impairment and enables them to feel the steering sensation.

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Draisin Relaxino

The Relaxino is a semi-recumbent tricycles and is designed to be stable and manoeuvred intuitively. It is steered by means of two handles or it can be adapted to allow steering via the upper body or thighs.

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Draisin Relax

The Relax is a semi-recumbent tricycle and is designed to be stable and manoeuvred intuitively. It is steered by means of two handles or they can be adapted to allow steering via the upper body or thighs. The frames low centre of gravity safeguards against overturning and enhances handling.

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Draisin Slider

This new 'easy to ride' tricycle from Draisin is comfortable, stable and a joy to ride!

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Hase Pino Tandem

Half recumbent, half upright tandem, on the whole, an unbeatable concept: the PINO Tandem is one of the most versatile shared mobility options for duos or trios. The captain in the second row has the same unhindered view as the stoker, and the tandem is incredibly adjustable, making it possible for passengers who (still) can't pedal to sit on the comfortable front seat.

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Hase Trix Children's Recumbent Trike

The Trix is designed for disabled youngsters, giving the rider a fresh, dynamic sense of mobility and fun.

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Hase Kettwiesel Recumbent Tricycle

One wheel in front, two behind, and you in the middle: thanks to its design, the ­KETTWIESEL is the most maneuverable trike on the market. And it makes the city asphalt jungle just as fun to navigate as remote nature paths or untamed obstacle courses.

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Hase Lepus Advanced Recumbent Tricycle

Take a seat and enjoy the ride. With the LEPUS, this is possible - even for people who have never spent much time on a bike or trike. Who are simply looking for a practical option for self-propelled mobility - or a way to become mobile again.

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Hase Trets

The TRETS does it all: from Jogger to Buggy, from pedal-powered Trailer to full-fledged Trike.

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Hase Kettwiesel Handbike

Real mobility instead of makeshifts: The robust design and technology, ergonomic hand drive, and hub gears will get you almost anywhere. The joy of independent movement is a strong motor - and it increases with the riding fun that this KETTWIESEL brings.

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Hase Lepus Handbike

Perfectly adapted comfort: Glide over the bumpiest surfaces with an air shock, master uphill stretches with a differential and fine Rohloff hub, and - when the going gets too tough - enjoy a boost from the e-motor. Design your LEPUS based on your individual idea of comfort.

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Topend Li'l Excelerator Handcycle

Stable and manoeuvrable, this kid-sized handcycle is safe for even the first-time handcyclist. The trouble-free 7-speed hub, with reverse braking, means your child's hands never have to leave the pedals. The Li'l Excelerator is an upright style handcycle that makes transferring in and out of very easy.

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Topend Excelerator Custom Handcycle

Stable, manoeuvrable, and easy to transfer into and out of, the Excelerator can go up to 15 mph. The smooth Shimano shifter lets you tackle hills or level terrain with equal ease.

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Topend Excelerator Stock Handcycle

This stable and manoeuvrable everyday handcycle takes it's design cues from the custom Excelerator model but at an even more accessible price. The Excelerator is easy to transfer in and out of, making it a very practical alternative mobility device as well as a recreational cycle.

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Topend XLT Recreational Handcycle

The XLT is equipped for the recreational handcyclist. Easy to operate, this handcycle has a low maintenance 7 speed integral hub, road crown compensator and an aluminium frame with chrome-moly steel fork.The enhanced aerodynamics and the 15 degrees of camber increases stability. A tall, narrow back offers maximum range of motion and support, with a chest strap for safety.

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Cycling Accessories

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Spoke Guards

We are delighted to offer you some great Spoke guards for your cycle, wheel sizes 20' DIA and upwards. Click here, for more information.

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Quest 88 Footplates

Quest 88 Footplates provide stability for children with difficulties positioning their feet on the pedals, and with easy fastening straps to keep feet strapped in whilst riding their trike/bike.

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Quest 88 Ankle Foot Orthosis (AFO)

Quest 88 Ankle Foot Orthosis (AFO) are splints to control the child's ankle/foot relationship whilst riding their trike/bike.

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Cycling Taster Sessions

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Supporting Inclusive Cycling Initiatives

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Pre Loved Bikes

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Carousel Trike - 2009 model

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Q & A

Definition of disability?
The World Health Organisation defines Disability as follows: "Disabilities is an umbrella term, covering impairments, activity limitations, and participation restrictions. Of course there are those who have a disability who can ride any and all types of bicycles. Quest 88's range of cycles is aimed at those who may require 3 wheels and those who need encouragement and supervision whilst riding. When we mention disability and disabled in the context of this website we are referring to those interested in cycling but who generally need more physical or cognitive support or have impaired balance or confidence issues. Disabilities such as: Cerebral Palsy, Spina Bifida, Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Muscular Dystrophy, Multiple Sclerosis, Learning disabilities, Autistic Spectrum Disorders, Angelman Syndrome, Prader Willi Syndrome, Stroke Survivors, Head and Spinal injuries. The following information has been written and collated to help parents, end-users and those involved with inclusive cycling. It is not a definitive guide as each cyclist is completely individual. However we do hope that the advice below can help you in some way.
What is "all ability" or inclusive cycling?
Inclusive means "to include or encompass everything and everyone". As far as inclusive cycling is concerned, total inclusion is an ambition, a goal, to enable everyone to participate in cycling, together. With imagination, engineering know how and determination, children and adults with a varied range of abilities and disabilities can be enabled to participate in cycling activities with their able bodied peers, to enjoy exercise, fresh air and fun. Cycling has the power to connect community and integrate those with disabilities into society. Case Study 1: Haus Munstertal is a residential respite and rehabilitation centre for children with disabilities and their families, situated in the Black Forest, Germany. One mile away from Haus Munstertal is the town of Staufen. For many years the residential centre and the town have led a disconnected existence, just barely aware of each other. When a cycle rental scheme was introduced at the Haus by Draisin, families began to take leisure excursions and shopping breaks into the town. This has now sparked a new relationship between the town and the respite centre and this having a mutual benefit for both parties. This means there is now more local support for Haus Munstertal , and an economic benefit for local businesses and residents. Case Study 2: Telford Social Services Day Services approached Quest88 in 2008, as they wanted to purchase some bikes to begin a cycle project in the Telford Town Park. They now run 2 cycling projects, one from a local day centre with access to cycle paths, and one in the heart of the town park. Day service users now cycle regularly in the community as part of their weekly activity program. Cycling is working to pacify those with more challenging behaviours. This improves the service user's sense of well-being and makes the job of the carer a little easier.
'Adapted' bikes or Specialist bikes?
You will see similar cycles to those shown on our website, described as 'adapted bikes'. This is misleading. The word 'adapted' suggests a regular bicycle or tricycle which has been adapted to suit someone who is disabled. If these were adapted bikes, you would be forgiven for thinking these bikes are expensive just for the sake of a few adaptions. The bikes supplied by Quest 88 are specialist bikes; manufactured in low volumes but designed for purpose, to make pedalling easier, to address posture and with built-in features to enable adjustment for riders with different needs. This being said Quest 88 do manufacture accessories and components which, if suitable, maybe used to adapt regular 2 wheelers and other manufacturers of tricycle - such as footplates and calf supports.
Selecting a cycle or tricycle
Where to begin? There are so many weird and wonderful contraptions available. You can learn a lot from looking through this website and reading through the advice given. Then the next step is up to you. Quest 88 offer a free demonstration service and also run road-shows around the country so that you can come and try any number of cycles, tricycles and companion bikes. In recent years inclusive cycling has emerged as a vehicle for social inclusion and general fitness. Sometimes the therapeutic benefits can be overlooked. The symmetrical exercise offered by cycling, when combined with Physiotherapy, can produce great results and in some cases accelerate developmental progress. As well as designing and selling inclusive cycling products, Quest 88 is also a leading designer and manufacturer of therapy and rehabilitation equipment and we carry a lot of what we know about physiology, position and posture into the design of our cycles and their accessories. Our clinical understanding is what sets Quest 88 and our products apart from those who would simply try and adapt a tricycle or cycle for a disabled rider.

Case Study

  • Hope 4 Mae

    Quest 88 spoke to a remarkable woman named Amy Fox. We spoke about her daughter Mae and how she coped with having spastic quadriplegic cerebral palsy, which she had from birth and whilst growing up. This story tells you about how the family pulled together to raise £70,000. Given the rare opportunity to go to the USA for a life-changing operation called Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy (SDR). The oper…

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  • Handcycle gives Rashmi new lease of life

    Rashmi Barker, 49, from Darwen in Lancashire, is someone who has had a lifelong dream come true thanks to inclusive cycling equipment from Quest 88. From when she was a young child, Rashmi, who was diagnosed with Polio, wanted a bike to experience the freedom it brings: "There were always two things I wanted, which I could not have previously because of my condition;

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  • Jacob loves his Draisin Eclipse

    Jacob Pinfold from Hull is a fantastic example of how inclusive cycling can benefit people of all ages and levels of disability. Jacob is a 12-year-old boy with autism who regularly uses his Draisin Eclipse supplied from Quest 88 at East Park, Hull. As a baby, mum Tracey Pinfold noticed that Jacob responded far better to routine; finding comfort in set processes and structure, rather than c…

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  • Severndale school benefits from cycles

    Severndale School in Shrewsbury is the latest setting in the UK which has benefited from inclusive cycles from Quest 88. An SEN school in the West Midlands, Severndale specialises in communication and interaction for children with moderate through to profound and multiple learning difficulties, aged between two-and-a-half to 19 years.

    Amy Schofield, a class teacher and the Extended School Co-…

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  • Jake of Lllangollen and his gift of freedom

    The Davies family from Llangollen enjoy nothing more than a weekend bike ride around their local area. Thanks to the Draisin Plus wheelchair tandem ten year old Jake, who has Quadriplegic Cerebral Palsy, never misses out on the family fun! Every Penny used to purchase the Draisin Plus was raised by the local community who wanted to see Jake cycling with the rest of the family. Despite the econom…

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  • Molly's Kitten makes all the difference

    Three year old Molly Grove from Worcestershire is a fantastic example of how people of all ages and levels of disability can truly benefit from cycling. Molly was born with Spastic Diplegia cerebral palsy which gives her extreme stiffness and tightness in the back of her legs.  To help alleviate the symptoms Molly has undergone intensive physiotherapy from an early age to stretch and work h…

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