A resident at a care home in Stroud enjoyed her first bike ride in 90 years after a visit from Wheels 4 All helped residents re-live the thrill of cycling.

Scarlet House on Westward Road, invited the cycling charity as part of its ongoing to help its residents lead active and fulfilled lives.

The Wheels for All initiative is designed to make cycling accessible to everyone, helping people of all ages, abilities and needs to engage in a quality cycling activity.

Home manager at Scarlet House, Kate Stevens, said: “Well we’ve really made the expression of ‘just like riding a bike’ a practical reality with this visit.

"It has been fabulous witnessing the reactions of residents taking part in an activity that they haven’t enjoyed for many decades; in fact, for one lady, almost 90 years! We’ve all thoroughly enjoyed the day, which is set to be a talking point for a while to come I think.”

The cycling activity at Scarlet House coincides with Care UK’s Ride 800, a special initiative where team members spent 15 days on the road, riding 800-miles from Poole to Aberdeen to raise money for Care Workers Charity, the Alzheimer’s Society and Alzheimer Scotland.

To find out more about Scarlet House care home, call 01453 807 241 or email customer relations manager, Virginia Peachey on virginia.peachey@careuk.com.