It’s time to release your inner superhero at this year’s Winter Wonderwheels event, set to take place between 5 November and 6 December.
The Superhero Series is the brainchild of Paralympian Sophia Warner who has cerebral palsy – Sophia was the first person with a disability to enter the London Triathlon back in 1998.
Sophia enthuses: “I found entering such events extremely challenging, for example getting in or out of a wetsuit, my bike off the rack and not to mention trying to complete a fun run when the organisers were already clearing up and had reopened the roads.”
Determined to help other disabled people avoid experiencing the same issues, Sophia was inspired to establish The Superhero Series.
Taking place in the summer and winter, The Superhero Series was started to create mass participation sports events that were open to as many people as possible, regardless of their level of mobility.
During the events, entrants (superheroes) can use any type of equipment to complete the course, be it powerchairs, racerunners, adaptive bikes or baby buggies and much more.
Previously, the Winter Wonderwheels event has taken place at Dorney Lake where entrants would run, walk, cycle, push or be pushed around the lake.
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, this year’s winter event is moving online.
The online event will see participants complete total of 20km, however they can do less or more depending on their level of mobility.
This can be done anywhere from their living room, garden, local park etc and any way by walking, running, jumping, skipping, swimming, the choice is theirs.
This year’s virtual event is officially backed by Quest Limited, who have been announced as an official Power Pack Super Partner – providing help and equipment support plus offer the opportunity to rent a RaceRunner or Gameframe through the CP Sport Rental Scheme.
“Everyone at Quest is incredibly excited about once again being part of Superheroes. It is bringing people together in a community that celebrates all our own unique abilities and super powers!” commented Rob Henshaw, managing director, Quest.
The culmination of the event and will be a one-off programme on Channel 4 in December presented by Clare Balding when the overall winners will be announced.
AROUND THE WORLD
However, that is not the end of it. For those of you with a more competitive streak, there is the Superheroes Race Round the World.
As with all the Superhero event, entrants can choose how they take part in terms of location and activity, you join one of 5 SUPER teams, each of which has a celebrity captain.
The aim is to help your team get as close as possible to the ultimate SUPER team goal of 40,750 km between the designated dates.
To enter for free, just go visit the website here.