Wheels for Wellbeing looks for votes from Lambeth community

Wheels for Wellbeing helps thousands of people to cycle in London
Wheels for Wellbeing helps thousands of people to cycle in London

Wheels for Wellbeing is appealing for votes to be awarded the Lloyds Bank Community Fund 2013 in Lambeth.

The Brixton-based charity, which helps people to enjoy the benefits of cycling, has been shortlisted for a £3,000 grant from Lloyds Bank to help it continue doing good work in the community.

Tessa Jowell, MP for Dulwich and West Norwood, said: “Wheels for Wellbeing does such valuable work in helping people access cycling and overcome personal barriers. In light of last year’s fantastic Olympic and Paralympic Games, the work they do is so important in widening access, participation and the sheer enjoyment in sport and physical activity.”

The charity takes cycles out into the community for people to try and runs regular cycling sessions in fun and safe environments such as Herne Hill Velodrome. It offers 2, 3 and 4-wheeled cycles for use during drop-in sessions and expert advice and assistance.

Isabelle Clement, director of Wheels for Wellbeing, said: “The Lloyds Bank Community Fund will make a huge difference by helping us to cover the cost of providing inclusive cycling sessions which have such a positive impact on our participants.”

The Lloyds Bank Community Fund helps local communities by giving grants to over 1,300 good causes in villages, towns and cities across England and Wales.

Votes (only one per community group and per mobile phone number) can be made by texting ‘VOTE LWRB’ to 61119 (standard charges apply), voting online or in person at Lloyds branches in Lambeth (Brixton, Crystal Palace and Upper Norwood, West Dulwich, and London Bridge).

Voting is open until 11.59pm November 1 2013.