As a rule, for every able-bodied sport, there is likely some enterprising and adventurous person who created an accessible version. This holds true for rock climbing, skydiving, snowboarding, and now more than ever, skateboarding. Called WCMX, these guys are as nuts—equally, if not more so than their able-bodied counterparts.
Apparently someone in the UK caught wind of this craze, and there are now plans to create an accessible park specifically for wheelchairs. This is way cool, but I worry that the park my not be aggressive enough for these athletes who are used to the slope of a normal skate park. That being said, it is at least partially funded by a children’s charity so perhaps the park is aimed at a younger audience.
Chief executive of the charity Action For Kids Graham Duncan said:
“There is no reason to prevent any young person with a disability from even the most daredevil of activities enjoyed by others.”
That’s just too awesome of a quote.
You can read the full article here, and how about some sweet WCMX footage: