195 miles, 3 days, 6 sore legs & 3 sore bottoms for Pompey in the Community to raise funds for two new pedal wheelchair carriers.
Three staff from Pompey in the Community the charitable foundation of Portsmouth FC, are looking to further support their fantastic disability & community cycling scheme thanks to the support of Larcomes Solicitors.
The Pompey in the Community disability cycling programme, Wheels for All has this year allowed over 200 people with multiple needs and disabilities to get active, get fit and experience the thrill of cycling.
With over 70 different bikes that are used on five days of the week, with hand cycles, tandems and specially adapted disability bikes ensuring that no matter what, there are no barriers for anyone to get on a bike and pedal.
Due to the success of the programme they’ve now reached capacity, and no longer have enough Wheelchair carrier bikes for the amount of wheelchair users who now use Wheels for All. Clare Martin at Pompey in Community said “We know this isn’t fair and we want to give everyone the opportunity get on a bike no matter what”.
To raise funds for two new wheelchair bikes Clare and her two colleagues have taken the ridiculous decision to cycle a wheelchair carrier from Derby to Pompey. Cycling 195 miles, on a bike that weighs more three times your average bike visiting, a few of our football league friends along the way, before making it back to Fratton Park to watch Pompey beat Milton Keynes.
In doing so they want to raise £6,000 to buy two new Wheelchair Carrier’s, and to do this, they need your help.
To support PITC, Clare and her team make cycling more accessible Please text “PITC60 £10” to 70070 to donate £10.
For more information about the cycling fundraiser contact Matt York, Head of Community projects at Pompey in the Community on: Matt.York@PompeyITC.org.uk or 02392 77 6822. Local Solicitors Larcomes, who have been awarded previously Hampshire Law Society Small Law Firm of the Year for their community engagement and support of local charities, are delighted to be key sponsors of this disability ride.
Community spirit is actively encouraged firm-wide within Larcomes and clients always receive a friendly and personal service. Small enough to care, Larcomes are also big enough to specialise, providing their clients with expert advice to meet their specific needs. For more information on their services for businesses and individuals please contact Mark Lucie on email@example.com or 02392 448100