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handcycle

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Pronunciation: /ˈhan(d)sʌɪk(ə)l
 
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Definition of handcycle in English:

noun

A three-wheeled cycle propelled by the arms rather than the legs, used as an alternative to a conventional bicycle by some disabled people: he completed the 3,200-mile Around Britain Challenge on a specially designed handcycle
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  • The handcycles are the fastest wheelchairs available and you will need to bring a bike helmet if you wish to try your hand at them.
  • The NSW Wheelchair Sports Association will have handcycles and basketball chairs for you to try out, plus instructions on specialised rules and tactics.
  • He found a website that sold handcycles.

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