Part of Sheffield Park leased to Disability Sheffield to continue cycling project
Sheffield Council has leased part of a popular park to Disability Sheffield to continue its successful cycling project.
The group which supports people with disabilities in the city will now be able to move its Cycling 4 All project to the north eastern edge of Hillsborough Park.
The project is run from two steel containers which need to be moved by the end of this month to enable work on the renovation of a former Coach House that sits next to the area they were using.
Cabinet approval was given for the lease in a meeting this week.
Councillor Mary Lea, cabinet member for culture, parks and leisure, said: “First of all I want to thank officers as I know this has been done quite speedily because Cycling 4 All has had to move quite quickly because of the developments of the Coach House, which again is a wonderful development.
“Everybody has worked hard to make this happen and bring it to cabinet today.
“They have been there a long time, they do a fantastic job, not just for the health and wellbeing of the people involved but also enjoyment as well. Often we talk about health and wellbeing and all the serious stuff but let’s not forget the company and pleasure people get which keeps us all going, particularly over these past 12 months.
“Hillsborough Park is a destination park and it is an active park and we will be hopefully putting more facilities in there for people to come and enjoy.
“I also want to thank all of the local councillors who have been involved in this and the support they have given, particularly for this project to move forward quickly.”
Cycling 4 All has offered inclusive all-ability cycling in Hillsborough Park for more than 10 years and has more than 32 different trikes and bikes and ways of adapting them.
It is the only inclusive cycling group in South Yorkshire for adults with disabilities and, or long-term health conditions.
During the Covid-19 pandemic, Cycling 4 All has whenever allowed continued to offer its services and supported its community with online Zoom classes.