Tuesday, 29 January 2013

A Winter Gift For Local Community Cycling Project

Two bikes will be donated to You Can Bike Too, the all-ability community cycling project as part of Cambridgeshire County Council's commitment to cycling.

County Councillor Martin Curtis, the County's Cycling Champion, will officially present the two bikes to the project at 2.30pm on Tuesday 5th February, at Milton Country Park.

The two donated bikes are a Low Rider Trail Mate, a three-wheeled bike, and a Dax Scooter, which is used for learning and improving balance skills.

Cambridgeshire County Council has provided the bikes through the Local Sustainable Transport Fund (LSTF), established to help local transport authorities encourage more people to walk, cycle and travel sustainably.

You Can Bike Too is Cambridge's all-ability cycling project. Based at Milton Country Park, they have a range of bikes available for anyone to try out. These are especially good for nervous cyclists, people with disabilities, families riding together and people recovering from an injury or illness.

Ruth Brannon, You Can Bike Too Community Facilitator said: "We love bikes of all shapes and sizes and helping make sure that cycling is available for everyone no matter age, background or ability. We were so excited when Cambridgeshire County Council offered to help us and I'm sure these two new bikes will prove very popular."

Cllr Curtis said: "As a partner of You Can Bike Too, we're delighted to support their work to enable everyone to enjoy cycling. We hope that these two new bikes will be a great addition to the project's growing number of all-ability bikes and encourage more local residents to give cycling a go."