LCC-supported charity wins £330k in Lottery funding
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Wheels for Wellbeing, a disability cycling charity and recipient of TfL funding, has won a 3-year grant from the Big Lottery Fund to run weekly cycling sessions in Lambeth and Croydon.
The £330k award will secure three weekly sessions for cyclists with long-term health conditions or disabilities.
As a regular participant at the current Brockwell Park sessions in Brixton, Anna Wright is delighted. She says,
“I now know that I will be able to continue cycling with the club. Cycling gets me out and exercising. It has made me determined and has given me much more confidence. I’m now planning to buy a tricycle to ride on the road which will make me much more independent.”
Wheels for Wellbeing manager Janet Paske explains the importance of disability cycling:
“Funding cycling for disabled people is funding much more than access to leisure, transport and sport. It means increased mobility and personal safety and getting around without having to deal with the prejudices of others. Thanks to the Big Lottery Fund, we know that we can look forward to supporting more disabled people to cycle over the coming years.”
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