New cycle club launched 

04/06/10

Bolton Triathlon Club is launching a new cycling club designed specifically for people with disabilities.

The club, run in partnership with Bolton Council, opens for business at 6pm on Monday, June 7 at Leverhulme Park Community Club, and uses Wheels for All cycling provision.

Leverhulme Park is one of more than 40 Wheels for All centres in the UK, giving disabled people more chances to cycle.

A range of adapted cycles designed for disabled people of all abilities will be made available at the club, including quads, tandems and hand cycles.

Around seven people can be taught during each session due to the number of adapted bikes available. As the groups will be small, high quality teaching and supervision will be able to be given by Wheels for All qualified staff.

Councillor Ebrahim Adia, Bolton Council’s Executive Member for Children’s Services, said: “The club will provide a safe, inclusive, structured environment for disabled people to enjoy cycling.”

“As well as teaching those involved a valuable skill, this project will help give them the opportunity to meet new people and make new friends.”

Each session lasts for one hour, and costs £2.50. The project is open to all disabled people, aged 6 years and above. For more information, contact Graham Marshall on 01204 334109.

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