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Stumps and Cranks : An Introduction to Amputee Cycling

Synopsis: Book includes amputee cycling tips on two wheelers, tricycles, recumbents, handbikes, tandems, unicycles, electric bikes, and specialized cycling forms designed for the disability market.1

Author: Sonia Sanghani2 Contact: stumpsandcranks@gmail.com

Published: 2017-04-08 Updated: 2019-05-14

Key Points:

This guide offers great advice from experts and ordinary cyclists alike on all matters of amputee cycling.

The texts in this collection are written by some of the best-known amputee cyclists in the world.

Main Digest

Many amputees want to know how it feels to be able to cycle. Some even want to be professional amputee cyclists. The disability market offers many options for amputee cycling, but how do you get started? How do you take those exciting first steps on your way to a higher level of mobility and independence?

Sonia Sanghani will tell you quite frankly that she has been a rather boring non-cyclist amputee for over 10 years. As a fairly enthusiastic beginner, she decided she wanted to read a book about amputees who cycle.

Sometimes, if you want something you have to go out and get it and that is exactly what she did. A lot of emails, phone calls, and typing later, here is the result: a cycling book for amputees.

Book Cover: Stumps and Cranks - An Introduction to Amputee Cycling
Book Cover: Stumps and Cranks - An Introduction to Amputee Cycling

It is a compilation of cycling experiences from around 50 amputees of all backgrounds at various stages of their cycling ability. Some are absolute beginners and others are Paralympians; all share a deep passion for cycling and can't wait to share that enjoyment with others. These stories are sourced from all over the globe.

The texts in this collection are written by some of the best-known amputee cyclists in the world, including Margaret Biggs, Rajesh Durbal, Mark Inglis, and Keira Roche. Their achievements are nothing short of remarkable - whether cycling around a velodrome at the Paralympics or around the world raising funds for charity.

This guide offers great advice from experts and ordinary cyclists alike on all matters of amputee cycling.

The book includes tips not only on the vast arrangement of two wheelers, but also tricycles, recumbents, handbikes, tandems, unicycles, electric bikes, and more specialized cycling forms designed for the disability market.

Explore the world of cycling and enjoy an exciting choice of mobility. You will soon be forming your very own cycling dreams!

The book is now available in public and university libraries on a read and return basis - around the world.

2Source/Reference: Sonia Sanghani (stumpsandcranks@gmail.com). Disabled World makes no warranties or representations in connection therewith. Content may have been edited for style, clarity or length.

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Cite Page: Journal: Disabled World. Language: English (U.S.). Author: Sonia Sanghani. Electronic Publication Date: 2017-04-08. Last Revised Date: 2019-05-14. Reference Title: Stumps and Cranks : An Introduction to Amputee Cycling, Source: <a href=https://www.disabled-world.com/disability/publications/stumps.php>Stumps and Cranks : An Introduction to Amputee Cycling</a>. Abstract: Book includes amputee cycling tips on two wheelers, tricycles, recumbents, handbikes, tandems, unicycles, electric bikes, and specialized cycling forms designed for the disability market. Retrieved 2021-02-28, from https://www.disabled-world.com/disability/publications/stumps.php - Reference Category Number: DW#292-12789.