CTC Case Studies

29 September 2015 - 1:30pm
Tony’s story – getting a mountain biking job
Bike Club participant Tony Burns
Tony gained skills and confidence through being part of Bike Club and now he has found a job doing what he loves – cycling.
22 July 2015 - 2:14pm
Video: Join the Inclusive Cycling Network
CTC cycling Case Study
CTC teamed up with Cycling Projects to promote the largest network of inclusive cycling centres. The centres provide thousands of people with the opportunity to experience cycling whatever their ability.
12 May 2015 - 12:39pm
The Henstones – keeping fit and active as a family
Girl riding a trike
Getting out and being active was a challenge for the Henstone family. All six children have disabilities, so finding something that is suitable isn't easy. Thanks to Cycling4All Shropshire, the family has found a new love for cycling.
15 February 2015 - 3:18pm
Richard's story - renewed confidence outdoors
Richard on a mountain trike out on location
Richard's mobility gradually decreased after he was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. However, since finding Experience Community mountain trike group, Richard is able to go out for rides with others and rediscover the outdoors.
26 January 2015 - 1:00pm
Diana's story - respite for mum
Diana on a bike
Diana was a reluctant cyclist when she first arrived at one of Trailnet’s introductory inclusive cycling sessions. Now, over two years later she is confidently using a bicycle and is one of the centre’s most regular and enthusiastic riders.
19 January 2015 - 11:18am
Neil’s story – an award winning volunteer
Volunteer, Neil, at the inclusive cycling centre
Neil has been volunteering at Give it a Spin Live!@New Scene in Cheshire for many years and feels that helping at the centre has helped to boost his confidence and to keep him physically active.
8 January 2015 - 10:23am
Lewis's Story - how Bike Club helped
Lewis Balsillie
Through funding and support from Bike Club, Lewis Balsillie has grown and developed from a teenager who went along to a school club to a young leader and peer mentor.
8 January 2015 - 8:49am
Jasuben's story - Learning to ride at 65
Group cycling session in action
Jasuben had been wanting to join her husband on family rides for many years but had never had the opportunity to learn to cycle until she heard of some adult cycle sessions run through CTC's Cycle Champions project in Leicester. Now, she's not only cycling but she's gained lots of confidence too.
11 December 2014 - 3:26pm
Pat's story - Getting back on a bike after 65 years!
Pat Lemon, Plymouth
Pat Lemon's interest in cycling was sparked when she read about another female cyclist in local newsletter. The problem was, she hadn't cycled in sixty-five years! Now, with the help of CTC cycle training, she is back on her bike.
5 December 2014 - 8:00am
Peter's story - Volunteering for a decade
Peter, senior volunteer at Alice Holt inclusive cycling
Peter loves cycling and has been only to happy to volunteer at the Alice Holt inclusive cycling centre for the last ten years. Volunteering at the sessions makes Peter happy and keeps him fit and active.
18 November 2014 - 11:32am
Helping Care Homes - cycling in a safe environment
Cyclist on a trike
Cycling at inclusive cycling centre Wheels for All – Get Cycling in Sefton gives the riders from Brook Lea Care Home the chance to keep fit and gain independence within a safe environment.
17 November 2014 - 4:58pm
Inspiring adults with learning disabilities in Leeds
Two riders on a tandem quad bike
Care homes run through Leeds City Council bring their clients cycling to give them better access to activities within the community. Cycling not only helps to keep them fit but it also helps them to relax if they've had a difficult time.
14 November 2014 - 11:26am
Portsmouth - A City to Share
CTC cycling Case Study
In response to a challenge from the Leader of Portsmouth City Council Cllr Donna Jones, Portsmouth Cycle Forum has just launched 'A City to Share', its strategy to put safe cycling at the heart of Portsmouth’s transport policy.
10 November 2014 - 11:06am
Deb's story - patient to cycle instructor
CTC cycling Case Study
Two knee operations put a temporary end to Deb Garbutt’s ability to cycle, until she joined a Wheels for Wellbeing session. Now, she’s not only cycling again but she’s a qualified cycle instructor too!
6 November 2014 - 1:36pm
Brenda’s story – learning to ride a bike with CTC
CTC cycling Case Study
Brenda was keen to join in one of the local led rides; the only problem was, she’d never ridden a bike before! Through the help of CTC’s Ross Adams, she’s now riding a bike and cycling with her family.
17 October 2014 - 2:38pm
Sophia's story - a family who cycles together
Sophia with her sister and dad riding one of the adapted cycles
Sophia's parents had always struggled to find activities that they could do together as a family. However, they discovered the 'You Can Bike Too' project, Sophia learnt to cycle and her family can now spend time together, exercising and having fun.
15 October 2014 - 10:24am
Olivia's story - cycling without limbs
Olivia cycling on her bike
When Olivia was two-years-old, she contracted Meningitis and had her lower legs and left arm amputated. She struggled to keep up with her friends who could cycle, but through the help of the inclusive cycling centre, Watchtree Wheelers, she's now riding her own bike.
9 October 2014 - 3:27pm
David's story - life after a stroke
David on his trike with his grandchildren
David was a keen cyclist until a stroke significantly reduced his mobility and took his speech. After hearing about the All Ability Cycling project, David decided to give it ago, and he never looked back.
26 September 2014 - 4:07pm
Laura's story - cycling for recuperation
Laura and her mum on the side by side tandem
Laura was a PE teacher, but a brain tumour triggered a stroke, leaving her paralysed down one side. Find out how an inclusive cycling centre helped her.
15 September 2014 - 10:41am
Working at Wyre Wheels lifts Angela’s spirits
Girl hold an umbrella on a bike
Angela’s mental health problems had left her feeling depressed and she shunned social situations. However, volunteering at Wyre Wheels has given Angela her life back; her confidence is up and she enjoys socialising again.




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