Our work in creating resources and techniques to support inclusive paddle sport range from Expeditions, Research and Product Development. The early days of our work in this area were informed by conversations with Dave Manby and Geoff Smedley along with support from the Paul Vandermolen Foundation and the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG). Long days testing prototypes with Loel Collins at then heading up Canolfan Tryweryn helped turn the data and thinking gathered on our expeditions into products for use in canoe and kayak clubs.
Our current work on inclusive paddling resources builds on this work and has consolidated the foundation of field based research. In getting ready for Paddle 2013 the EA Team have worked hard to bring a set of resources which make paddlesport accessible to all regardless of disability. Packing the van with our range of equipment, resources and offers ready to be displayed on our new Cyclops Storage System feels good as I know that we have all of these experiences and people behind us.