Cy­cling for all ages and abil­i­ties now avail­able at coun­try park

Llanelli Star - - NEWS -

CY­CLING for all ages and abil­i­ties is now avail­able at Pem­brey Coun­try Park.

Some 38 new cy­cles in­clud­ing wheel­chair trans­porters, wheel­chair cy­cles, adult tri­cy­cles, hand cy­cles, two-seater side by side and four-seater cy­cles have ar­rived at the park’s ski and ac­tiv­ity cen­tre.

The purchases and new tim­ber clad stor­age fa­cil­i­ties were funded by the Welsh Gov­ern­ment through its In­te­grated Care Fund (ICF) and a Play Suf­fi­ciency Grant funded chil­dren’s cy­cles.

The pro­ject was de­liv­ered by Car­marthen­shire County Coun­cil’s leisure team and learn­ing dis­abil­ity ser­vices.

In ad­di­tion to the cy­cles, a new fully equipped ‘Chang­ing Places’ dis­abled chang­ing and shower room which in­cludes a full ceiling track hoist sys­tem and elec­tri­cally op­er­ated shower/chang­ing bed has been in­stalled.

The coun­cil’s ex­ec­u­tive board mem­ber for leisure ser­vices, coun­cil­lor Pe­ter Hughes-Griffiths said: “This has been made pos­si­ble thanks to part­ner­ship work­ing be­tween Welsh Gov­ern­ment, the coun­cil’s learn­ing dis­abil­ity and leisure ser­vices.

“It’s yet an­other step for­ward in our plan to pro­vide ac­cess to cy­cling for all abil­i­ties and as part of our wider vi­sion to be­come the cy­cling hub of Wales.”

Al­ready Pem­brey Ski and Ac­tiv­ity Cen­tre is recog­nised for its ski­ing fa­cil­i­ties and reg­u­larly holds high pro­file events for all abil­i­ties.

The coun­cil’s dis­abil­ity am­bas­sador, Coun­cil­lor Jane Trem­lett said: “We are de­lighted that we are able to of­fer a fully in­clu­sive cy­cling fa­cil­ity at Pem­brey Coun­try Park. Al­ready it has been a tremen­dous suc­cess in in­creas­ing the num­ber of in­di­vid­u­als ac­cess­ing cy­cling as well as at­tract­ing out of county groups.”

Coun­cil­lor Pe­ter Hughes-Griffiths, Sam But­ler, Keith Thomp­son, Rosie Wood, with di­rec­tor of com­mu­ni­ties, Jake Mor­gan, coun­cil­lor Jane Trem­lett and head of leisure Ian Jones.

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