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Go Kids Go! boosts bike club

PUBLISHED: 10:00 02 June 2016

A Weston-super-Mare cycling charity is teaching people with disabilities all about road safety, thanks to specialist equipment it bought with a grant from Go Kids Go!.

In2Biking describes itself as an ‘inclusive’ cycling club, which provides cycling lessons and training programmes at Worle Community School for a range of children and adults, many of whom are disabled.

The charity applied for a Go Kids Go! grant last year and was given £500 to put towards road safety training equipment.

Project organiser Lin Thomas said: “We wanted to teach our adults and children about road safety because for a number of them, we do not know how much road safety teaching they have had.

“Even if they are walking, it all comes in helpful. It just teaches them to be aware of what’s happening around them.

“It has made a huge difference. We have someone here who takes our cycling sessions on Fridays who is really looking forward to using it, as she is Bikeability trained. We are all working together.

“It means we can offer even more to the group. It will come in handy for lots of opportunities so we are really grateful.”

Go Kids Go! was set up by the Weston Lions Club and the Mercury in 2012, and hands out cash grants to worthy causes from around the area.

If you run a community group which you think deserves a share of this year’s £12,000 pot, are based within the postcode areas BS22, BS23, BS24, BS25 or BS29, and are a registered club, charity or not-for-profit organisation, you can apply for a grant.

The money could be used for new sports equipment, building improvements, playgroup and games equipment, sporting kits and more.

The winners will be announced in the Mercury on July 28 and presentations of the grants will be held on the final day of the Lions’ ale festival, which will take place on the Beach Lawns, Weston, from July 30-31.

To apply for a grant as part of Go Kids Go! download an application form by clicking this link or pick one up from the Mercury office. When you have completed the form, send it to Go Kids Go!, The Weston, Worle & Somerset Mercury, 32 Waterloo Street, Weston-super-Mare, BS23 1LW, email it to newsdesk@westonmercury.co.uk or hand it in at our office by 9am on July 20.

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