Hull's East Park wins BBC Power of Sport award

Hull's East Park has won the BBC Power of Sport award for a scheme that allows disabled children to try out cycling in the green space.

The Aiming High Inclusive Cycling Scheme allows disabled children, their families, friends and carers to experience cycling in Hull's East Park.

It was instituted after research found that many disabled children wanted to try cycling, but had never been given the opportunity to do so.

The initiative, launched earlier this year and officially opened in September, is supported by Hull City Council, NHS Hull and the voluntary sector, and is funded by money made available under the Government's Aiming High for Disabled Children programme.

East Park manager Mairtin Coss said: "This scheme has been the result of a strong partnership, all working towards improving positive outcomes for disabled children. We hope to expand the scheme over the next 18 months, allowing even more children and their families to enjoy themselves."

 

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