Disabled charity holds first major event in Carnforth

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A new charity aimed at inspiring disabled adults to take up cycling to improve their fitness, independence and wellbeing will hold its first major cycling event in North Lancashire next week.

Riders from EMpowered People will be taking part in a coast-to-coast ride spanning 160 miles over three days from west to east England.

The ride will begin in Carnforth on Monday, September 9 and finish at Farnborough Head on Wednesday, September 11.

EMpowered People strives to put fun and excitement back into the lives of people with disabilities through cycling.

Founder Simon Lord said: “The ride is an excellent way to challenge perceptions of disabled cycling while also helping

the participants achieve their own individual fitness goals and hopefully inspire other riders to get involved with something so challenging yet rewarding. Each rider will have two helpers and a tailor made programme to support them through the journey.”

The charity provides advice, training, support and encouragement for new cyclists or those returning to cycling after an injury or illness.

It recently received more than £9,000 from the Big Lottery Fund to professionally train and provide disabled people with modern inclusive cycles.