Cycling is for fit, healthy and able-bodied people, right? Wrong. Cycling is increasingly being used as a convenient means of transport by people with disabilities, elderly people, and those of us with less than perfect levels of fitness. Nearly one in five people in the UK have a disability, and electric cycles in particular are opening up new opportunities to a wider range of people.
On Sunday 16th September York Cycle Campaign are joining forces with disabled cycling charity ‘Empowered People’ and organising a cycle ride to demonstrate the freedom and independence that cycling can bring. Both of York’s MPs, Julian Sturdy and Rachael Maskell, have expressed support for the event, along with a number of councillors from City of York Council.
“Everyone should have the opportunity to benefit from and enjoy the freedom that cycling brings. I commend York Cycle Campaign for the work they are doing to make cycling in York safer and more accessible, particularly for those with disabilities,” says Julian Sturdy.
Sunday 16th September, 10.30am, Cycle Heaven, Hospital Fields Road, York,