A "Highly Commended" Social Enterprise, Scarborough Business Awards 2015
Winner of "Inclusive Sport Award", Scarborough & District Sports Council 2015
The Duke of York's Community Initiative award winner 2017
Rob Brown (Scarborough Festival of Cycling) who was instrumental in running the Bikeability programme in Scarborough under the Sports Partnership scheme and Pete Blood of local bike hire company Let's Bike who also provides the Balanceability scheme to local primary schools are setting up a unique Inclusive Cycling Centre in Scarborough that will benefit Scarborough and Ryedale communities. The object of the scheme is to provide cycling opportunities for anyone with a disability, including those with temporary disabilities, the elderly, those who suffer from dementia or isolation and anyone else who wishes to gain the health benefits which cycling can provide.
This has been set up as a partnership and is run as a non-profit-making scheme. We are in the process of applying for funding so that we can offer the whole community the opportunity to engage in the benefits of cycling at a low cost.
Our instructors are highly experienced and have qualifications from Bikeability and MIAS (mountain biking) amongst other organisations. The instructors possess valid DBS clearance and have successfully completed courses in dementia awareness, safeguarding children, College of Policing Channel Awareness and others.
We have developed a Satellite bike club scheme which engages with local youngsters to encourage them to channel their energies into biking activities.
We have run many sessions at the Gallows Close Communty Centre, Barrowcliff. We are mobile, so have been able to transport bikes to run sessions at Woodlands Academy and the Action for Children Centre. We have free "taster days" which exhibit adapted bikes such as tandems, hand-crank bikes, adult trikes, side-by-side trikes, wheelchair bikes, electric bikes, recumbent bikes and also standard bikes to try out under the supervision of our trained instructors.
If you are interested in such activities either for yourself or your organisation and you require further information then please email or call Rob or Pete (see Contact page).