Here at Epilepsy Connections, we have always been keen on pushing the boundaries of what is possible…many of the activities we choose are because they are more physical and involve an adrenaline rush.

Often these are ones which people will have been told ” you can’t do that” or ” probably best that you don’t.”

We aim to help people not only have fun, but also increase their confidence and get a sense that epilepsy does not have to define you.

With this in mind over the next three weeks we have some physical activities planned, on 30th August we have kicking off with Carol  from Free Wheel North at the Whitehouse    coming to talk about the range of organised bike rides they provide along the banks of the Forth and Clyde Canal.

She will also be encouraging people to think about taking up a taster volunteer session with the charity.

The current group had a great time bonding during their induction period, when we visited their other space at Glasgow Green (see Free Wheelin’ – Day 6  ) and Group one also had fun back in mid April ( Me, My Bike and I )

On Thursday 6th September we will be visiting Bellahoustoun Ski and Snowboard Centre  for a one hour introductory skiing lesson.

The instructors will be going at the pace of the least confident, and no one will be forced into anything they don’t feel comfortable with doing.

20180428_123216_resizedPhoto from another Epilepsy Connections event at the ski centre, April 2018

On the following Thursday, 13th September we are heading off for a walk around the beautiful Rouken Glen Park   located 6 miles south east of the city centre, in the company of Alan Gilmour.

Alan runs Easy walkers and cyclists   a “meet up” group for like minded people to enjoy the pleasures of walking in the fresh air and countryside, and we will have a stroll round this beautiful park, before no doubt having a cuppa and some cake in the nearby garden centre cafe.

Photographs to follow!


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Peter Dale