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10 October 2023

On a Roll: Resident's Cycling Adventures

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Residents at Worthington Lake Care Home visited Leigh Sports Village to partake in a half-hour cycle session on adaptable bikes.

Leigh Sports Village is the biggest investment in public sports, recreational and educational facilities in Wigan borough and for many years has transformed Leigh into one of the finest hubs of activity in the North West.

The Village is Wigan Council-run and one of 50 inclusive cycling centres which cater for additional needs as part of their ‘Wheels for All’ or ‘Pedal Away’ campaigns.

“I spoke to Alan about his passion for cycling and he told me he loved cycling everywhere but didn’t think he would ever be able to cycle now.”

Alisha Bromley, Activity Coordinator at Worthington Lake

Alisha jumped into action, wasting no time after hearing about ‘Wheels for All’. She made it her mission to turn this dream into a reality.

Alan has a strong history of cycling having completed the Manchester to Wigan bike ride at the grand age of 70!

“Seeing the positive impact it had on Alan and the rest of our house guests was a very proud moment.

“Alan was expressing how much he loved cycling as a kid and told me how thrilled he was that this opportunity arose.

“Our activities are inspired by house guests’ hobbies before and during their lives with dementia – they deserve every positive experience and Wheels for All certainly fulfilled that.”

Alisha Bromley, Activity Coordinator at Worthington Lake

“All sessions have been running at Robin Park and at Leigh Harriers for a few years now and are a mainstay of the sessions we run throughout the week.

“We are committed to ensuring our sessions are Inclusive, so the WFA sessions really encapsulate our philosophy of ensuring we offer physical activity for everyone in the community.”

Robert Street, Wellbeing Officer at Active Inclusive

Find out more about Worthington Lake here.

Kathryn Barton
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