A COLLEGE has donated a minibus to a nearby charity to allow those with additional needs to access cycling.

Barton Peveril Sixth Form College has donated a minibus to PEDALL, a New Forest based organisation that provides inclusive cycling to individuals across the region.

The organisation, which is run by the charity Friends of PEDALL and the New Forest National Park Authority, provides inclusive cycling in and around the New Forest and aims to make cycling available to anyone.

Its services aim to facilitate those who do not have access to cycling and its many benefits, due to: age; economic, cultural and social challenges; health issues; mobility issues; physical and intellectual disabilities; special educational needs; and recovery from injury or illness.

The College donated the minibus after updating its current fleet of minibuses, which helps its students explore educational and sporting opportunities away from campus.

Now PEDALL Project Manager, Donna Neseyif has said the bus will enable the charity to help people with additional needs to access cycling and wellbeing opportunities that they would ordinarily be unable to enjoy.

"We are so thankful to Barton Peveril for their tremendous generosity and kind donation to the PEDALL project.

“Barton Peveril have been outstanding in the support they have given to the project and a fantastic example of how the local community can help charities such as PEDALL to support the most vulnerable in our society to improve health and wellbeing."

The organisation also recently secured funding from The Lottery Community Fund to help the project run for the next three years.