Cycling event for young disabled people

Published on 18th March 2013

Silver bicycle bell displaying the text 'I heart my bike'

Local disabled young people can take part in a disability adapted cycling event at the Prince of Wales Stadium this weekend.

The event, on Saturday 23 March, is an exciting ‘taster’ opportunity for young people to come along with their carers, families and friends and experience cycling on a track as seen at the London 2012 Games.

The sports development team are supporting the Adapted Cycling Event which will be held at the Prince of Wales stadium from 11am until 3.30pm. Young people can come along and get involved free of charge and experience cycling using a range of different bikes and test them out on the athletics track.

Tom Sparks, sports development officer for Cheltenham Borough Council, said: "We are delighted to work with Active Gloucestershire to support this exciting event. Quest 88 specialise in disability sports equipment and will be coming along to offer their bikes for anyone wanting to have a go.

“We are really pleased to be involved and able to offer this kind of event and thanks to Rowland and Quest 88 we are able to do so. It's an ideal opportunity for wheelchair users to discover what is available to them."

If you would like to come along, or for more information, please email Rowland Clark at Active Gloucestershire.


For press enquiries contact: Kelly Carter, communications officer, telephone 01242 264154, email kelly.carter@www.cheltenham.gov.uk