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Council find cash to boost bike scheme

By Burton Mail  |  Posted: May 05, 2014

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DISABLED sport has been handed a major boost thanks to a cash donation from parish council chiefs.

Shobnall Parish Council dug deep to help fund two new specially adapted bikes that are now available at East Staffordshire Borough Council’s inclusive cycling centre, based at Shobnall Leisure Complex, in Shobnall Road.

Margaret Hoare, a Shobnall parish councillor, said: “We were very happy to make a contribution towards the two new adapted bikes.

“Hopefully, not only will the people of Shobnall make use of the bikes, but also the residents and community groups of East Staffordshire.”

The centre now boasts 20 adapted and 19 cycles which cater for children as young as two, and the variety of bikes allows people with a disability the opportunity to cycle in a safe and organised way.

The cycling centre is open daily for families, community groups and schools to access.

Each booking is fully supervised by trained cycling staff, whp will assist all participants when using the bikes.

A spokesman for the borough council said: “I would like to thank Shobnall Parish Council for its generous contribution.

“By working together both Shobnall Parish Council and East Staffordshire Borough Council are meeting the needs of the community.

“The centre is proving popular to schools and families, not only from East Staffordshire but from the surrounding towns, and the two new adapted bikes further improve the facility.”

Daily booking is required and more information is available from Shobnall Leisure Complex on 01283 508180 or Neil Brown on 01283 508192.

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