Accessible Cycling charity urges people to volunteer in Copeland this February

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Copeland Wheels For All are re-launching this February and they’re expecting the number of participants to double!

The cycling sessions and adapted bikes attract people, who are recovering after hospital admission, have disabilities, learning difficulties and mobility issues.

Riding an adapted bike is a terrific way to exercise, enjoy the outdoors and improve mobility issues for people who have joint problems or recovering from a stroke, but more volunteers are needed to greater benefit the community.

Wheels For All Training is scheduled for Tuesday 15th February so that volunteers can support children and adults to use the adapted bikes safely and progress from four to two wheels. The bikes available are two-wheelers, adult trikes, quads, handcycles, a side by side tandem and a wheelchair transporter bike.

Tom Glynn, National Volunteer Coordinator for Cycling Projects, said: “Last year has been really difficult for everyone, and we have seen people struggle to find ways to keep active, which is suitable for their health conditions and mobility issues”

“This February we hope that people will consider volunteering for Copeland Wheel For All, as it has a huge positive impact, not just on the lives of the participants, but also on the volunteer themselves, as there are less than 50 accessible cycling centres in England, which means the residents in Copeland are fortunate to have this cycling centre locally for all to enjoy”

“It’s well known that volunteering makes you happier, improves wellbeing, increases overall fitness, provides opportunities to make friends and is a fulfilling way to help your local community”.

We have cycling volunteer opportunities available at Copeland Stadium on Wednesdays and the first and third Saturday of every month.

Find out more about volunteering for Copeland Wheels for All and our training course by calling 07703596244 or emailing mike.askew@cycling.org.uk

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