My Life Legacy, which offers specialist cycle solutions for disabled people, has established a new bicycle workshop project aimed at people with limited mobility.
The Wigan group received a £2,500 donation from Maximus – a government-funded health and employment services business. The money will fund the repair shop but will also be used to provide a ‘bicycle lending library’.
The group is now looking to raise additional funds so that it can purchase more specially adapted cycling equipment. The new workshop will allow basic repairs on the bikes.
The news comes as the local council announced improvements to cycle routes around the area.
Founder and chief executive of My Life Legacy, Carioline Tomlinson, told Wigan Today: “This project will help our young people to meet new friends, build relationship, learn new things and gain confidence.
“It will also help allow them to become more independent and take [art in activities in their own community while having lots of fun…which is something so many of us take for granted.”