Let’s give disabled young people cycling skills that will last a lifetime 

It was hard enough before Covid-19 for disabled young people to access sporting facilities, but it’s become even tougher since the pandemic, with almost 40% of disabled people less active than before the pandemic struck*. 

That’s why we’re launching a crowdfunding appeal. We’re raising money so we can teach 150 disabled young people to ride a bike (or get better at it!), by bringing specialist coaching and equipment to our brand new bike track that is currently being built in Salford. 

We’ll be running a 10-week programme with specialist qualified Level 2 BMX cycling coaches that will give disabled young people the confidence to get out and ride a bike. And we want to run more of these programmes and get more disabled young people onto bikes. 

Our aim is to get 150 people learning cycling skills that will last a lifetime! To do this we need to raise £15,000 and need your help.

It’s not just about cycling skills. There’s so much more to be gained including:

  • The confidence to try something new
  • A sense of independence
  • The chance to meet new people and make friends
  • Work on communication skills and teamwork
  • The chance to get out of the house and join in!

Your donation will be doubled! 

Our partners The London Marathon Charitable Trust will match every pound donated, up to a ceiling of £5,000, through their Strategic Partnership Grants programme. 

So every £1 you donate will be worth £2! 

How your donation will be used

Your donations could help to: 

  • Teach 150 disabled young people how to cycle, or become better at cycling, with coaching from British Cycling-trained experts
  • Ensure local disability groups and pupils at special educational needs schools have free access and expert coaching at the new bike track
  • Buy balance bikes and open-face helmets for young people with special educational needs 
  • Buy extra pads, helmets and PPE to ensure the track and equipment is Covid-safe

About the new bike track

The old bowling green at Peel Park in Little Hulton, Salford is being turned into a brand new bike park, giving local young people a safe space to cycle and skate. It’s being built by Access Sport with support from The London Marathon Charitable Trust, Places to Ride, Access Sport, Salford City Council and Little Hulton Big Local. All the money to build the track has been raised. 

Not only will this provide an amazing facility for all, but the development will become home to an inclusive cycling club run by local volunteers. 

How you can help

£30 could buy an open-face helmet required by some disabled young people who can't wear a closed one 

£60 could buy a balance bike suitable for a child with special educational needs 

£100 could buy 10 weeks of tuition for one disabled young person to learn how to cycle 

£165 could buy a strider bike suitable for a teen with learning and developmental disabilities

£500 could pay for 5 disabled young people to learn the skill of cycling which will last a lifetime

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*Activity Alliance: The Impact of Covid-19 On Disabled People, August 2020