Club gets £3k for new bike

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A cycling club for people with disabilities has received a £3,000 donation for a new bike.

Havercroft-based Wheels for All was given the cash by the West Riding Masonic Charities Grand Provincial Master’s Fund earlier this year.

Wheels for All, based at the Havercroft and Ryhill Sports and Youth centre, has now used the money to buy a double seated Roam Duo-Rider cycle.

It is the second time the club has benefitted from the support of the Grand Provincial Master’s Fund. It received a £2,000 grant in 2010, which it used to buy a double Joyrider bike.

Wheels for All, which was set up four years ago, has a fleet of adapted bikes to help people of all ages who have additional needs. It is aimed at increasing mobility and confidence and promoting healthy lifestyles for those who would otherwise find it difficult to access leisure and exercise facilities.

Club co-ordinator Gail Tombs said: “The cost of buying this cycle was beyond the budget of our group. With the generous support of the Grand Provincial Master’s Fund we are thrilled to add this great bike to our existing fleet. We would like to say a big thank-you – we are overwhelmed that they have supported us to the tune of £5,000 in the past three years.”

Wheels for All meets at the Mulberry Avenue centre between 10am and noon on the second Saturday of every month.

For more information about the club, visit www.wheelsforallhavercroft.org or call Ms Tombs on 07762 018136.