Cyclopark in Gravesend appeals for volunteers to promote cycling for all

News Shopper: Pathways rider Darren Theodore, Amanda Harkett, Cyclo4All coordinator with pathway rider Mambir Sihota Pathways rider Darren Theodore, Amanda Harkett, Cyclo4All coordinator with pathway rider Mambir Sihota

A CYCLING centre in Gravesend is appealing for volunteers to help make the sport more accessible to disabled people.

Cyclopark launched the programme to expand the Wheels For All activity.

This scheme means disabled people can try out a variety of the park’s adaptive bikes and a team of trained volunteers find the right bike for the rider - allowing them to experience the freedom of cycling. 

Last year the programme helped over 200 people to cycle.

Cyclist Mambir Sihota, who has benefited from the Cyclo4All programme, said: "I like being able to cycle outside, it makes me feel great. 

"I never thought I could do it - I can’t believe how far I can now ride, it’s amazing."

Volunteer Maurine Waters said: "I have been volunteering for two years, from when the programme first started. 

"It’s great to see the freedom that it gives to the riders and seeing them achieve something they really enjoy.  Cyclo4All is a great community activity, which makes a real difference."

For more information, call Amanda Harkett on 01474 567145.

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3:51pm Mon 3 Feb 14

MellyMelly4 says...

My son is disabled.. and I still have to pay full price for him to cycle around there.
My son is disabled.. and I still have to pay full price for him to cycle around there. MellyMelly4

4:30pm Mon 3 Feb 14

HearTheFacts says...

MellyMelly4 wrote:
My son is disabled.. and I still have to pay full price for him to cycle around there.
If It's anything to do with British Cycling, when what do you expect?.

British Cycling is now out to claw as much revenue as to can. This is only the start, B.C will out price cycling!.

Be warned!.
[quote][p][bold]MellyMelly4[/bold] wrote: My son is disabled.. and I still have to pay full price for him to cycle around there.[/p][/quote]If It's anything to do with British Cycling, when what do you expect?. British Cycling is now out to claw as much revenue as to can. This is only the start, B.C will out price cycling!. Be warned!. HearTheFacts

8:56am Wed 5 Feb 14

AmandaHarkett says...

Hello MellyMelly4, Please give me a call at Cyclopark to discuss this. If your son is registered disabled he should not have to pay full price. Cyclo4all is a Wheels For All Centre and not affiliated with British Cycling.
Amanda Harkett - 01474 831400
Hello MellyMelly4, Please give me a call at Cyclopark to discuss this. If your son is registered disabled he should not have to pay full price. Cyclo4all is a Wheels For All Centre and not affiliated with British Cycling. Amanda Harkett - 01474 831400 AmandaHarkett

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