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Trike Club in Walpole Park

Trike club gives blind cyclists pedal power

Blind and visually impaired residents are getting the chance to get out and about on a tricycle and get some exercise thanks to Middlesex Association for the Blind’s Trike Club.

Try trike club

The club operates in Walpole Park, Ealing, on the third Tuesday of each month, from March until October. Those wishing to have a go can come along to the café in the park between 11am and 1pm and cycle around the park alongside a volunteer sighted guide.

Blind cyclist Noula Insole said: “It’s a great club because it gives you a chance to get out and about and get some fresh air and have some fun. It’s great exercise, but as much as that it is also a good opportunity to meet different people and have a chat. It’s a fantastic free service and I hope more people will get involved.

“You don’t have to be particularly fit to start with, you’re cycling in a two-seated trike so you don’t need to worry about already knowing how to cycle. You’re with a sighted partner, so it is all safe and there’s nothing to worry about.”

The service has already proved a success in Ealing and Middlesex Association for the Blind are now introducing the club in other boroughs.

For further information about the club and other services and activities provided by Middlesex Association for the Blind, please contact their head office on 020 8423 5141 or visit www.aftb.org.uk for further details.

For more information about ways to be more active, visit the Get Moving campaign pages.

 

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