I know, the wee story that was handed to The Ministers, doesn't mention the CTC, and it deliberately gives me a false age. (They think I'm becoming too well known,)But I think it does promote cycling as a healthy activity, thats practical, healthy and cheap for folk with disabilities. :) So I'm happy that I 'pimp' myself about a bit. I've also been invited to a healthy food thing on Friday, I asked if I could take Ziggy? and Yes, I can :) And give a Q and A 5mins.
Personal Story A paper that the SDS team were asked to produce, (You know the ones that I work with on a Wednesday?)
Caroline a lady in her late 30’s with a physical disability who lives in Sheffield was also one of the first people to receive a personal budget from the Local Authority. Before receiving her budget she would say life was very difficult. Trying to manage being a mum and adjusting to changing life circumstances. Since receiving her small personal budget she has transformed her life. She used her budget to help her think about how she could become more physically active. She then learnt to cycle again, having mastered this and becoming very positive and enthusiastic about cycling she has become a Health Champion and tours Sheffield's parks with her trike helping people to also learn to cycle. She is now applying to do her City and Guilds course to become a Community Tutor. In addition she is a co-facilitator on the training currently being provided to assessment and care management staff.
I wish I was a better cyclist though sometimes, I mean I do get a lot of attention, for doing very little. Hey I had a race, back up the road wi my wee boy on his BMX today. And yes he beat me, but only just.
I am very happy despite my personal life being a bit lacking at times. Normally, I'd make a witty joke about looking after myself ;) but I'm far too bashful to say that at the mo. xxx