Funding success for community cycling projects
LCC has won funding for two community cycling projects that were founded using money from the Community Cycling Fund.
Pedal4Health has successfully bid for funding from Capital FM’s Help a London Child.
The project delivers cycle training to people of all ages in South London, raising awareness of the health benefits. The extra funding is specifically aimed at children and young people.
Founder of Pedal4Health Fred Ellis said, "I'm so pleased to be able to provide even more people with the chance to learn how to ride a bike.
"It's a right of passage that no child should be denied and this funding will enable even more Londoners to be healthy and active as part of their everyday lives."
Pedal4Health welcomes applications from community groups and projects who would like cycle training.
For more information about the scheme contact Fred Ellis on 020 8393 7724 or contact LCC's community team by using the form at the bottom of this page.
Agewell on Wheels
Agewell on Wheels, run in conjunction with Hammersmith & Fulham Council, provides tailored cycle training to the over 50s.
In partnership with LCC, Agewell on Wheels applied to the Bike Hub New Ideas Fund to roll out the pilot project to two more London boroughs, and as the next stage in a phased expansion plan. It's hoped project will go nationwide, creating even more confident older cyclists across the country.
Gwen Cook, who came up with the idea and runs the project in Hammersmith & Fulham was overjoyed with the good news: "Cycling is a great solution to getting older people active as well as being a convenient way to get about.
"However, older non-cyclists can lack confidence and overestimate the barriers to cycling. The tailored cycle training we offer takes into consideration all these barriers and participants are delighted when they learn to ride.
"There is also a social element to the project and people have formed great friendships through the project and so we are delighted to be able to offer the programme to even more people."
Comic relief grants of up to £10K are available to community groups and grassroots organisations that increase access to sport for people who face social exclusion and isolation. For more details visit the Comic Relief website (link on the right).
Grassroots Grants of up to £5K are available to help build thriving local communities and empower them to achieve change.
The grant scheme is administered through various local providers.