The legacy of the Paralympics was to encourage more people with disabilities into sport and more than a year on, a charity in the Lake District has been awarded almost a quarter of a million pounds to do just that.
Katie Hunter has been to the Calvert Trust near Keswick to see how the money will be spent:
Cumbrian cycling group the Watchtree Wheelers have expressed their happiness at being awarded £50,000 to continue the sporting and olympic legacy in the region.
“We are delighted with the funding support we have received from Sport England and would like to thank our regular users and supporters for all the work they’ve put into making the application a success.
“This funding will allow us to resurface a large area of unused broken concrete and create a cycle track which is suitable for our specially adapted cycles. This new route will follow the perimeter of the nature reserve allowing riders to enjoy the views, sounds and smells of the wild flower meadows, lowland scrub and the woodlands.”
– Ryan Dobson, Project officer for the Watchtree Wheelers