Making a Financial Support...
We sincerely appreciate your constant consideration toward cycle sports
activity for the Japanese disabled.
Japan Cycle Association for the Disabled (JCAD) would like to cordially
ask for financial support. Please allow us to inform you of our background
and current status.
JCAD ever since its establishment in 1990 has provided cycling opportunities
to those who had never been given the opportunity and has vigorously disseminated
the sport to disabled people. As time went by, cyclists who cannot confine
themselves only in recreational cycling and who want to do more "competitive"
cycling began to appear. Japan made its debut in Paralympic cycling in 1996 Atlanta Games as two
cerebral palsy cyclists entered world' highest competition. They successfully
won one gold and two bronze medals.
Having gone through long and "unbelievably" hard training, a vision-impaired teamed up with a sighted pilot won a gold and a silver medal at 2000 Sydney Paralympic Games. The duo reached the gold by smashing world record. Setting new world record was the first time in Japan's cycle sports history.
Sydney Games over, however, the aspiration of motivated cyclists does
not seem to die down; it is growing bigger. Moreover, ambitious athletes
who want to get involved into cycling have appeared one after another.
Year 2001 marks the first step toward 2004 Athens Paralympic Games. In
September, 2001 European Championship Cycling is going to be held in Switzerland,
which reminds us that severe competition for Athens has already begun. Three
Japanese cyclists (including a tandem pilot) have already made entry to
the championship with their own money.
In an effort to ensure better performance in Paralympic Games, JCAD
has been engaged in a variety of activities; dissemination, training camp,
sponsoring National Championship, participation in international competitions,
and so on. As Olympic medalists are provided, we are planning to provide
financial reward to Paralympic medalists; because we believe there should
not be any different treatment between Olympic and Paralympic cyclists. Quality
and significance of efforts made by them are same.
Our current situation, however, is not sufficient to conduct these
many things which are essential to compete in worldwide level. We have
to confess that we have reached the limits of individual endeavor when
we are only with some amount of subsidy and each individual's own income
through his/her occupation.
JCAD believes that those disabled, who have gone through a number and
variety of ordeals but who have discovered a hope named "Cycle Sports"
and have struggled in training under unfavorable environment aiming to
show their best performance in the world wide stage, should not be discouraged
by financial problems. With your hearty donation, we hope to help our
cyclists reach their goal and make a social contribution by promoting cycle
sports among the disabled.
How to Make a Donation to JCAD:
Please transfer your donation to the following bank account of JCAD;
Payee's Bank: TMitsubishi Tokyo UFJ Bank, Shinitabashi Branch
Acount (Ordinary): 0334983
Payee Name: KIKUCHI, Toyoaki, Nihon Syogaisya Jitensya Kyoukai
(Japanese equivalent to Japan Cycling Association for the Disabled)
Please email to us after you made a transfer. E-mail
When you make a financial support to Japan Cycling Association for the Disabled you will be sure thatyour donation will make a big difference to the quality and quantity of
training and opportunities we provide to cyclists who are disabled but
are struggling with a bright hope.
Even a small scale donation will help us keep a hopeful light on. With
you, we would like to aim to the top of the world.
Japan Cycle Association for the Disabled