Ealing Cycling Groups Recognised
Cash awards for local groups
Two Ealing based cycling projects have been awarded more than seven thousand pounds between them to help encourage cycling in the community.
Back-on-the Bike with Children – a well-established project promoting cycling to parents and children under the age of five - and Get on Your Bike (G.O.B) Cycling Club – a cycling project aimed at training young people in bike maintenance and mechanics, have both been given the money from Transport for London (TfL).
Grants of up to £5,000 are made available to cycling groups, schools, community groups and charities to help them carry out cycling activities which encourage people to begin cycling or to cycle more often, and to make cycling an activity that is open to all Londoners.
Peter McBride, Head of Cycling, Walking and Accessibility at TfL said: “We are delighted that enthusiastic cycling groups in Ealing have decided to champion cycling in their community through the Community Cycling Fund for London to help others take to their bikes.
“Cycling not only offers health benefits but is also environmentally friendly and offers quality time for families and friends cycling together.''
Back-on- the-Bike with Children is a cycling project that aims to encourage parents and very young children to return to cycling. They also provide child trailers and child seats, as well organising social events.
Project Manager, David Eales said: “The grant has given us the chance to push the project to a wider number of people giving us extra equipment and capacity to target more people.
“We are happy to be able to help parents and young children gain and improve their skills so they can cycle together. It’s always great to cycle with kids and we hope this project will get more people to cycle with their toddlers.”
August 9, 2009