Disabled cyclists and Winter Olympian raise money for Sport Relief

4 April 2018

Toby Olubi with Wheels for All user Joe

Bobsleigh star Toby Olubi joined users of our Gloucestershire Wheels for All project, cycling with Joe and Nick for five miles each on a wheelchair platform bike. 

Team GB's Toby, who funded his Winter Olympics with appearances on the TV game show Deal or No Deal, swapped the bobsleigh tracks of South Korea for Gloucester’s Blackbridge Athletics Track. 

Also taking part was Tom Fowler, a resident at our Gloucestershire House service in Cheltenham, who completed an accessible triathlon in 2017.

These four were part of a team of disabled people, staff and volunteers who cycled a combined total of 510 laps of the 400m track (204km or 127.5 miles in all).

Earlier this year, cyclist and Paralympian Mel Nicholls took part in an off-road session in the Forest of Dean with the Wheels for All gang.

The H4 handcyclist joined Gloucestershire House resident Paula Merriman on a double handcycle.

All together Gloucestershire Wheels For All raised an amazing £750.00 for Sport Relief. 

Well done to everyone involved!

Gloucestershire Wheels for All is run by Project Leader Mary Clare Faulkner.

Wheels for All is a hugely successful part of a cycling tradition at Leonard Cheshire, with events continuing throughout the year. Our charity will also be launching the annual fundraising event, Cycle Together, which takes place on Sunday 15 July 2018.

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