Former Sheffield addicts use pedal power to kick habits

Get set: The cyclists took part in a 12-mile ride around Sheffield which was inspired by the Paralympics.
Get set: The cyclists took part in a 12-mile ride around Sheffield which was inspired by the Paralympics.
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AROUND 40 former drug and alcohol addicts celebrated their efforts to rid themselves of their habits by getting on their bikes for a ride through Sheffield.

The Riding for Recovery event was inspired by the Paralympics and involved a 12-mile ride from Arundel Street, in the city centre, to Shirebrook Valley Nature Reserve and back again.

It was organised by users of Sheffield Alcohol Support Service (SSAS), Phoenix Futures and the Crime Reduction Initiative, three of Sheffield’s leading drug and alcohol support services.

SSAS activity co-ordinator, Matt McMullen, said: “The aim was to make a great visual impact through the city.

“We wanted to show addiction recovery is possible and hope that the ride will leave a positive legacy of a more active and productive lifestyle after addiction.”