On Friday, 19 June 2015, as part of Bike Week, people using Eastham Centre will be changing lives with the power of bicycles.
Participants of Challenge 95 will cycle laps at the new Eastham Community Cycle Hub at Eastham Rake in the Wirral, in support of World Bicycle Relief.
All the money they raise for World Bicycle Relief will help children in Africa who currently walk 5km or more to school receive a bicycle. Just £95 pays for a bicycle for a child. Bicycles are a simple, sustainable and appropriate technology to bridge the transportation gap between needs and resources, empowering individuals, families and communities.
Anyone can drop in to contribute by cycling or donating towards as many £95 bikes as possible.
Sustrans volunteer Ian Ritchie, who has organised the charity event said: “All the regular participants will take on this challenge on their two wheeled and adapted bikes, which sees each of them raising as much money as possible for World Bicycle Relief. During the day, nobody will escape from having fun and joining in the cycling with music, games and a barbecue. The countdown has begun and these plucky participants are already spending their spare time collecting as much money as possible.”
Eastham Centre offers daytime opportunities for adults with learning disabilities. It is based next to one of five cycle hubs in the Wirral developed by the charity Sustrans and Wirral Borough Council to encourage more people to try cycling as an active way to travel.
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The Eastham Community Cycle Hub is one of several hubs set up by Sustrans in partnership with Wirral Council. Everyone is welcome to visit any of the hubs at Birkenhead Park, Eastham Centre, Wallasey Central Park, Guinea Gap and Port Sunlight River Park for friendly advice and local information about safer cycling. There are FREE bike safety checks, learn to ride whether a child or adult, or just drop in for a chat about cycling stuff. Cycle rides from the Cycle Hubs are organised and bikes are available.
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WORLD BICYCLE RELIEF has distributed over 220,000 specially designed, locally assembled bicycles and trained over 1000 mechanics in 15 countries across Africa, and Southeast Asia. Compared to walking, bicycles increase peoples’ carrying capacity and distance travelled while decreasing the time it takes to and from schools as well as enabling improved educational outcomes for many children.
For more information: http://www.worldbicyclerelief.org
SUSTRANS supports all Wirral’s Cycle Hubs and is a leading UK charity which makes smarter travel choices possible, desirable and inevitable by enabling people to travel by foot, bike or public transport for more of the journeys we make every day. They work with families, communities, policy-makers and
partner organisations so that people are able to choose healthier, cleaner and cheaper journeys, with
better places and spaces to move through and live in.
For more information: http://www.sustrans.org.uk