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.”


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

june, 2022

01jun11:30 am3:00 pmMicrolight Flying - June 2022Thrills and Excitement Galore!11:30 am - 3:00 pm Wanafly Airsports Ltd, Jetstream House, Sywell Aerodrome Northamptonshire NN6 0BNEvent Type :Microlight Flying

08jun10:30 am2:30 pmFeaturedRambling - This JuneMountain Trikes, Hand Cycle Mountain Bikes & More10:30 am - 2:30 pm Experience Community Leeds Urban Bike Park, Ring Road, Beeston Park, Middleton, Leeds, LS10 3TNEvent Type :Mountain Trikes & Bikes

09jun11:00 am2:30 pmCanoeing and Kayaking near Reading - June 2022Wokingham Waterside Centre is our Host11:00 am - 2:30 pm Wokingham Waterside Centre, Thames Valley Park Drive, Thames Valley Park, Berkshire, RG6 1PQEvent Type :Canoeing,Kayaking

11jun12:30 pm6:00 pmFeaturedWater-skiing at Treeton Lake - June 202212:30 pm - 6:00 pm Access Adventures Yorkshire and Central, Treeton Lake, Wood Lane, Rotherham, S60 5QQEvent Type :Water-skiing

29jun10:30 am1:30 pmFalconry in Yorkshire - June 2022Get up Close and Personal - Handle, Feed and Fly the birds!10:30 am - 1:30 pm KL Falconry, Bert's Barrow, Austfield Farm, Austfield Lane, Hillam, LS25 5NQ Event Type :Falconry

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.