Project information

Ensuring sustainability

The overall Project enables people of all ages and abilities to cycle. Many of these people have no other facilities to exercise, and cycling provides this opportunity. Pedal Power employs staff and funding for staff and core services is needed to ensure this service continues

it is continuous

Charity information: Friends of Pedal Power Project

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  • Need


    Disabled people are often excluded from community activities as there are insufficient facilities or knowledge of what disabled people are able to do. Therefore disabled people can get physically unfit, and also depressed, as they aren't able to participate with their peers.


    Pedal Power has a large range of trikes and accessories, and trained staff and volunteers who can give individuals the cycling experience. Pedal Power will assess each individual to allocate the correct trike and any other necessary equipment. They will also train the individual or support staff who accompany them. There is provision of a second bike for a friend or family member to accompany the disabled cyclist. Pedal Power also runs social events where individuals can make new friends.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    enable disabled people to cycle


    » Assessment of individuals to allocate the correct bike
    » train individuals or care worker/family member how to support and encourage the individual

    What success will look like

    Success will be achieved when:-
    the individual attends regularly
    cycle longer distances

    Aim 2

    ensure the centre is able to continue to open daily


    » increase the uptake of cycle hire increase sale in the cafe hold fundraising events seek out corporate sponsorship seek out donations

    What success will look like

    Success will be achieved when:-
    income from cycle hire and cafe increases
    more donations
    increased sponsorship

  • Impact


    Cyclistss quality of life improves as they get out and exercise. They will also become fitter. Some will report increased mobility, increased self esteem as they learn a new skill. Inclusion rather than exclusion.


    the main risk is insufficient funding.
    Pedal Power has developed a short - long term strategy to increase income raised through cycle hire and its Spokes cafe, and also an immediate funding strategy.


    Monthly updates via email of fundraising events and progress and success in raising funds

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £281,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £165,000 staffing 2full-time and 9part-time
      £40,000 depreciation on building
      £42,000 cycle and kitchen cycle parts,depreciation and food
      £34,000 running costs insurance, auditor, env cleaning, maint.electric etc

    Current Funding / Pledges

    Source Amount
    Baily Thomas Foundation £9,333 Guaranteed
    BBC Children in Need £10,426 Guaranteed
    Big Lotter Fund £24,212 Guaranteed
    Lloyds TSB Foundation £7,500 Guaranteed
    Future Jobs Fund £7,500 Guaranteed
    iNcome from bike hire and cafe £100,000 Conditional
  • Background


    Pedal Power is based in the centre of Cardiff and has access to the traffic free beautiful parkland of Cardiff . The Centre attracts disabled people from a 35 mile radius around Cardiff. Its purpose built facility was opened 4 years ago and it has grown rapidy giving many disabled children and adults the opportunity to cycle


    Pedal Power makes cycling accessible to people of all ages and abilities. Many are disabled, or others have never had the opportunity to cycle.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    Pedal Power has been operating for the past 4 years and staff have developed expertise to work with individuals and facilitate them to cycle. Pedal Power has a wide range of trikes and accessories to make this possible

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Gabriela Todd

    Physiotherapist who assesses all new disabled children, and recommends the most suitable trike. Gives parents advice on how to support their child

    John Reed

    Cycle training officer - assesses new disabled cyclists and recommends the most suitable trike. Delivers cycle training at all levels

    Meirion Rhys

    Cycle maintenance officer - checks, maintains and repairs trikes and bikes - Cytech trained

    Sybil Williams

    Oversees running of the Project, Builds links with the Community and other organisations. Oversees fundraising activities, makes funding application