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New training to help more disabled people get cycling

The Derbyshire Sport Trust are working in partnership with Cycle Derby and Wheely Fun Wheels to coordinate a new project that will see up to 80 riders with a disability gain one-on-one cycling training.

The project, funded by the Morrisons Foundation and as an extension of Derbyshire Sport's 'Sporting Chances, Sporting Choices' project, will run until June 2017.

Riders can access up to three training session within which they will get dedicated one-on-one support from an experienced instructor. Anyone with a disability can access the training, this includes those with learning and physical disabilities, sensory impairments and mental health conditions.

Rachael Dyer, Sport Development Officer at Derbyshire Sport said: "This training project shows our on-going commitment to getting more people in Derbyshire on bikes.

"We have an excellent variety of adapted bikes in the county; these training sessions will help to get more people with a disability using them on a regular basis as well as becoming an independent rider in their own community".

For residents of Derby City the training is available to those aged 11 plus; residents of Derbyshire (not in the city) aged 11-17 can also access the training. The existing Derbyshire County Council 'County Rider' scheme is open to those aged 18 plus.

Training sessions will take place in Chesterfield and Derby with full access to adapted bikes.

To find out more or to book a training session please contact:

For more information on inclusive cycling hubs in Derbyshire please visit the Derbyshire Sport website.