The fourth World Championships for Drivers with Disabilities will take place at Hopetoun, Scotland on 27-30 May 2004, which is great news for the British disabled driving squad, who claimed individual and team silver medals in the previous World Championships in Germany.
Lindsey Tyas of the Carriage Driving Sports Group for Drivers with Disabilities, says: “Because next year’s World Championships will take place in Britain we will be able to send extra individuals to compete alongside the team. We are hoping that competing on home soil will give us a boost and help us improve on our previous silver medal-winning performances.”
The Carriage Driving Sports Group for Drivers with Disabilities was formed last year to raise awareness of the opportunities for disabled drivers in combined driving competitions, as well as providing training opportunities for disabled drivers.
“The group holds a number of training days around the country to help disabled drivers fulfill their potential,” continues Lindsey. “We are always on the look out for new talent and would be delighted to hear from anyone who would like to get involved.”
The national group works alongside the driving section of the Riding for the Disabled Association, but with a stronger focus on disabled drivers who wish to drive competitively.
“Our chef d’equipe Margaret Brockie is actively involved with the RDA and she is also responsible for our training sessions and helping the squad members achieve the best possible result in the international competitions they take part in,” says Lindsey.
Anyone who would like to know more about the group, are interested in sponsoring the team or would like to help raise funds, should contact Lindsey (tel: 01953 453328) or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org