Celebrities join thousands of disabled people for full-throttle sporting Superhero Tri challenge

This weekend saw celebrities, Paralympians and military heroes come together to celebrate inclusive sport during the Superhero Tri challenge.

Credit: Leonard Cheshire

Leading charity, Leonard Cheshire was just one organisation rooting on their volunteers who took part in the exciting annual event. Seventeen young disabled volunteers and twenty-one care home residents took on full, half and sprint races.

To add to the excitement, TV presenter Clare Balding hosted the event alongside Adam Hills, Paralympian David Weir and many more getting involved in the competition.

Keen to promote accessible sport across the board, Channel 4 will be broadcasting all the sporting fun and festivities on Saturday 1 September.

The event was an astounding success with everyone who got involved having an excellent experience during the tri, which featured swimming, cycling and running.

Leonard Cheshire was a strong force during the event with their new campaign #actuallyican, which challenges disability stereotypes.

“Taking part in sporting opportunities for young disabled people can be difficult both because of the lack of access to the sport and the expense of specialist equipment,” explains Pete Donnelly, Can Do programme manager at Leonard Cheshire. “Events such as the Superhero Tri create an inclusive environment where people can take part feeling less pressured and self-conscious.”

With a staggering 24 teams from Leonard Cheshire involved in the Superhero Tri it is clear that all abilities can get involved in sport.

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