The Dulwich Society has kindly donated £1,000 to local inclusive cycling charity Wheels for Wellbeing (WfW) for the purchase of a recumbent tricycle.
Dulwich Society Chair Ian McInnes presented the cheque to Wheels for Wellbeing’s Director Isabelle Clement at the Herne Hill Velodrome, where the charity holds weekly cycling sessions for disabled and older people.
“This donation will make a real difference to the disabled and older people who cycle with us at the Herne Hill Velodrome” said Isabelle Clement. “We have a wide range of cycles at the session to ensure that anyone can cycle with us, but we did not previously own a recumbent tricycle. Recumbent tricycles are really popular as they do not put pressure on the knees in the same way a bicycle does, but still give the user the same exercise and freedom from cycling! The new bike will enable us to get more local people active and we are really grateful to the Dulwich Society for their generous support.”
The Dulwich Society has a membership of over 1100 local households. Wheels for Wellbeing reach over 200 individuals a year at their cycling sessions at the Herne Hill Velodrome, and welcome anyone who faces barriers to cycling.