Centre accolade for Watchtree Wheelers
Published at 14:31, Friday, 28 December 2012
The Watchtree Wheelers are riding high into 2013, having been named Cycling Projects Wheels for All Centre of 2012.
The UK’s only cycling facility within a nature reserve for disabled and disadvantaged people, at Great Orton, near Carlisle, was also involved in the build-up to this summer’s London Olympics, having two members invited to carry the Olympic torch.
Watchtree Wheelers is a social enterprise, created within the Watchtree Nature Reserve.
The former World War Two airfield was transformed into a nature reserve 10 years ago and Watchtree Wheelers was launched in 2009 after fundraising to finance the creation of the cycle path and purchase of a fleet of specially designed cycles to offer people with any disability the opportunity to enjoy cycling in the outdoors.
Ryan Dobson, project officer for the Watchtree Wheelers, said: “2012 has been an amazing year for the Watchtree Wheelers.
“Being awarded the title Cycling Projects Wheels for All Centre of the Year 2012 is a fantastic achievement for us as it recognises the advances we have made since our launch.
“Watchtree Wheelers runs several sessions a week for organisations and individuals to enjoy cycling here, in a safe environment with a range of cycles to use.”
For more information, visit www.watchtree.co.uk
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