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New Cornish Disabled Cycling Club to take to the road

Friday 4th February 2011

New Cornish Disabled Cycling Club to take to the road


Next month Lady Mary Holborow and veteran Major Phil Packer will be launching an exciting new disabled cycling club for Cornwall.

On Saturday 5 March, Cycleability will be riding into action with a launch event at Newquay Sports Centre from 11am until 3pm.

Amongst the guests supporting the event will be Lady Mary Holborow - Lord Lieutenant of Cornwall, Lady Vanessa George, Dr Gary Brickley - Senior Sports lecturer at the University of Brighton and Paralympic cycling coach, and Major Phil Packer who is founder of the British Inspiration Trust.

At the event there will be a range of all ability cycles, sports wheelchairs, recumbent bikes and go-karts for attendees to try out, which have been supplied by Quest 88, ICE and Invacare.

Cycleability has been established by Disability Sports Officer at the Cornwall Sports Partnership, Steve Hillman, and GoRide instructor, Wendy Creed, to enable anyone and everyone, without exception, to have access to cycling; it will be Cornwall's very own mobile disabled cycling club.

Steve Hillman, from the Cornwall Sports Partnership, comments: "Although it's still very early days, our aim for Cycleability is to provide an inclusive cycling framework for all abilities. There will be regular cycle rides taking place all across the county to give as many people as possible the chance to get involved, plus we will also be setting up a fixed base for the club.

"The launch event in Newquay is open to anyone and we would love for people to join us to find out just what Cycleability is all about! There will be loads to do on the day and our VIPs will be with us throughout the event to chat to attendees and share their own inspirational stories."

There is no need to book on to the event, but for further details please contact Steve Hillman at the Cornwall Sports Partnership on 01872 323344.

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