It was with great anticipation and immense planning that saw the Inaugural Wheelchair Moto Cross (WCMX) event take place at Adrenaline Alley Urban Sports Venue in Corby, Northamptonshire on Sunday 24th March. With over 20 riders aged from 4 years to 44 years old, representing all corners of the UK with many having travelled several hours to take part.
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With the main event about to get underway riders were lined up in numbered order and each given a two-minute run to navigate the course, try out new tricks and demonstrate their skills and abilities. For most participants, it was the first time that they had tried WCMX and the passion and enthusiasm shown by all was super impressive.
The event, organised by World Silver Medallist Lily Rice and her family, aimed to raise awareness of this new extreme para sport and demonstrated the inclusivity of the sport alongside other wheeled sports. It also enabled organisers to highlight any barriers to participation for future events.
On closing the event, all riders and their families were given the opportunity to try out Adrenaline Alley’s brand new, state of the art, Virtual Reality experience. Funded by Innovate Northamptonshire, it is a World first for a skatepark. Visitors can get an immersive, VR point of view of what it is like to ride the skatepark in a wheelchair.
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