Wheels for All Colchester has expanded its offering to include weekend family cycle sessions, catering to disabled people and their families, after receiving a significant £58,000 investment.
Colchester City Council’s new Portfolio Holder for Communities, Cllr Natalie Sommers, visited Wheels for All on Saturday, 10 June to celebrate the investment.
The NHS funding – which was received in July 2022 – has enabled Wheels for All to offer families in Colchester a unique opportunity to take part in fun and engaging cycling activities with their loved ones, regardless of their abilities. It has already paid for additional cycle track sessions at the Colchester Sports Park to meet demand; purchased more adaptive bicycles for differing abilities; financed staffing and support; and helped identify individuals who would benefit from Wheels for All who may be unaware of the scheme.
Wheels for All is a nationally recognised charity that encourages fun cycling activities for anyone regardless of their needs, using a range of adapted bikes. This allows disabled people to take party in enjoyable and stimulating cycling sessions, providing a boost to their overall wellbeing.
The sessions will run from 1pm to 3pm and cost £5 per child, with parents and carers cycling for free. A wide range of non-standard cycles (as well as two-wheelers) are available to ride, with helmets provided and support from our trained staff and volunteers. Sessions can be booked in advance by clicking here.