R Community

R Community is a social enterprise providing day services to adults with learning disabilities, mental health issues, dementia and other vulnerable adults.

The service is located at St Deny's Community Centre. R Community have had access to several adapted cycles for some years, however they were underused. With My Journey's support, the service was able to:

  • Get more adapted bikes into the centre for their clients to try out

  • Go out on day trips to places such as Cycles4All and PedALL in the New Forest

  • Pay for more staff to be trained in how to properly use the bikes and fit them for a client

  • Get the adapted cycles checked over by a professional bike mechanic

  • Pay for a specially designed storage rack in their container to store sports equipment, leaving more floor space for the adapted cycles and enabling them to be moved in and out more easily.

In fact, from the adaptions made to the shipping container, R Community had enough storage space to buy another adapted bike! Staff member Andrea raised over £1,400 to purchase the bike by running 10K in the Meon Valley Express Race – excellent work and well done!

You can find out more on the R Community website.