City residents with disabilities and ill-health are being given the chance to cycle around a local beauty spot on adapted bikes.
Stoke-on-Trent City Council has teamed up with specialist bike provider Wheels for All to provide the cycling taster day tomorrow (Tuesday 19 June), from 10am to 4pm.
A variety of adapted bikes will be available, including handcycles, trikes and quad bikes, and a route has been planned which will suite even the most inexperienced cyclist.
Qualified and experienced staff will be on hand to offer assistance, and everyone taking part will be entitled to a 10 per cent discount in the café at Westport Lake Visitor Centre, thanks to the support of Staffordshire Wildlife Trust.
Councillor Ruth Rosenau, cabinet member for regeneration, planning and transportation, said: “This is the first time we have offered such a taster session, and we are really looking forward to the day. The event takes place in national bike week, and we want to ensure disabled people have as much access to cycling as possible.
“There are lots of specially adapted bikes available, so if you thought that cycling wasn’t for you because of a disability or ill-health, why not come along and see what you can do!”
Anyone wishing to take part should contact access support assistant Alyson Shorthouse on 01782 236667 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.