A SCHEME which helps children with disabilities enjoy cycling has relaunched.

Junior Wheels for All will run every Saturday from Wood Green School in Witney, with the sessions operated by Windrush Bike Project.

Children aged two to 16 can take part, with specially adapted bikes, recumbents, trikes, handcycles and wheelchair carriers available.

Windrush Bike Project director Brigitte Hickman said she was ‘delighted’ the bikes were back in action.

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Rob Shadbolt, headteacher at Wood Green, said: “We’re very proud to support and provide a home for this enterprising project that aims to improve access to cycling for children.

“Cycling is so good for wellbeing and independence.

“It is positive to see the project taking off here especially when many children have missed out on these opportunities during the pandemic.”

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Witney mayor Joy Aitman added: “Junior Wheels for All gives young people the sense of freedom that cycling brings.

“There is an opportunity to try an amazing range of adapted cycles that can be cycled around a large safe area.

“I was delighted to try out the hand pedalled tricycle and I look forward to another visit to see the enjoyment it will bring.”

Wheels for All is a national programme providing cycling opportunities for people of all ages with a disability or differing need.

There are currently more than 50 Wheels for All centres across England and Wales.

Wheels for All Oxford operates from the Horspath Road Athletics Track.