A cycling project that started out at Bisham Abbey National Sports Centre has moved into its new home at the Little Marlow athletics complex.

Wheels for All was launched three years ago at Bisham Abbey and focuses on engaging children and adults with disabilities and differing needs in a quality cycling activity.

Equipped with specially adapted bikes and led by a team of fully trained staff and volunteers, the programme welcomes individuals, groups and families to get involved, have some fun and discover the benefits that cycling has to offer.

Elliot, who has complex learning difficulties, is also a keen member of Marlow Wheels for All.

His mother explains how the programme has made a positive impact on her son. She said: ‘‘Elliot has clearly benefitted from the confidence and self-esteem that these cycling sessions have given him, as well as the sense of freedom, independence from others and his own control over his immediate environment.

“He really looks forward to the sessions and I’m sure he gets a great sense of accomplishment, as well as a very good physical workout – he doesn’t stop cycling from the moment we get there until we have to leave.”

The charity is now on a mission to raise awareness and encourage cyclists from clubs, groups and other organisations from grass-roots sports right through to professional level to get involved and help change people’s lives by supporting the Wheels for All programme.

James Cavalier, relationship director at Active in the Community CIC, who, along with site managers Serco, has been “instrumental” in helping the charity develop the project, said: “The sheer joy and freedom the participants experience whilst enjoying that sense of freedom, is something you won’t see anywhere elsewhere.

“This positive feeling is also replicated in the volunteers and workers who assist our cyclists in their rehabilitation and personal development and I feel very privileged to play a part in that.”

The More Leisure Community Trust, part of Serco, took over the running of the athletics track, in Westhorpe Lane, on behalf of Wycombe District Council last year, after the Adventure Learning Foundation (ALF) said it could not go on looking after it after a number of things “failed and broke” over time, including the running track surface.

Sessions cost £3 and run from midday to 2.30pm. To get involved, visit www.cycling.org.uk.