A Wiltshire Council cycle loan scheme, which is helping people with a disability to keep active during the COVID-19, has been warmly received.

The council’s sports development team has developed an adapted cycle loan scheme to help people with a disability to stay active with a total of 14 adapted cycles, including a wheelchair transporter, hand cycles, tricycles and tandems. They have been loaned to care homes, charities and individuals with disabilities across Wiltshire. The adapted bikes loan scheme provides the necessary support and equipment required to ensure individuals with a disability, or those with mobility issues, can remain active and stay healthy over the coming weeks.    

Leann Stevenson, a parent who received a bike for her daughter Lily, said, “The trike Lily received is amazing! It is a perfect fit and she absolutely loves it. The bike has reinvigorated her appetite for exercise. It’s wonderful that we are now able to go out with all three children on their bikes which is something we weren’t able to do previously.”

The adapted bikes loan scheme is just one of many resources Wiltshire Council has developed to support people to remain active in response to COVID-19. Other resources include opportunities for residents to access home workouts, virtual museum tours, library resources, information on digital learning, home schooling and downloadable activity packs.

These resources are available on Wiltshire Council’s dedicated Active Communities page http://www.wiltshire.gov.uk/leisure-active-communities

For further information about the adapted cycling loan scheme please email email hidden; JavaScript is required