Asda Foundation, in partnership with CTC – the UK’s National Cyclists’ Organisation, Youth Scotland and ContinYou, funds Bike Club, a non-profit initiative that aims to make cycling part of children’s daily lives by offering support and advice to local youth organisations.
The Ayr Carrick Eagle (A.C.E) RaceRunning group is the 200th Bike Club to be set up in the United Kingdom, allowing young people with restricted mobility to experience the joy of cycling using a specialist running bike with three wheels and no pedals.
Everyone is welcome to attend the group and the running bike is easy to use independently and gives the user a sense of freedom which many of the club’s members, including young people with disabilities, have been unable to enjoy.
With the support of the Asda Foundation and funding from Bike Club, A.C.E RaceRunning group recently purchased a trailer which allows them to expand their “Come and Try” mobile service – introducing more young people to cycling. “Come and Try” events are organised in visit schools and community groups in Scotland throughout the year and the group also offers help to clubs looking to introduce the running bike into their activity program.