NEARLY £80,000 has been spent to help create an adapted cycling centre for people in East Staffordshire.
The new centre at Shobnall Leisure Complex will be home to 16 adapted and 16 non adapted cycles and will be officially unveiled at an event this Friday.
The open evening, which will take place between 5pm and 7pm, will give residents the chance to simply turn up and ‘have a go’ with an opportunity to learn how to safely use the adapted cycles following a successful grant of £79,074 from Staffordshire County Council’s Aiming High capital fund.
Bernard Peters (pictured), deputy leader for service commissioning, said: “The facility will provide an ongoing infrastructure to provide disabled cycling to families in East Staffordshire and will build upon the success of East Staffordshire Borough Council’s partnership with British Cycling in providing Sky Ride events this summer.
“Sky Ride Local bike rides in East Staffordshire are the perfect opportunity for the whole family to get together and take part in fun, community rides and explore the local area.
“All rides are organised and guided by British Cycling trained ride leaders, who are on hand to offer encouragement and support throughout.
“There are rides for all ages with different levels available from easygoing to more challenging rides.”
The move comes on the back of a massive boom in cycling following on from Olympic and Tour de France success by British athletes.
More information on Sky Ride Local is available by visiting www.goskyride.com and to find out more about the cycling centre visit www.eaststaffsbc.gov.uk or email email@example.com