Cedar is on Track with New Cycling Club

Wednesday 09 September 2015

Service Users with Lord Mayor at Mary Peters TrackTo mark the start of the first ever European Week of Sport, The Cedar Foundation recently offered a taster session of their inclusive cycling club at Mary Peters Track.  The focus of the week is to promote sport and physical activity across Europe. With a focus on grassroots initiatives, it will inspire Europeans to #BeActive on a regular basis and create opportunities to exercise more in their everyday lives.

 

Members of the cycling club, Cedar’s Chief Executive Stephen Mathews, staff and volunteers welcomed the Lord Mayor of Belfast, Councillor Arder Carson to the event.   Cedar’s inclusive cycling club, which received funding from Belfast City Council, enables adults with disabilities to have access to adapted equipment to enable them to safely participate in cycling as an everyday leisure pursuit.  The club encourages participants to develop new skills, improve health and wellbeing and increase physical activity through cycling.

 

Disability Sports Officer, Sergio Dominguez said “the development of Cedar’s Cycling club is an exciting opportunity to support people with disabilities to be more active and to participate in regular cycling activity. It also has the potential to promote the social inclusion by creating new opportunities for people with disabilities to get out and about and develop their social support networks”. 

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