18th Oct, 2017

Solihull Council Chief Executive pedal power efforts raise funds for wheelchair bike

Solihull Editorial 28th Nov, 2015 Updated: 21st Oct, 2016

PEDAL POWER efforts from Solihull Council Chief Executive Nick Page have helped fund a wheelchair bike at Tudor Grange Leisure Centre.

Mr Page cycled 100 miles on a static bike in Touchwood shopping centre back in February – and raised £3,000 in the process.

The money raised help provide over half of the amount required to purchase the new bike – the remaining £2,000 being donated by Headway West Midlands, a brain injury charity.

Solihull Council has been working with Cycling Projects over the last 18 months to establish the Solihull Wheels for All project.

The new wheelchair bike was identified as a priority for the project as it is able to transport wheelchair users giving them the same benefits as their peers.

Solihull Mayor Glenis Slater attended the unveiling of the bike and said: “Thanks to the efforts of Nick and Headway, residents of the borough with disabilities will have a great opportunity to try out the new cycling equipment.

“The Wheels for All project has been doing excellent work and the new equipment will help them a great deal.

“It gives those with disabilities the chance to experience the enjoyment of a bike ride.”

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