Cycling for all ages and abilities now available at country park
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.