A charity based in Cardiff - we encourage and enable children and adults of all ages and abilities to experience the benefits of cycling. We strive to remove the barriers to cycling that many people face and work to a key set of values.
We're passionate about encouraging people to enjoy cycling - we take our bikes out to communities, schools and hospitals, and work in partnership with other organisations in order to deliver our services and make a difference to people’s lives. If there are barriers, we will try to overcome them!
The public and visitors to Cardiff can also hire our bikes and enjoy the city and surrounding countryside from our locations in Pontcanna and Cardiff Bay.
As a charity, we receive no core funding, and therefore rely on self-generated income, private donations, and grants and funding for specific projects and initiatives from relevant funding bodies.
Pedal Power will be seen as the first point-of-call in the local area for residents, communities, care organisations and visitors, regardless of age, ability or background, to access opportunities to socialise and improve their health and wellbeing through cycling.
We encourage and enable people of all ages and abilities to experience the benefits of cycling.
Learning environment-where people achieve their goals and aspirations
Improvement-being professional, knowing how we are doing and striving to improve
Valuing People-person centred service, a community where people feel they belong and a great place to work and volunteer
Equality-engagement with disadvantaged individuals and communities, finding out what they want and offering opportunities
Sustainability-social, economic and environmental
Beginning as a small project in Ely Hospital in 1996 for disabled cyclists, Pedal Power was established as a charity in 2000 for people of all ages and abilities. Thanks to support from Cardiff Council and the Big Lottery, the Pedal Power Cycling Centre in Pontcanna Caravan Park became operational in 2007.
Why our work is important
Though the health benefits of walking and cycling are well recognised, many of us fail to get the exercise and regular physical activity that we need. Now, think how much harder it is to exercise if you are disabled and equipment and facilities are not geared to your needs. Imagine how isolating it can be not to be able to undertake exercise alongside friends and family.
Here at Pedal Power, we have a whole range of specially adapted trikes and bikes designed for children and adults with impairments. What’s more, we have regular bikes that friends, family and care workers can use, so that cycling can be a social activity too.