Inclusive Cycling & Multi-Sport Event in Macclesfield

 
 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Date: 07/9/16

Inclusive Cycling & Multi-Sport Event in Macclesfield

 

On Friday 2nd September Everybody Sport and Recreation’s Macclesfield Leisure Centre held an Inclusive Cycling and Multi-sport event, bringing together community groups to take part in a cycle challenge.

26 adults with disabilities and their carers, family and friends from the Macclesfield Lifestyle Group and the David Lewis Centre attended the event along with the Cheshire Fire Service and Tesco’s Food to Fork project volunteers.  Everyone had the chance to try the 12 inclusive bikes and they managed to cycle around the Macclesfield Athletics Track 310  times clocking up a great 77 miles!

Andrew Molyneux, Disability and Inclusion Lead at Everybody commented, ‘In support of the Cheshire Tour of Britain we organised an inclusive cycling event to take place with an aim to achieve as many miles of the Cheshire Tour of Britain route as we could. 310 laps of the athletics track with our inclusion bikes was a fantastic effort by all involved.

‘It was a fun day for all and even the Cheshire Fire Service and Tesco project team tried out our inclusion bikes around the track! We also had a number of activities including archery, golf donated by Mottram Hall and obstacle courses which got everyone excited for the Paralympic Games!’

Lorryn Dixon, Macclesfield Lifestyle Group commented, ‘Every one from the lifestyle group had a fantastic day, it was a real pleasure to be involved in such a positive and worthwhile event, we can’t wait for the next one!’

All of those who got involved are now entered into the Trust’s latest fitness challenge competition to win a bike! Leisure Centre’s across Cheshire East have been challenging customers to swim, cycle, run, walk and row to help Everybody Leisure reach the full Tour of Britain route of 800 miles. All entries are put into a prize draw and the winner will be announced at the end of September.

For more information about disability and inclusion sessions in Cheshire East visit: www.everybody.org.uk or email enquiries@everybody.org.uk

For more information about the Everybody Tour of Britain fitness challenge visit: www.everybody.org.uk/fitness-challenges

Notes to Editor

Everybody Sport & Recreation – Everybody is a charitable trust established to run public leisure services in the Cheshire East area. The trust aims to provide ‘leisure for life’ by changing lives through healthy recreation. The charity operates 15 leisure facilities as well as leisure development and outreach programmes and the new Everybody Academy, providing local training and career opportunities. For more information please visit: www.everybody.org.uk or follow on Twitter @ebleisure

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