Disabled people cycle from Hastings to Brighton

Possability People’s Community Employment Service in Hastings are doing a 72 mile sponsored bike ride, from Hastings to Brighton and back. With a twist. They will be doing it on exercise bikes kindly loaned by Helenswood Sports Centre. This means that all of of the project’s disabled volunteers and participants can join in.

The Community Employment Service supports disabled people who are thinking about getting a job to see what they can do, instead of what they can’t. It sets goals and work on things like CVs and interviews, using the internet, filling in applications, as well as helping people to manage talking to employers about their health or impairments.

Angela Graham from the project was so inspired by the people she supports every day that she wants to raise money for the project’s future. Not only that, but volunteers and participants wanted to join in.

As a team, they will take it in turns to cycle part of the journey and raise money for the project. There will be a smoothie bike peddling with us and making fruit smoothies and home made cakes and tea will also be available for anyone who wants to drop in and see the team in action.

A project participant says: “Get Set has really given me the support I have needed. I have hope, I know I can get back to my old self, work again and move my life to where I want to be, and like you said, belong in society.”

The bike ride takes place at on 21 November 2018 at Jackson Hall, Portland Place, Hastings cycling from 9.30 to 4.30.

Donations can be made to the event by going tohttps://mydonate.bt.com/events/cycleforpossabilitypeople/476776