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UK: Pilot Project Launched to Introduce Bicycles for Persons with Disabilities

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Photo: Newport City Council

UK – A pilot project to introduce bicycles suitable for use by youngsters with disabilities and adults is being introduced into Tredegar Park, Newport. The free initiative by Newport City Council will enhance the facilities at the popular park where an improved cycle route takes users around the park.

The specially adapted bikes will be provided by charitable organisation Pedal Power which runs a similar scheme from Bute Park in Cardiff. Councillor Deb Harvey, cabinet member for culture and leisure, has chosen the project because it will help people of all abilities to enjoy recreation and leisure together.

In recent years more than £1 million has been invested in Tredegar Park including new children’s play equipment and the city’s skatepark. The park remains extremely popular and is well used by families, walkers, cyclists and sports teams who regularly use the pitches.

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