Principality Schools Project
In April 2023 we were delighted to receive much-needed funding from the Principality’s Community Fund Wales to enable us to extend our reach into special-needs schools across Cardiff and give children with a wide range of disabilities the opportunity to cycle and enjoy the many benefits this brings.
Since then, two of our Cycling Officers, Rob and Steven have been busy setting up the project and in June, started to work with pupils from Ty Gwyn and Woodlands Schools. Ysgol Y Deri and Trinity Fields School join the project in September and more will follow.
For more information, email Rob/Steven at firstname.lastname@example.org
Using our huge fleet of adaptive cycles, as well as our experience of working with children with disabilities, we've been able overcome many of the barriers that would normally prevent these children from cycling.
Working with 15-30 children at a time, we make sure to tailor each visit to the specific needs of the school and pupils. For Ty Gwyn School, we go to them, taking various adaptive bikes and trikes, including our wheelchair accessible Velo Trike. The children from Woodlands School have opted to come to us at Pedal Power - making full use of our wide range of trikes and side-by-sides, whilst also taking advantage of our Pedal Power Café to socialise and eat their lunches.
We're already seeing great results and we're looking forward to working with more schools in the future!
Rob & Steve