Cycling UK’s thank you to inclusive cycling centre

Alice Holt Inclusive Cycling volunteers and Cycling UK members Peter Jeans, Glenn Blake and Harry Glover
Cycling UK has made a £200 donation to Alice Holt Inclusive Cycling as a thank you for helping over 300 people try out adapted cycles at RideLondon 2016.

Alice Holt lent their fleet of adapted cycles to Cycling UK, enabling the national cycling charity to deliver all-inclusive activities in Green Park as part of the RideLondon weekend of cycling at the end of July.

Disabled and able-bodied people enjoyed having a go on a wide variety of cycles they wouldn’t usually have access to – such as recumbents, hand-powered trikes and a cycle which can carry a wheelchair.

Cycling UK’s Volunteer Support Officer Mark Slater presented the £200 cheque to Peter Jeans, Lead Volunteer at Alice Holt Inclusive Cycling, near Farnham, Surrey.  

Mark said: “We hope the activities we put on during RideLondon helped able-bodied people to understand why cycle infrastructure needs to be inclusive, while also giving those who have a disability the chance to try out a bike they might like to get for themselves in the future.

“The money is being used to buy new parts for the existing fleet at Alice Holt and service the other bikes, so they are all in good working order.

“The fantastic volunteers at Alice Holt continue to deliver cycle sessions to those with mental and physical disabilities throughout the winter and are part of the wider Cycling UK network of inclusive cycle groups across the country.”

Alice Holt Inclusive Cycling has sessions every Thursday from 9.30am-12.30pm. The cost is £2.50 per session, with carers riding for free. To find out more watch the inclusive cycling video below.