Get­ting on their bikes

West Lothian Courier - - 11.10.2018 -

coun­cil­lors, dis­abil­ity groups and op­er­a­tors which had taken place in Craigshill, Liv­ingston, where charges had been dis­cussed. He added:“taxi driv­ers are not over­charg­ing wheel­chair users. this dif­fer­ent pric­ing did not come from a taxi firm, it came from a pri­vate hire firm.”

taxi hire rules state that driv­ers can start their me­ters from the mo­ment of hire, though most don’t and only start from the mo­ment they leave the rank. the me­ter is stopped when the taxi stops, so the pas­sen­ger knows what the fare is. The West Loth­ian Youth Foun­da­tion, the char­ity part­ner at The Cen­tre, Liv­ingston is gear­ing up for a 500-mile char­ity cy­cle chal­lenge at the mall.

The Pedal the Premier­ship takes place from Oc­to­ber 12 to 14 to raise funds for its Fit4Life project for peo­ple aged 16 to 25 which pro­vides life skills to help them en­ter the work­place, ed­u­ca­tion or train­ing.

The chal­lenge in­volves coaches from the char­ity, which pro­motes the ed­u­ca­tional and health de­vel­op­ment of peo­ple in the West Loth­ian com­mu­nity through sport, cy­cling the dis­tance from their base at Liv­ingston FC to all 11 other Scot­tish Premier­ship sta­di­ums - a to­tal of just over 500 miles over three days on ex­er­cise bikes on loan cour­tesy of Xcite.

Sh o p p e r s w i l l b e en­cour­aged to do­nate to the char­ity through­out the three­day chal­lenge with money raised go­ing di­rectly to their goal of reach­ing £10k to fund the eight- week in­ten­sive Fit4Life project, which they are over half way there thanks to gen­er­ous shop­pers at pre­vi­ous fundrais­ing events this year in the mall.

Through var­i­ous sport­ing ac­tiv­i­ties, classes and events in­clud­ing foot­ball coach­ing ses­sions, cy­cling events, health and fit­ness classes, weight man­age­ment and cook­ery classes, Fit4Life will give young­sters var­i­ous life skills.

Scott Mil­lar, gen­eral man­ager, West Loth­ian Youth Foun­da­tion, said: “We are re­ally look­ing for­ward to our cy­cle chal­lenge, Pedal the Premier­ship, which is go­ing to be tough, but we have all hands on deck to help us reach our goal of com­plet­ing 500 miles on the ex­er­cise bikes over three days.

“Fo l l ow­ing var­i­ous pre­vi­ous fundrais­ing events, we have manged to raise just over the half way mark to reach­ing the £ 10k goal we need to roll the Fit4Life project out, which we are hugely grate­ful to shop­pers for help­ing us to achieve so far and we hope that once again they will help us to raise more funds.”

Ash­ley Bis­land, deputy cen­tre direc­tor at The Cen­tre, added: “This week­end is gear­ing up to be an ex­cit­ing one in the mall with the goal of help­ing our char­ity part­ner WLYF to reach their £ 10k tar­get.

“We are con­fi­dent our shop­pers will be on hand to sup­port them all the way as they have done in the past and the man­age­ment team too who might just hop on a bike and do a few miles them­selves to help out.”

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