Community Bike Club receives Wellbeing Activity Grant
12:01pm Thursday 26th September 2013 in News
THE Vale council's Community Bike Club has secured more than £6,000 in funding to help tackle obesity and health inequalities.
The club, based at Iolo Park in Barry, received £6,088 from the Welsh Government's Health Challenge Wales Wellbeing Activity Grant Scheme.
The funding will pay for volunteers to be trained on the Cycle Training Wales National Instructor course, resulting in the delivery of the Bikeability cycling proficiency scheme – giving children the skills and confidence to ride their bike on the road.
The money will also be used for hall hire at Holm View Leisure centre during winter and for bike maintenance equipment to help club members to keep their bikes in good condition.
The free community bike club, supported by the Vale council's Communities First programme, Newydd Housing Association and Public Health Wales, is open to anyone living in the Barry area.
Bikes are available for hire and any children under eight should be accompanied by an adult.
The bike club runs at Iolo Park every Tuesday from 4.30pm to 6pm.
Barry Communities First is a Welsh Government funded anti-poverty programme aimed at improving the health, prosperity and learning of residents in Gibbonsdown, Court, Castleland, Cadoc and Buttrills.
For more information please contact Barry Communities First on 01446 709432 or email Communitiesfirst@valeofglamorgan.gov.uk