New adaptive bike to expand fleet of inclusive cycling programme

ANGUSalive are delighted to add the Van Raam Fun2Go double rider cycle to their fleet of adaptive bikes. The brand new bike was unveiled on Tuesday at West Links in Arbroath and it’s another step forward in the leisure offer to people with disability across Angus.

The ANGUSalive adaptive cycling hub at West Links, Arbroath is an inclusive area for cycling for anyone who needs a bit of extra support. Our current participants include people with physical and learning disabilities and visual impairments. Some major benefits of outdoor physical activities are increased confidence, better health and improved social skills.

The sessions are social and fun, with plenty of energy, enthusiasm and laughter.

The Fun2Go bike was purchased through partnership funding from Angus Disability Sport, Angus Society for the Blind, Special Olympics Tayside and ANGUSalive.

Laura Smith OBE, of ANGUSalive said: “Thanks to the partnership for making this happen as it will make a positive impact in the community and enable us to expand to other client groups and extend our offering even further.”

Jean Stevenson, representing Angus Society for the Blind, said: “The Society was pleased to contribute towards the cost of the new bicycle. Exercise and outdoor activity are so much more difficult if you have a disability. It was great to see some of the participants enjoying the ride along West Sands, and also being a part of the busy activity around the sea-front, in the warm sunshine. ANGUSalive are doing a great job of manning this service for the residents of Angus.”