Accessible Cycling Sessions in Reading 28/03/2011Posted by Tejesh Mistry in Uncategorized.
Tags: Accessible, adapted bikes, Berkshire, CTC Champions, Disability, Reading
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Young people are their families are welcomed to Palmers Park Stadium in Reading to try out a range of accessible bicycles. The session is run by dedicated cycle trainer Javed Saddique and trained staff at the stadium who work with the young people to build their confidence on a range of bicycles from tricycles to 2 wheelers while they have some fun!
The Accessible Cycling Session is a partnership project funded and supported by CTC Cycle Champions and Bike Club. Accessible Cycling was relaunched on the 7th of June 2010, where a range of new disability bikes were made available for young people and families increasing the size of the fleet at Palmers Park Stadium.
This session is aimed at families living with disabilities and – as I learnt from one of the participants – cycling is a fantastic opportunity for people to exercise and generally enjoy the outdoors even if they are restricted from doing other sports. One of the participants that regularly attends the session with his father told me that although he isn’t able to participate in any physical education at school he is able to use a bike.
The Accessible Cycling session runs on a weekly basis, every Monday from 5:00-6:00 pm at Palmers Park Stadium, Reading and is open for new families to attend.
For more information see: Cycle Champions Reading http://www.ctc.org.uk/DesktopDefault.aspx?TabID=5420