Our Mission

Sportability brings sport and challenging pursuits to people with paralysis. Our aim is to take the ‘dis’ out of disability and focus on ability.

30 + years of experience

From a single event in 1989, we now organise dozens of events offering around 1,000 free places, across 15 regions of the UK each year.

FAQ/ What people say

“I’m not a sports fanatic or anything, but there really is no better way to build a life worth living after paralysis. I can tell you that from the heart.”

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All events are free of charge to people within our remit, but we have to work hard to fund this ideal.  Find out how you can help.  Please!

Welcome To Sportability

The world of Sportability sees people getting out of their wheelchairs, off their crutches and sticks and into canoes, gliders, microlights or sailing boats.

Whether quadbikiing or BloKart sailing, shooting shotguns, air rifles and pistols, or bows and crossbows, it’s about turning their back on ‘disability’ and JUST DOING IT!

Find Activities

Activities by region

forthcoming events

july, 2022

06jul10:30 am3:00 pmFeaturedCarriage Driving - July 2022 - YorkshireBrand New Event10:30 am - 3:00 pm RDA Ackworth, Station Road, West Yorkshire, WF7 7PHEvent Type :Carriage Driving

13jul11:30 am3:30 pmTwin Event in Kent - July 2022Quad-biking & Archery11:30 am - 3:30 pm Outdoor Pursuits UK, Wormdale Farm, Wormdale Hill, Sittingbourne, Kent, ME9 7PXEvent Type :Archery,Quadbiking

15jul10:30 am1:00 pmFeaturedCanoeing - Leeds - July 202210:30 am - 1:00 pm Leeds Activity and Sailing Centre, Cemetery Road, Leeds, LS19 7UREvent Type :Canoeing

15jul11:30 am3:00 pmMicrolight Flying - July 2022Thrills Galore!11:30 am - 3:00 pm Wanafly Airsports Ltd, Jetstream House, Sywell Aerodrome Northamptonshire NN6 0BNEvent Type :Microlight Flying

20jul12:00 pm2:00 pmFeaturedQuad-biking - Leicestershire - July 2022Our Signature Event!12:00 pm - 2:00 pm Avalanche Adventure, Welford Road, Sibbertoft, Market Harborough, Leicerstershire,LE16 9UJEvent Type :Quadbiking

21jul10:30 am3:30 pmPower Boating in YorkshireWetwheels in Whitby10:30 am - 3:30 pm Wetwheels, Marina Office, Off Langbourne Road, Whitby, YO21 1YWEvent Type :Power Boating

27jul10:30 am2:30 pmFeaturedCanoeing Down the Wye - July 2022Picturesque Rivers, Plenty of Wildlife - Book Your Place!10:30 am - 2:30 pm Wye Canoes, Wye Road, Ross-on-Wye. Herefordshire, HR9 7BXEvent Type :Canoeing

27jul10:30 am3:00 pmMicro-Light Flying - July 202210:30 am - 3:00 pm Exodus Airsports, Plaistow Farm Airfield, Chiswell Green Lane, Chiswell Green, St. Albans, Herts, AL2 3NTEvent Type :Microlight Flying

Recent Posts

  • Fantastic Fundraiser from Mark Ford of Signwaves - Signwaves have been an avid supporter of Sportability and one of our signature sponsors for too many years to mention.  This Summer, Mark and Charlie Ford have challenged themselves, and completed the Land’s End to John O’Groats Bike Ride on behalf of Sportability.  So far this wonderful fundraising effort has raised more than £1,352 which has been matched by Signwaves.  We are in awe!  Thank you both and well done, what an amazing feat.  
  • SPORTABILITY IS REOPENING - With the country slowly reopening we carried out a small straw poll of our members to gauge how they are feeling about Sportability recommencing activities. As you might imagine, there has been a mixed response which equates to a roughly 50/50 split between: Those who can’t wait and are raring to go; and those who are understandably cautious and not yet ready to return. Following on from these results we consulted with many of our Service Providers and are pleased to advise that a some of them have already reopened and working with the public at large, albeit with Covid […]
  • COVID-19 EVENTS SUSPENSION NOTICE -   With the ever–declining health crisis, the Trustees and the Executive of Sportability have taken the decision to temporarily suspend our events and activity programmes as of 17th March, 2020.   Our top priority is to reduce the risk of Covid-19 transmission among our ‘members’, volunteers, staff and service provider partners.  There is no doubt, that we are all in unchartered territory and we have to navigate a situation that is unpredictable and has potentially life-changing consequences for all of us. But, as “distancing” is the recommendation of the World Health Organisation, the Department of Health and other government bodies, we believe we should act decisively, responsibly and in the best interests of the entire Sportability family.  We will of […]
  • iFLY – Member Discounts for Independent Visits - iFLY have extended a very special discount to Sportability members at all three of their venues (Manchester, Milton Keynes and Basingstoke).  And it’s available to you and any accompanying family and friends. All Sportability members will receive a link in your mailbox allowing you to access this very special discounted price for their fabulous flying packages. Enjoy, the offer is available until July 2020.