Two TfL funded cycling clubs win Mayor’s Award for Active Travel
- By London Cycling Campaign on at 11:00pm 27 September 2010
- Posted in: News and blogs, Hillingdon, Lambeth
- Tagged with: awards, disabled, club
- Boroughs: Hillingdon, Lambeth
Photo Boris Johnson with the award winners
Both clubs have been supported by Transport for London’s Community Cycling Fund.
Awarded by the London Health Commission, the awards recognise achievements of small community-based organisations in improving the health of Londoners.
Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, said: ‘I’ve been terrifically impressed with the two winners, so much so we were unable to decide between them and have given both an award.’
‘These groups exemplify what can be achieved by the hard work of local communities. I commend their efforts and am delighted to see this kind of activity springing up all across London.’
The Slipstreamers have been running regular cycling sessions for young people in West London for over a decade. The volunteer-led cycling club encourages young people to cycle more often and to get active by providing opportunities for social, community and competitive cycling.
Wheels for Wellbeing is a charity which enables people with special needs to cycle in a safe environment. The all inclusive cycling club caters for cyclists with physical disabilities, learning difficulties and mental health problems.