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Experience Community (Experience Kirklees)

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  1. Experience Community is a Community Interest Company formed in 2011, we organise walks and outdoor activities for disabled people and the wider community. We are based in Slaithwaite, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire and we provide information and short films about access to the countryside for people with disabilities, in Kirklees and beyond into the wider Yorkshire area.

    We run regular taster and training sessions so that people can build up their skills, strength and confidence with the equipment and they can then come out on longer rambles/rides with us. Over the last few years we have run Mountain Trike rambles and Hand Cycle rides in the Peak District, the Pennine Hills, National Trust & RSPB sites and the Yorkshire Dales in addition to organising residential trips to Kielder Forest in Northumberland, the Yorkshire Dales and the Peak District. in 2020 we are planning to attend the Keswick Mountain Festival promoting outdoor activities for disabled people, and we also plan to run both trike and ride residentials in Aviemore, Scotland.

    We also campaign for improved access to the countryside for people with disabilities, helping to inform policy at a strategic level. We are currently working in partnership with the RSPB, Yorkshire Dales National Park, The National Trust, Yorkshire Wildlife Trust, The Woodland Trust, Peak District National Park and Yorkshire Water to improve access at some of their sites across the region and nationally.

    We offer a variety of activities people can get involved in:

    1) Weekly taster sessions from our offices in Slaithwaite.
    2) Mountain Trike Rambles - Mountain Trikes are all-terrain wheelchairs which enable people to get a bit more off the beaten track. We want to encourage people to try something new; to develop their skills, fitness and endurance by participating in our activities.
    3) Hand Cycling - we run taster sessions and longer rides for people who want a bit more of a challenge.
    4) Volunteer with us - we always need volunteer help with our taster sessions and longer rides/rambles to support our participants. We have also developed a route mapping project which aims to record routes that are suitable for both Mountain Trikes and Hand Cycles. These routes will be recorded using a 360 degree camera. Contact us if you would like to be involved.
    5) Residential Trips - we run several residential trips a year, both hand cycling and Mountain Triking.

    Get in touch if you would like to come and try some of our equipment -


Laura Vayro

15A New Street, Slaithwaite, Huddersfield HD7 5AB

07894 572171
Craig Grimes
07958 591841

Organisation last updated

  1. 04 December 2019

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