A GROUP of support workers are gearing up for a charity ride to fund adapted bikes for people with learning disabilities.
The team from Heart of England Mencap will pedal from Stratford to Wolverhampton Wanderers’ Molineux ground
on September 5.
They are embarking on the charity ride to fund-raise for adapted bikes to be used by people with learning disabilities.
The ride, which they have named Bike4Bikes, is also in memory of Russell Collins who sadly passed away last year and was a huge Wolves fan.
The team of eight have called themselves the wolf pack and are hoping to raise around £2,500 or enough to enable the charity to purchase two folding tricycles, a side-by-side and a recumbent bicycle.
This will build on two trikes already made possible by grants from The Percy Bilton Charity and Wheels for Good.
The ‘wolf pack’ will also be joined en route by Mencap customers, who are set to cycle part of the distance.
Team member Michael Fox said: “We have already raised more than £1,300 so we owe a huge thank you to those who have pledged support so far.
“If we can reach our target it would be fantastic – it would enable Heart of England Mencap to buy four bikes and allow those we support to experience the thrill of cycling for themselves.
“We’re looking forward to the ride – and a welcome from our supporters when we arrive at Molineux. It’s a place which meant a huge amount to Russell and we’re determined to get there to honour his memory.”
Heart of England Mencap, with its head office just outside Stratford, provides support to those with learning disabilities across Warwickshire.
They offer services including supported living, residential care, outreach care, short breaks, respite and a range of day activities across the region.
Visit www.justgiving.com/bike4bikes to sponsor the team.