Try out a specially-adapted bike in park

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PEOPLE with physical or mental disabilities are being encouraged to try out cycling using adapted cycles.

Dates have been given for people to try out the bikes, which also help those with balance or confidence issues.

As reported, Wheels for All is run by Portsmouth City Council and wants to encourage more people to take up cycling.

Health development officer Asha Lal, said: ‘Using specially-adapted cycles, individuals and families can ride together, learning to cycle for the first time or perhaps rediscovering a previous pastime.

‘Our hand cycles are really great for those who don’t have a lot of strength in their legs or can’t rotate their legs in a cycling motion. We hope to have a bike for most people.’

Taster sessions take place at Bransbury Park, in Bransbury Road, Eastney, tomorrow, from 2pm to 4pm, on Thursday, February 5, from 2pm to 4pm, and Saturday, February 7, from midday to 2pm.

People must book their free space before they arrive, to find out more, call Asha on (023) 9284 1560.