A new national inclusive cycling centre has opened in Greater Manchester.
Bradbury Cycling Centre was officially opened at the Seashell Trust’s 30-acre campus in Stockport by former racing cyclist Chris Boardman MBE.
It will give children and young people access to a bike suitable for their needs, the skills and confidence to use it and somewhere safe and exciting to ride.
The project has been made possible by grant funding support from the Bradbury Foundation and the Places to Ride programme, an initiative set-up by British Cycling, Sport England and the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport.
“The benefits of cycling are well detailed but children and young people with disabilities and their families struggle to find facilities that properly understand their particular needs,” explained Dominic Tinner, Relationships Director at the charity Seashell Trust.
“We hope the Bradbury Cycling Centre, with access to Seashell’s highly experienced staff, will become the ‘go-to’ venue for those looking for an introduction to cycling either as an individual or as a family group.”
The new centre comprises a large floodlit Learn To Ride area leading to three graded off-road trails. It complements the charity’s existing community sports facilities which provide a range of inclusive community sport and activity camps and clubs for hundreds of children with special needs.
To find out more go to www.seashelltrust.org.uk