Isle of Man News - POSTED Fri last week

Take up cycling and get healthier and fitter

by LC

An initiative to encourage people of all ages and abilities to take up cycling recommences next week.
 
Bike 4 Life, run by Manx Sport and Recreation (MSR) offers weekly sessions around the National Sports Centre raceway.
 
Ari Brooks, Sports Development Officer with MSR said: ‘We welcome those with long-term health issues and those recuperating and trying to regain fitness after illness or operation.
 
‘Bike 4 Life is also suitable for those with disabilities and with reduced/little mobility, including wheelchair users, amputees and those with coordination problems.
 
‘We provide a range of inclusive and specially adapted bikes including tandems, trikes, special needs bikes, hand cycles, quad bikes and mountain bikes for participants to use.
 
‘Bike 4 Life also welcomes individuals who have always wanted to cycle but are wary of riding on roads,’ Ari continued. ‘The NSC offers a safe and enjoyable cycling environment for those riders who want to gain more confidence while socialising with family and friends.
 
‘Cycling has many physical and psychological benefits. It is a healthy, low impact exercise that people of all ages and abilities can enjoy.’
 
Sessions take place every Tuesday from next week (25th April) to 29th August. They run from 1-6pm.
 
There are no sessions during TT fortnight.
 
It costs £2 per session to take part plus £2 to hire a bike. Participants are welcome to bring their own bikes.
 
For more information about Bike 4 Life, contact Ari Brooks on 688575 or email Ari Brooks@gov.im

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