2 March 2017 - 10:21am
Vicki's story: From nervous cyclist to community cycle club leader
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.
3 May 2016 - 9:28am
How sessions at Edinburgh ABC have helped Alex
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
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.
8 February 2016 - 4:44pm
Happy Hannah laps up Cycling UK cycle sessions
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.
22 July 2015 - 3:14pm
Video: Join the Inclusive Cycling Network
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
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'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 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
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
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 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
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
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
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'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.
15 October 2014 - 11:24am
Olivia's story - cycling without limbs
When Olivia was two-years-old, she contracted Meningitis and had her lower legs and left arm amputated. She struggled to keep up with her friends who could cycle, but through the help of the inclusive cycling centre, Watchtree Wheelers, she's now riding her own bike.
9 October 2014 - 4:27pm
David's story - life after a stroke
David was a keen cyclist until a stroke significantly reduced his mobility and took his speech. After hearing about the All Ability Cycling project, David decided to give it ago, and he never looked back.