Adaptive Cycling

Quest 88 began manufacturing therapy tricycles for disabled children in 1989. Since then both our range of cycles and our experience has grown exponentially - enabling us to accommodate both new and experienced cyclists of all ages and abilities. Whether for individual use or a bike for an adaptive fleet, we have something for everyone. Please use our handy cycle finder to narrow down your search.

Adaptive Cycling

  1. Gripmit

    The Gripmit is designed for children and adults who have low muscle tone or weakness in the lower arm or hand and who want to participate more fully in leisure or DIY activities. Prices start from £31.00 each.

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  2. ICE Shimano STEPS E-assist

    Beautifully integrated into ICE trikes, the Shimano Steps Electric assist system gives the push you need to explore further with ease.

    With the integrated 250 w motor mounted at the front of the trike, the battery mounted under the trikes seat, a handlebar mounted computer and controller for easy access and a neat, well protected wiring loom, the whole system blends in and keeps your trike looking as great as ever.

    Available on: SPRINT, SPRINT X, ADVENTURE, ADVENTURE HD & FULL FAT

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  3. Stumps and Cranks by Sonia Sanghani

    Stumps and Cranks by Sonia Sanghani - An Introduction to Amputee Cycling.

    Whilst ideally suited for absolute beginners and non cyclists, this book is a first attempt at encouraging ALL types of amputees to discover an enjoyable form of exercise. Read this book and allow yourself to become closely connected with the thrills of pedalling around on two or more wheels. 

    Designed to be read by adults and older children or families it sets out the basic elements of equipment, instruction and points of general care and attention advocated by cycling and health professionals who deal with such aspects on a daily basis.

     

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  4. Flexible Chest Pad for Trikes

    Feel comfy and safe
    with the
    Quest 88 Chest Pad
    for ages 4 - 7 years

    - Belt sold separately -

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  5. Odi Rubber Longneck BMX Grips

    Select your colour
    A pair of
    Odi Rubber Longneck
    BMX Grips (143mm)

    Classic Longneck
    ribbed grip pattern
    with an open end to
    accommodate end plugs.

    Easy to assemble.

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  6. Ergotec EP-1 pair of pedals

    Ergotec EP
    1 pair of pedals

    Support the sole on your feet
    with the improved EP
    pedaling performance.

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  7. Oarsome Grips

    Our Oarsome Grips make sore hands a thing of the past.

    Oarsome grips help you spread the loading of your weight through your hands, making daily use of bicycles and walking aids more comfortable. They can also be used at 90 degrees, using the smaller cavity as a shock absorber

    Oarsome grips have developed this version of their popular crutch and rowing grips for Quest 88 products and cycles with 22mm diameter handlebars. Quest 88 products which can benefit from Oarsome grips include: Tricycles, Gameframes, RaceRunners and Kaye Walkers. (Please note this item can only be fitted to Kaye Walkers by Quest 88 fitters and trained engineers as some level of frame deconstruction is required). Oarsome Grips are available in one size only and are sold individually.

    Oarsome Grips are available with white or pink motif.

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  8. Adult Pedal with Toe Clip and Strap

    As an alternative to cleat systems and designed for use on the Hase Bikes the Adult Pedal with Toe Clip and Strap holds the front portion of the foot with a brace, guaranteeing the correct foot position, while the elastic strap around the heel prevents slipping. Children's version also available.

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  9. Children's Pedal with Toe Clip and Strap

    As an alternative to clear systems and designed for use on the Hase Bikes the Children's Pedal with Toe Clip and Strap hold the front portion of the foot with a brace, guaranteeing the correct foot position, while the elastic strap around the heel prevents slipping. Adult version also available.

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  10. Tri-pin Quad Hand Pedals

    The Tri-pin quad hand pedals are a popular option for those who have impaired hand function and want to use a handcycle. Learn More

Q & A

Common Questions and Answers. If we havent addressed your question here - please contact us: 01743 363512 or email any futher questions or suggestions for questions to cycling@quest88.com.

The World Health Organisation defines Disability as follows: "Disabilities is an umbrella term, covering impairments, activity limitations, and participation restrictions". Whilst we may or may not regard ourselves as disabled, we can all have things which impair or prohibit our ability to do the things we have a passion to do. Often those things seem insignificant to others and yet they are no less limiting. Quest 88 has a wealth of experience in helping people to overcome the 'little mountains' that prevent us from beoming more active or independent. we want to share what we have learned and help you get going!

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, something a little more Heath Robinson! At Quest 88, we like to talk about 'Adaptive' cycles and by this we mean cycles that are specifically designed to provide for different kinds of riding and individual needs. The distinction is important and demonstrates that the equipment available today isnt merely an afterthought. A common response we hear at shows and at our shop is "we never knew that this kind of equipment existed". That is something we want to change so that people can start riding now and not have any regrets over missed opportunities. Please help us to spread the word!

Yes we do and we have been active in supplying many cycling schemes around the UK for the last 10 years. The Draisin range of therapy and companion cycles, including wheelchair loaders and tandem trikes, are built to take the demands of a busy cycling schemes and tens of thousands of miles! Our Adaptive cycles have a reputation for robust construction and great serviceability. They also offer a wide range of accessories to help you to widen your scope for inclusion, including bib/harnesses, footplates, calf supports and reclining seats. Please contact us for more information and check out the Your Stories Section of this website for some great case studies. From time to time we have special bundle offers for schools and clubs which include tricycles and go-karts. Please check out our website for School Offer postings or contact us at cycling@quest88.com for information on current offers.

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