4th Dec, 2016

Solihull cyclists have put in the miles to raise funds for Solihull Wheels for All.

Solihull Editorial 2nd Oct, 2016 Updated: 24th Oct, 2016

SOLIHULL cyclists have raised more than £2,500 to provide accessible cycling for all.

Bikers from across the borough pedaled a combined total of 146.5 miles – more than five-and-a-half Olympic marathons – to raise £2,588 for Solihull Wheels for All.

The scheme, run by Solihull Active in partnership with Cycling Projects, aims to provide accessible cycling for borough individuals aged 11 and over, groups and families – including those with restricted mobility and disabilities.

The money raised will go towards new equipment, including tricycles, helmets and adapted bikes.

Shirley Lions kindly also donated £1,200 towards a recumbent bike – which places the cyclist in a reclined, laid back position.

The Mayor of Solihull, Coun Mike Robinson, attended the event and cheered on cyclists as they completed their laps.

He said: “It was great to see so many people taking part to raise money for this worthy cause.

“After meeting some of the people who use the service, it is clear to me how much joy cycling brings them and I would encourage anyone who can to donate.”

People who use the service, volunteers and carers were among those taking part in the sponsored cycle.

Visit www.justgiving.com/fundraising/swfaolympicmarathon to donate to the sponsored cycle, and email solihullactive@solihull.gov.uk to find out more about Solihull Wheels for All.