Wheelchair racing provides the opportunity to put some speed, excitement and competitive action into your life. With wheelchair racing, you’ll be building your muscles and experiencing the freedom and power that come with the sport.
New to wheelchair racing
A great way to get into the sport is to attend a wheelchair racing event near you, and make an effort to meet some of the racers. Often, there is a local club that can introduce you to people who race and point you in the right direction. Another alternative is to find an adaptive sports camp that offers wheelchair racing, so you can get the feel of this demanding sport. At Draft we have been manufacturing and supplying racing wheelchairs to some of the worlds leadingÂ athletesÂ since 1997, we are happy to advise of a race facility / club near to you.
Selecting and Buying a Racing Wheelchair
If you decide that wheelchair racing is for you, it’s a good idea to begin practicing with a used chair before you make the investment in a custom model. You may find one that was a trade-in at a company that builds racers, or you can buy a chair from another racer. Alternatively, we now sell the low cost Motivation Flying Start . You’ll need to make sure that your chair suits your seating preference (kneeling or not), and that the frame is a suitable fit and style. Whilst the joy and excitement of starting with a new chair is fantastic at Draft we would rather make sure that you are going to enjoy the sport beforeÂ committingÂ a significant investment to a new custom built chair.
Custom built Racing Wheelchairs
Wheelchair racers are custom-built. Every chair has one of three frame styles that vary according to an athlete’s level of expertise and disability. A host of other options, including wheel camber and frame length, are made to suit the individual athlete.