Pedal Power ACT is proud to offer a range of activities for riders of all levels, and the inclusion of the Fitability program provides yet another opportunity for all Canberrans to get on their bike.
The Fitability tandem cycling program is widely known throughout Canberra for the fantastic support given to vision impaired people, as well as people with other disabilities. The Fitability program has provided numerous opportunities to its members, with four riders recently winning medals at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.
Fitability was established in 2001 by members of Females in Training and through an ACT Government grant. The original intent of Fitability was to provide training opportunities and support for vision-impaired potential elite female cyclists. Fitability established a partnership with Pedal Power in 2006 to allow the program to expand. This very successful program is growing in size and now includes males as well as children.
“Pardon the pun – but it is a natural fit for the program to move under the Pedal Power ACT Umbrella,” said Executive Officer John Armstrong. “Pedal Power is the largest cycling organisation in the nation’s capital and will allow Fitability to grow and develop further than it was able to under the Females in Training (FIT) club and constitution.”
Emma Wensing, FIT President said “The transition of Fitability to come fully under Pedal Power’s umbrella should be seen as a proud moment for FIT.
The original intent and scope of Fitability has been far exceeded through the hard work and dedication of a range of passionate volunteers from both organisations. I am confident that Fitability will continue to play an important role supporting vision-impaired cyclists in Canberra and that the organisation will flourish with Pedal Power’s support. We wish Fitability and its riders continued success, and thank all involved for working so hard to ensure a smooth transition.”
Fitability, FIT and Pedal Power will be celebrating the achievements of Fitability at the handover on Thursday 14 May at the Gryphon Café and Bar in Griffith at 5:30 to 7:00pm.
If you would like to attend please contact the Pedal Power ACT office on 02 6248 7775.