Learning to bike ride is one such rite of passage, a part of childhood that everyone goes through but for those with special needs they can have problems such as limited mobility, sensory difficulty and a lack of communication the opportunity to learn may not always be present.

Cycling has a physical benefit as using leg muscles to pedal helps to build more muscle and strength that may not have been there before. It can also help to enhance other physical things such as balance.

Riding a bike gives children a sense of freedom and independence, this is also an activity everyone in the family can do together.

companies have begun to develop various adaptive bikes to aid those with special needs which means that cycling is becoming more and more inclusive for anyone to take part in