Third Place CTC National Volunteer of the Year and CTC Voluntary Group of the Year – Sue Blaylock

Sue Blaylock accepting her Award
Sue Blaylock accepting her Award
Sue Blaylock has strived for eight years to make cycling available to everyone in the Manchester area, regardless of age, background or disability. She is a founder of Wythenshawe Wheelers, an inclusive cycling club where disabled people come first.

Sue has overseen the growth of the club  from using a handful of borrowed bikes to owning over 170 adapted cycles. Around 450 riders with disabilities regularly attend cycling sessions. The success of the Wheelers has led to two similar groups being formed in South Manchester. Sue has stepped down from her PE teaching career in order to commit even more of her own time to her passion. Her dedication, and that of her colleagues, was recognised with the Queens Award for Voluntary Services in 2011.

Sue told CTC: “People often ask why I volunteer – it’s hard to explain but it’s so rewarding. To see a child with brain injuries riding a bike and loving it – there’s nothing better. Starting Wythenshawe Wheelers is one of the best things I’ve ever done – I’m so proud of what we’ve achieved.”

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