Project information

Inclusive Cycling

Inclusive cycling activities for people with learning difficulties, physical disabilities, stroke survivors and their carers.

January 2012 - January 2013

Charity information: EcoLocal (CEI)

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  • Need

    Need

    Providing much needed outdoor exercise and social engagement opportunities for for people with learning difficulties, physical disabilities, stroke survivors and their carers. Just 10.8 per cent of disabled people meet recommended levels of activity, and this number has changed very little in several years

    Solution

    We have a fleet of specially adapted cycles, trikes, side by side bikes and a team of instructors and volunteers running sessions in a safe and supported off-road environment.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    To deliver inclusive cycling sessions, brightens people's lives and increases their wellbeing

    Activities

    » Provide sessions and equipment.

    Success will be... the service fully funded and helping 100 people a week to benefit.


  • Impact

    Impact

    Increased health benefit amoungst our target groups and social engagement opportunities including volunteering opportunities

    Risk

    We have carried out a risk assessment and update this regularly. Staf are suitably trained and supported. The venue at Sutton Arena is ideal for this activity.

    Reporting

    However requested, but we assume through our website, via email and with written reports that will include short case studies and a summary of project activities etc.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £28,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £11,000 Cycle Sessions Twice weekly cycle sessions
      £2,000 Maintenance costs ongoing
      £3,000 Publicity To engage our target groups
      £2,000 Management To properly manage this activity
      £4,000 Venue Hire Hire of the cycling track
      £6,000 new equipment 2 additional cycles to meet specific needs

    Current Funding / Pledges

    Source Amount
    users £3 Conditional
  • Background

    Location

    Based at Sutton arena on the St Helier Estate between Carshalton and Merton

    Beneficiaries

    People with learning difficulties, physical disabilities, stroke survivors and their carers

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    We have worked with local disability groups who asked us to put this project together. We have the project up and running and are now seeking donations to increase its reach. The project has the potential to benefit many more people and is an example of the community doing something for itself.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.

    People

    Trevor Lancefield

    Oversee development and management of project.