To support projects which encourage local people to be active, learn and play together.
West House is a charitable organisation that supports people with learning and other disabilities in West Cumbria. Many of the people we support don't have access to inclusive sporting opportunities, and we want to change that! We are working with Watchtree Wheelers to bring their range of accessible bicycles and instructors down to Whitehaven for a day on Monday 21 May, so that people with limited mobility can have a go at cycling. People from Whitehaven and the surrounding areas who wish to try an accessible bike currently have to go to Carlisle, which is expensive and time-consuming. By holding a local cycle day, we hope to allow people to try this sport for free, inspire them to take up cycling as a hobby, and have fun! There will also be the opportunity for people to do a sponsored cycle to raise money for West House. The event will be promoted to lots of local people including local care homes and other charities for the disabled, so that as many people as possible attend.
What we'll deliver:
Why it's a great idea:
Finding accessible sporting facilities can be difficult when you have a disability. We want to make sure that everyone in West Cumbria has a chance to experience accessible cycling even if they can't travel to Carlisle, by bringing the brilliant facilities from Watchtree Wheelers to them!
Steps to get it done:
About the space
Copeland Borough Council