Mobile en Ville (Paris)
This non-profit organisation focuses on equal-access of cities and public equipents to everyone on wheels. That includes wheelchair users, skaters as well as babies in prams and pushchairs. Mobile en Ville has been working on these issues for more than 20 years.
The association brings together disabled and able-bodied persons (mainly rollerbladers) who have made accessibility their priority, to work together on these three themes : Awareness, Advice, Living Together. Its members are intent on underlining this is not a “Charity”, but an integrative organisation whose members and leaders alike, with their varied physical abilities, work together on common projects, in the image of the ideal inclusive society towards which they want to tend.
It was to reinforce their motto ‘Living Together’ that Mobile en Ville initiated the first of these long distance challenges : Paris-London 2012, then followed every other year by Paris-Brussels 2014, Paris-Strasbourg 2016, London-Brussels 2018…
Through these activities, emerged strong and lasting friendships with skaters and wheelchair users from neighbouring countries, thus providing inspiration for the creation of sister organisations that soon bounded into an european network.
Keeping up with the now clearly established two-year rhythm, Mobile en Ville organizes for 2020 the “Rhône-Alpes 2020 Challenge”, with the idea of continuing to spread this “wheelchair-skating” discipline and state of mind into the Alpine regions.
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European network of associations
One of the greatest satisfactions is that, along the years, these challenges have inspired the spawning of other initiatives in various european countries, leading to the creation of a network of similar organisations, who of course get involved in all these challenges projects.
Wheels & Wheelchairs (London)
Wheels and Wheelchairs was created after Paris-London (2012). Its skaters and wheelchair users meet regularly to stroll the streets and parks of London, as well as compete at events like Berlin Inline Marathon, Paris Roller Marathon, 24hrs of skating at Le Mans, etc.
W&W took part in all further Challenges, and was even the main organizing party for London-Brussels 2018.
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Roller Club du Léman (Lugrin, France)
One of the historical members of Mobile en Ville, now settled in Evian, joined Roller Club du Léman in 2018 to help develop the idea of a section “pour contribuer à y développer l’idée d’une section “handi-sports” of wheelchair-skating.
They are obviously core local partners for the organisation and realisation of this challenge.
RouliRoula pour Tous (Brussels)
Since 2012, within belgian association RouliRoula, the section «RouliRoula pour Tous» (RouliRoula for all) has also taken part in all theses Challenges as well as many competitive events with wheelchair-skating teams. They were obviously operative in organizing the continental part of the latest London-Brussels challenge.
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iSkate (Izegem et Roeselare)
Latest member of our friends network, in 2019 a wheelchair-skating initiative following the participation of an active member of this Dutch-speaking Belgian club to the London-Brussels Challenge. Welcome to them!
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