New Access Bike scheme – information stand on Armada Way (near Costa and Flannels) at Lord Mayor’s Festival Saturday 26 May 9am – 4pm
A new scheme ‘Access Bike’ is being launched in Plymouth aimed at making cycling more accessible for all, including those with disabilities.
Access Plymouth is hiring out two adaptable trikes and an accessible folding bike available to residents in the city, and is being supported by the Plymotion team at Plymouth City Council, with funding from the Department for Transport’s Access Fund for Sustainable Travel.
It will be officially launched at the Lord Mayor’s Festival on Saturday 26 May at Access Plymouth’s stand on Armada Way from 9am to 4pm, alongside the Plymotion team. Erica from Access Plymouth will be on hand to answer questions on the day. Access Plymouth, based in Mayflower East car park, already provide Shopmobility and Community Transport services in Plymouth.
Lord Mayor of Plymouth Councillor Sam Davey said: “I am delighted that we have been able to team up with Access Plymouth to bring this exciting new service to Plymouth, giving everyone a chance to get around whilst getting some gentle exercise, and I’m very pleased to launch the new scheme at the Lord Mayor’s Festival.”
Erica from Access Plymouth said: “The Trike hire scheme aims to reach people who may not be suited to a conventional bike but want to get around whilst getting some gentle exercise.
“It is particularly suitable for people recovering from stroke, those with balance/co-ordination issues, or simply people who have never cycled before and would prefer a trike over a normal bike. The Trikes can offer a sense of freedom and independence around the city centre or they can be taken to the cycle trails and green spaces around Plymouth.”
- Access Plymouth offers free initial assessment and training, with free specialist support also available. Join Access Plymouth for as little as £5 to then get free trike hire as part of a special launch offer.
- If you have any questions or want to book your first session, contact Access Plymouth on 01752 600633 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Or visit accessplymouth.co.uk.
More information on Plymotion is at https://www.plymouth.gov.uk/parkingandtravel/plymotion/accessibletransport