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Gearing up for Success – Cycling Club awarded £5000 grant

Delighted organisers say grant will enhance future prospects

Greenwich's Islamic Cycle Club is among a handful of community organisations to benefit from a £5000 grant.

The club was awarded the grant by Transport for London who along with organisations Community Cycling Fund for London and London Cycling Campaign, are encouraging people of all ages and abilities to get involved in the sport.

Seven grants of £5000 were awarded to the best new schemes and ten ‘top-up’ grants of up to £1000 were awarded for projects already benefiting from such grants.

Greenwich was one of 11 London boroughs to receive grants, which has previously been used to fund various projects from guided rides and cycle training to drop in maintenance sessions and ‘build a bike’ courses.

Almost £1 billion is being invested in a programme of improvements to transform cycling in London as part of the Mayor’s Cycling Vision.

Adel Khaireh, Youth Project Coordinator for Greenwich Islamic Cycle Club commented: “We are absolutely delighted that we were successful in receiving a grant from Transport for London and everybody at the centre is feeling excited about our plans.

"This grant will enable our projects to stand on their own two feet and it will empower volunteers to take leadership and training, so the projects can continue long into the future.”

London Cycling Campaign Grants officer, Aurora Trujillo said: “This fund enables community projects to deliver a variety of cycling activities. Working with groups that face specific barriers to cycling is key to making it an activity that is accessible to all Londoners."

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