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Cycling is for all… and not just on bikes

Wheels For All chairman Peter Simmonds and secretary Linda Goddard present fliers to Rotary president Jason Chauhan

Wheels For All chairman Peter Simmonds and secretary Linda Goddard present fliers to Rotary president Jason Chauhan

Cycling comes in all shapes and sizes, as members and guests of Leicester Novus discovered when two trustees of the charity Leicester Wheels For All spoke to them.

Chairman Peter Simmonds and secretary Linda Goddard talked about the charity and its aim of promoting cycling for everyone, regardless of experience or ability. They showed lots of photos of the 20 or so bikes in their fleet. Although this video was filmed at Herne Hill, Croydon, where Bradley Wiggins cut his teeth, it shows some of the bikes the Leicester group has.

Many of the Leicester group’s machines will be on show in Leicester on Sunday, August 12 during the Leicester city street ride. They will be based at the King Power Stadium.

Normally the machines are used at Braunstone Leisure Centre on the last Friday of the month and at Saffron Lane Stadium. Those sessions, costing £5 per person, are ideal for people wanting to try out different sorts of bikes and they are ideal, said Peter and Linda, for people who just want to have fun.

Peter said that the charity’s dream is to establish a ‘dial a ride’ cycle taxi service operating within a two-mile radius of Leicester city centre.

Their talk prompted many questions and an ongoing discussion.

To learn more about this excellent small charity, visit www.leicesterwfa.org