Children get on their bikes at Meadowgate School in Wisbech


Children at Meadowgate School are being encouraged to try a new hobby with four new bikes donated by Wisbech Round Table.

Students had fun trying out the collection of Strider balance bikes, specially suited to children and adults with limited mobility and learning difficulties.

The initiative was a collaboration between local cycling company Stride to Ride, who specialise in teaching those with special needs to ride, and the Wisbech Round Table.

The round table group donated generously to buy the bikes along with training sessions delivered by co-founder of Stride to Ride, Darren Finley.

Jay Hubbard, vice chairman of Wisbech Round Table was responsible for the initiative, after meeting the Stride to Ride Team at a fund rasing event. He said he was amazed at how quickly the pupils took to the bikes - some having never ridden before.

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Matt Gill, sports teacher at Meadowgate School, said: “After the first session the children cannot wait for Darren to return and continue with the teaching sessions.

“Word has spread quickly through the school and many more of our pupils are eager to have a try on the bikes.’

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Darren, of Stride to Ride, said: “Not only will the pupils have great fun on these bikes, they will develop physically and emotionally through structured sessions that work on their balance, cognitive and communication skills.

“These are amongst many other benefits for children and adults with special needs.”

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