16th May 2019
Cycling has probably never been so popular, and yet for many this is simply not possible, due to costs, affordability, disability, or other factors. When one opens ones eyes and looks it is quite incredible what we have available to us in Wrexham.
Yesterday we paid a visit to Groundworks North Wales, at their Alyn Waters site, based in the stunning WCBC Alyn Water Country Park, which is just 10 minutes by car from the town centre, heading towards Mold.
Groundwork North Wales helps people and organisations make changes in order to create better neighbourhoods, build skills and job prospects and to live and work in a greener way.
They work alongside local communities, public bodies, private companies and other voluntary sector organisations to support communities in need.
They have over twenty-five years’ experience in delivering bespoke projects that use the environment as a catalyst for building a more sustainable future. They focus their activity on communities where they can make the most difference. Last year alone they delivered over 85 projects across North Wales, helping improve the quality of people’s lives and the places where they live, work and play.
The visitor centre in Alyn Waters is one of their latest projects and they took over the management from WCBC a few months ago. The centre offers, refreshments, events, conference facilities throughout the year.
Just across the car park from the Visitor Centre we came across one of their other projects which has been running for seven years. Pedal Power – Cycling 4 All. We have never heard of this and would guess neither have many people throughout the county of Wrexham. So we thought we would use our blog this morning to explain a little more.
Pedal Power have a huge range of cycles for all abilities, including normal mountain bikes, tandems, tricycles, duel seat four wheel, balance bikes. The team at Power Pedal are passionate about cycling and removing the barriers so that almost anyone has the opportunity to cycle in a safe and stunning location. They cater for all abilities and those with disabilities and are open two days a week. If you would love to cycle and feel for various reasons you are not able to do so, please do give them a call or pop along. For more information we took a photo of their latest flyer.
For more information on Groundwork Northwales please visit their website.