Our all-ability cycling sessions give people with disabilities the opportunity to ride a wide array of adapted trikes in the safe surroundings of the city’s Hillsborough Park.
We cater for people with various difficulties and disabilities, who might not have the balance or strength to ride a normal bicycle.
The sessions are run by a trained cycle instructor, but rely on the support of a range of volunteers to help deliver the sessions.
The all-ability cycling project in Sheffield was set up by Steve Marsden in 2009, then the CTC Cycle Champion for South Yorkshire. Steve ran the project up until 2013 when the funding for the project ran out.
The project relaunched as Sheffield Cycling 4 All in 2014 thanks to funding from the Big Lottery and support from the CTC.
Disability Sheffield came on board to help with the running of the project and secured a grant from money raised by HealthRich through The Health Lottery. The funding has enabled Sheffield Cycling 4 All to run year-round sessions and reduce the cost for everyone who comes along. The project now employs a part-time development worker to make sure things run smoothly.
The continued success of the project is thanks to its team of dedicated volunteers who are always on hand to provide friendly encouragement to the people who turn up to our sessions. Steve Marsden, who set up the original project, still delivers regular sessions for Sheffield Cycling 4 All.