Tag Archives: disability

Out on Your Loan scheme launched by Cycling Projects

Cycling Projects has launched a new Out on Your Loan scheme, a new inclusive cycling programme that aims to support disabled people from across the West Midlands who want to travel and be active by making cycling journeys in their local area. The charity will provide support, training and guidance …

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Open Country presents Sustrans with award for helping improve disabled access

Yorkshire-based charity Open Country has presented Sustrans’ North team with an award for its contribution to improving disabled access across Yorkshire. Open Country’s Good Access Scheme award celebrates efforts to open up more accessible routes for walkers and cyclists. Sustrans’ team in Yorkshire completed an extension of the cycle path …

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Wheels for Wellbeing to pilot inclusive cycle hire scheme with Bikeworks

Wheels for Wellbeing has received support from Sport England’s ‘Open Call for Innovative Solutions’ to develop and pilot an inclusive cycle hire scheme for London, with east London partner Bikeworks. During the pandemic, non-disabled people have been encouraged to get their cycles out, but this has not been an option …

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Wheels for Wellbeing sets out key recommendations for inclusive cycling in updated guide

Wheels for Wellbeing has published its updated Guide to Inclusive Cycling. Now in its fourth edition, the charity’s flagship policy document sets out key recommendations for inclusive cycling, many of which have been included in the Department for Transport’s new Cycle Design Guidance (LTN 1/20), published in July 2020. The …

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Wheels for Wellbeing calls for Government to prioritise freedom of movement of disabled people

Wheels for Wellbeing has issued a statement asking the Government and local authorities to prioritise the freedom of movement of disabled and older people in post-lockdown Britain. The charity points out that lockdown is having a greater detrimental impact on disabled people, who are more likely to have been self-isolating, …

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Insync and inventor get backing of global manufacturer for special needs trike

A part-time inventor who has designed a trike for special needs children has received the backing of a second global business to help bring his work to market. Les McMahon is working with Manchester-based Insync Bikes to perfect the trike he engineered for his young neighbour, and his social media …

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Tomcat wins Queen’s Award for Bullet range of tricycles

Tomcat has won the Queen’s Award for Enterprise in Innovation with its Bullet range of tricycles. For over 22 years Tomcat has built on its innovation of Carer Control, whereby the steering, braking and speed of a trike are controlled by a carer, with nearly 50 further innovations. “The outbreak …

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British Cycling to open first West Midlands disability hub

British Cycling has announced that its 12th HSBC UK Disability Hub will open in Stourport, improving access to the sport for people with disabilities in the West Midlands. The first two-hour session will be held at Stourport Sports Club on 31st March and delivered monthly thereafter by qualified British Cycling …

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