Shrewsbury business supports new cycling scheme

A Shrewsbury based business is helping to encourage people of all ages to get on their bikes by supporting a new cycling scheme.

Stan’s Cycles on Wyle Cop has joined up with Shrewsbury Sports Village to provide 26 new bikes for its new Wheels for All inclusive cycling initiative.

The fleet of shiny new bikes, including four trikes and two hand bikes for less abled children and adults, were delivered to the sports centre on Sundorne Road earlier this week.

The Wheels for All sessions aim to encourage all ages and abilities to cycle and the new bikes will be available for hire to use on the sport’s centre 1km cycle track.

Duncan Biddle, of Stan’s Cycles, said: “This is a super initiative aimed at getting everyone cycling and we are really proud to be involved.

“Cycling has become a really popular sport in recent years and we are very keen to encourage anyone with an interest to get started.

“If you are new to cycling, the track at Shrewsbury Sports Village is a great place to learn and gain confidence on the bike.

“It’s ideal for young children learning to ride for the first time and for less able riders who do not want to cycle on the road.”

The bikes can be hired for use on the track which is open weekdays 9am until 10pm and 9am until 6pm on weekends.

Christian Smith, sports development officer for Shrewsbury Sports Village, said the aim of the initiative was to provide inclusive cycling.

“Stan’s have supplied a great range of bikes for the sessions meaning children as young as five and adults as old as 105 now have the ability to get involved in the Wheels for All initiatives.

“Speaking to many of our users, a lot of them want to make better use of the cycle track but not all of them own a bike or can easily transport their own bike to the centre.

“Having bikes available to hire on site seems the ideal solution and makes cycling accessible to everyone.

“Initially they will just be for use on the track but in time we would like to develop the scheme so that people can hire bikes for use off site on cycle tracks like Haughmond Hill.

“There is a such a great network of bike routes around Shrewsbury actively promoted by Shropshire Council’s sustainable transport team and Cycle

Shrewsbury it would be great to get more people out riding on them.

“We are really grateful for the support shown by Stan’s Cycles towards this new scheme. They have helped us hand pick a really great selection of bikes which will really benefit the people of Shrewsbury.”

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