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20 June 2017 - 11:01am
Rachel and her local church fundraise £1,000 for the Edinburgh All-Ability Bike Club
Keith and Rachel Wilson, with Church members and Cycling UK staff
Rachel Wilson, aged 28, has been coming to the Edinburgh All-Ability Bike Club since it opened and is one of the project’s very first participants. Two years’ later, while she is still a regular rider with the ABC, we’ve since discovered that she has been on an impressive fundraising journey with her local church based in the south of Edinburgh, the Reid Memorial Church.
2 June 2017 - 12:06pm
The Big Bike Revival visits Cantray in the Scottish Highlands
The Big Bike Revival visits the Highland Cycle Ability Centre
This summer Cycling UK is working with 100 groups and centres in Scotland to get even more people back on their bike for everyday journeys. The Highland Cycle Ability Centre held a Big Bike Revival event and they were inundated with people wanting to learn more about inclusive cycling.
2 March 2017 - 10:21am
Vicki's story: From nervous cyclist to community cycle club leader
Vicki Jackson and her community cycle club
Like many people, Vicki Jackson had always loved cycling but a fear of traffic and lack of confidence in her fitness meant that she was restricted to short distances and off-road routes. That all changed when Vicki went along to a Dr Bike session organised by Cycling UK and Hampshire County Council's sustainable travel programme back in 2015.
14 December 2016 - 4:09pm
Edinburgh ABC helps Michael get cycling again
Cycling UK cycling Case Study
Michael, a 37 year-old disabled man from Stenhouse in Edinburgh has only been visiting the ABC for a few months but is already hooked on cycling.
3 May 2016 - 9:28am
How sessions at Edinburgh ABC have helped Alex
CTC cycling Case Study
Alex Cullis is a 19 year old who has been attending Edinburgh ABC bike sessions regularly since October 2015. Alex has autism and learning disabilities and has made great progress using the side-by-side trike.
22 March 2016 - 3:44pm
Mandy’s on a two-wheeled road to recovery
Cycling UK cycling Case Study - Mandy Coxon
Back in the dark days, Mandy Coxon had to make a determined effort to remain standing behind the safety line on the station platform as her train came in after work. She would often sit in a corner and cry when she got home, just thankful to have made it through another day.
26 February 2016 - 1:00am
From stress to inner strength - how cycling changed Mave’s life
Cycling UK Case Study - Mave Sharman
Mave Sharman started cycling again after suffering work-related stress – but she admits she still had major barriers to overcome.
8 February 2016 - 4:44pm
Happy Hannah laps up Cycling UK cycle sessions
Cycling UK Case Study - Hannah Pool
Hannah Pool smiles excitedly as she puts on her cycle helmet and elbow pads. “Just getting kitted out,” she says before getting on her bike to take to the track at the Palmer Park Sports Stadium in Reading.
29 September 2015 - 2:30pm
Tony’s story – getting a mountain biking job
Bike Club participant Tony Burns
Tony gained skills and confidence through being part of Bike Club and now he has found a job doing what he loves – cycling.
22 July 2015 - 3:14pm
Video: Join the Inclusive Cycling Network
Cycling UK Case Study
Cycling UK teamed up with Cycling Projects to promote the largest network of inclusive cycling centres. The centres provide thousands of people with the opportunity to experience cycling whatever their ability.
12 May 2015 - 1:39pm
The Henstones – keeping fit and active as a family
Girl riding a trike
Getting out and being active was a challenge for the Henstone family. All six children have disabilities, so finding something that is suitable isn't easy. Thanks to Cycling4All Shropshire, the family has found a new love for cycling.
15 February 2015 - 4:18pm
Richard's story - renewed confidence outdoors
Richard on a mountain trike out on location
Richard's mobility gradually decreased after he was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. However, since finding Experience Community mountain trike group, Richard is able to go out for rides with others and rediscover the outdoors.
26 January 2015 - 2:00pm
Diana's story - respite for mum
Diana on a bike
Diana was a reluctant cyclist when she first arrived at one of Trailnet’s introductory inclusive cycling sessions. Now, over two years later she is confidently using a bicycle and is one of the centre’s most regular and enthusiastic riders.
19 January 2015 - 12:18pm
Neil’s story – an award winning volunteer
Volunteer, Neil, at the inclusive cycling centre
Neil has been volunteering at Give it a Spin Live!@New Scene in Cheshire for many years and feels that helping at the centre has helped to boost his confidence and to keep him physically active.
8 January 2015 - 11:23am
Lewis's Story - how Bike Club helped
Lewis Balsillie
Through funding and support from Bike Club, Lewis Balsillie has grown and developed from a teenager who went along to a school club to a young leader and peer mentor.
5 December 2014 - 9:00am
Peter's story - Volunteering for a decade
Peter, senior volunteer at Alice Holt inclusive cycling
Peter loves cycling and has been only too happy to volunteer at the Alice Holt inclusive cycling centre for the last ten years. Volunteering at the sessions makes Peter happy and keeps him fit and active.
18 November 2014 - 12:32pm
Helping Care Homes - cycling in a safe environment
Cyclist on a trike
Cycling at inclusive cycling centre Wheels for All – Get Cycling in Sefton gives the riders from Brook Lea Care Home the chance to keep fit and gain independence within a safe environment.
17 November 2014 - 5:58pm
Inspiring adults with learning disabilities in Leeds
Two riders on a tandem quad bike
Care homes run through Leeds City Council bring their clients cycling to give them better access to activities within the community. Cycling not only helps to keep them fit but it also helps them to relax if they've had a difficult time.
10 November 2014 - 12:06pm
Deb's story - patient to cycle instructor
Cycling UK cycling Case Study
Two knee operations put a temporary end to Deb Garbutt’s ability to cycle, until she joined a Wheels for Wellbeing session. Now, she’s not only cycling again but she’s a qualified cycle instructor too!
17 October 2014 - 3:38pm
Sophia's story - a family who cycles together
Sophia with her sister and dad riding one of the adapted cycles
Sophia's parents had always struggled to find activities that they could do together as a family. However, they discovered the 'You Can Bike Too' project, Sophia learnt to cycle and her family can now spend time together, exercising and having fun.
 
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