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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.
10 November 2014 - 11:06am
Deb's story - patient to cycle instructor
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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!
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.
10 September 2014 - 2:55pm
Alicia's story - teaching an adult to ride a bike
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Is it ever too late to learn to ride a bike? Definitely not, as Alicia recently found out when she asked CTC Cycle Instructor Julie Rand for help. Alicia has wanted to learn to cycle for nearly 30 years.
3 September 2014 - 4:14pm
Lindsay's story
Lindsay with her dog
Lindsay's life was transformed by an accident that left her paralysed from the chest down. Now, with the help of an inclusive cycling centre, her fitness levels have improved so much she has become a personal trainer.
14 August 2014 - 1:06pm
The transforming power of cycling
Cyclist at sunset
Children of all ages and abilities are offered the chance to ride all-ability cycles through Alice Holt Forest in Hampshire. CTC's Kay Lakin went along for a session to see the huge smiles on their faces.
21 August 2013 - 3:22pm
Cycling after a Stroke
David Watts riding his bike
The sight of his three professional quality bikes hung up in the garage was a constant reminder of what David Watts was missing following a stroke.
24 July 2013 - 1:52pm
Never too late to get back to cycling
Lawrie with fellow riders
Lawrie aged 75 gets back on a bike after 40 years, joining a health ride at Moors Valley Country Park in Dorset.
22 July 2013 - 11:31am
Cycling for mental and emotional health
Jacqui Wilcox, who now works part time as a cycling instructor
Some things we do are life changing. For Jacqui Wilcox, taking part in a project called Bike Minded was exactly that.
15 May 2013 - 2:37pm
Cycling for mental health
The Mental Health Team and their bikes
Sheffield CTC has been working with the Sheffield Health Trust for several years helping people with low level mental health issues.
22 April 2013 - 5:16pm
Jim enjoys a new lease of life with Lisburn Tandem Group
Riders on a tandem
Jim Moore stopped cycling when his eyesight deteriorated but he longed to be back on a bike. Then he discovered the LIsburn Tandem Group and has discovered a new 'cycling' lease of life.
14 January 2013 - 11:53am
Everybody Active! All-ability cycling sessions at Palmer Park, Reading
Leanne attends CTC's inclusive bike sessions for disabled riders.
Therese Bjorn and intern Galia Chan join CTC Development Officer in Reading Javed Saddique to find out more about how CTC's Everybody Active sessions improve the well-being of people with disabilities and learning difficulties.
10 January 2013 - 12:23pm
Cycling back to health after a stroke
Ken Robinson on his low rider
After suffering from a stroke, Ken Robinson has rekindled his passion for cycling and with some help and support from CTC's Cycling Development Officer in Sheffield Steve Marsden he's pedalling once more.
26 October 2012 - 2:05pm
How CTC helped provide a perfect cycling solution for one family in Essex
Emily leads a group of mums cycling with their kids
CTC Cycle Champions is unashamedly enthusiastic about getting people back on a bike, often after years and sometimes for the first time ever. Many go on to make cycling a regular part of their daily lives and the benefits are huge. Lee and Emily's story is a great example.
16 October 2012 - 2:50pm
Amanda pedals through the pain of CRPS
Amanda Nelson prepares for LEJOG
Not so long ago, our Swindon Champion, Anna Cipullo, wrote a blog about Amanda Nelson detailing a strong independent women determined to battle through complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) in order to continue cycling.
2 October 2012 - 4:27pm
Lee Valley Cycle Ability Bike Club Leader Charlie Coates
Charlie Coates (centre) leading a group on the marshes
Charlie Coates is working really hard as a Bike Club Leader at Lee Valley Cycle Ability Bike Club for disabled riders, their families, friends and carers. They have a great selection of adapted bikes at Stonebridge Lock that members can borrow for a lovely relaxing ride along the leafy park paths

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