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PEDAL PALS

Here in Llyn Clywedog, we are lucky enough to have full access around a beautiful reservoir - but that doesn’t mean the reservoir is accessible to all. We are working together to open up this area of outstanding natural beauty to our inclusive community.

Pedal Pals is our new community project, establishing a new Re-Cycle Hub - an electric bicycle facility at the Clywedog Creative Hub. From there, we upcycle existing push-bikes into e-bikes, and make them available for use at our cycle station. These e-bike modifications are tried and tested so that you will find no slope in the reservoir hills too steep to enjoy. While available for affordable hire by our visitors, the e-bikes are also freely available for use by our local community, as part of our aims to promote physical and mental well-being.

We will provide a tool station and support to cyclists in the wider area, while redistributing recycled bicycles to locals who may be in need. Additionally, our participant-led, community-based workshops on bicycle maintenance and e-bike upgrades will develop your understanding and practical skills in maintaining such a rewarding vehicle.

The Pedal Pals Riding with Confidence workshops encourage our members to take advantage of both new and old trails, focused on building your confidence and developing the relationship between you and your bicycle. We are also working to develop e-cycle routes around Llyn Clywedog, as well as outdoor workshop spaces, and public seating, so that all of our community members and visitors can enjoy this extremely special environment - sustainably!

We will work together to propose new trail plans that improve accessibility around the reservoir for everyone. As always, Pedal Pals is a project led by Radiate Arts, but is built by our community first. If you would like more information on this particular project, or have suggestions or feedback of your own, please email office@radiatearts.co.uk.