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
SRCC is a unique Inclusive Cycling Centre in Scarborough that benefits the communities of Scarborough and Ryedale. Our objective 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 indeed anyone else who wishes to gain the health benefits which cycling can provide.
This is run as a non-profit-making scheme. We 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 run a bike club scheme which engages with local youngsters to encourage them to channel their energies into biking activities. We are mobile, so are able to transport bikes to sessions in Dalby Forest, along the Scarborough seafront, on the "cinder track" and others. We have free "taster days" which exhibit adapted bikes such as tandems, hand-cranked 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).
Since our first event at Gallows Close in December 2014 we have run over 200 events at a variety of locations including Woodlands Academy, Dalby Forest, Whitby West Cliff and Sports Centre, North Bay, the Cinder Track, Oliver's Mount and the University campus.
We have travelled to York to contribute to the Dialysis Games and have put on a display at the Great Yorkshire Show. We loved the Tour de Yorkshire and the part we played in 2015, 2016 and 2017 - even if it was only for "the last mile"! Our TV appearances on BBC Look North have been a great opportunity to raise awareness of our project which will hopefully encourage more people to enjoy this great pastime with us.
All this could not have been achieved without our brilliant volunteers who have committed so many hours of their valuable time. A big thank you to all of them. We have further exciting plans in mind - we look forward to seeing you!
SRCC is proud to
support the RNLI
Here's Stormy Stan of the RNLI taking part in SRCC's "Final Mile" at the Tour de Yorkshire in Scarborough in 2016.
We rely on a team of trained volunteers to help us provide our service. Fundraising and grants also help us to maintain our presence.
In addition, we are always very grateful to receive donations of suitable cycling equipment, and cash donations are of course much appreciated. We have a "Local Giving" page where you can make a donation of any amount, no matter how small - just click the button below.