I've been involved with a project through work that has successfully reached the final of the People's Millions TV vote.
The project is to create the UK's first purpose built 'Wheels for All' centre at a local nature reserve - this will provide cycling facilities for the elderly, disadvantaged & disabled users. It will establish a new and unique cycle exercise area and wide cycle track network for use by special cycles (hand operated tricycles, quads, , wheelchair Veloplus, tandem etc) The special bikes will be kept and maintained on site.
I'm sure many of you have a friend or relative, who could be termed of 'low mobility', so I'm sure you can see the importance of facilities like this. It will not only provide a recreational and educational resource to the individual user, but also it will also their friends, family and carers to accompany them.
Individuals & groups can not only exercise in the open air with views of the Lake District hills and Solway Firth but also enjoy the pleasure and amenities of Europe's largest man made nature reserve.
When complete the centre will have...
- Access to traffic free roads (former airfield runways)
- Two mile cycle trail (subject to funding) around the whole nature reserve
- Access for all to bird hides, bird viewing screens, viewing areas and woodlands
more gen on the project and nature reserve can be found here - http://www.watchtree.co.uk/wheels.html
But all the above needs money to complete it, so that's where you come...
We need all the votes we can get!!!!
You can vote up to 10 times per number, so please vote as many times as you can form as many phones as you can. Voting is from 9:00 to midnight on 24th Nov, and the results will be announced on 25th at 18:00.
Ta muchly in advance for your support