Wayne's Wembley Wish
Wayne had told staff “it’s my dream to go to Wembley” on multiple occasions and here at City Care Partnership, we’re big believers in encouraging and fulfilling aspirations.
At City Care we promote a number of group and solo sports sessions and encourage gym membership. We also promote a healthy lifestyle through the development of the Health Action Group and were the first service provider in Manchester to sign up to the Health Action Plan.
There are a number of opportunities for cycling that are encouraged at City Care.
Every week we encourage people to attend a Simply Cycling event in and around Manchester
The main focus of the club is to get people cycling. They offer sessions throughout the week at various sites that are open to the public and cater for cyclists of all abilities. With hundreds of adapted bikes they are confident that anyone can enjoy the activity regardless of their abilities.
City Care also supports people to attend sessions run by GB Cycling at the Manchester Velodrome and has close ties with the Bike Barn, opposite the Jackson's boat pub on Rifle Road just off the Trans Pennine Trail. The Bike Barn offers Mountain Bike Hire and we regularly start group cycles along the trail or the river from here.
A study conducted by the University of Michigan reported fewer than 20% of people with autism learn to ride a bike. The research showed that learning to ride a bike strengthens people physically, helping develop leg muscle organisation and endurance whilst improving motor skills and physical coordination as well as aiding with balance.
At City Care we believe that regular cycling reinforces people emotionally. It adds to the sense of independence they gain as well as the accompanying feelings of freedom, pride, and accomplishment and builds the confidence to succeed in other aspects of life. It is also a fun and social activity that can be enjoyed anywhere.
Building a habit of continued, enjoyable physical activity can also lower risk of future cardiovascular problems and obesity and their associated health complications.
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