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Disability Sheffield's Cycling 4 All featured on BBC's DIY SOS:The Big Build

Disability Sheffield's Cycling 4 All featured on BBC's DIY SOS:The Big Build

Cycling 4 All, Disability Sheffield’s inclusive cycling project , was featured in the BBC’s DIY SOS: The Big Build on the 21st February.

The long running DIY programme follows Nick Knowles and his team as they recruit friends, family and local trades to help transform the homes of families across Britain.

When 36-year-old Terry Guest, father of two daughters, had a catastrophic brain injury, he was left with severe disabilities. As his house was unsuitable for him, the only care available was an old-people’s dementia care home, where he remained for several years. In need of more day-to-day care and a place of his own, his sister Tracey stepped in to offer help, but her house was also unsuitable.

Now DIY SOS and their team of generous South Yorkshire volunteers and suppliers are stepping in to adapt Tracey’s home and also, in a DIY SOS first, build Terry his very own separate pad at the end of the garden.

In this episode, which can be viewed in full on BBC iPlayer here, Nick introduces Terry and his best friend Jamie to the Cycling 4 All group (pictured) at Hillsborough Park. The team watch on as Terry goes cycling for the first time since his brain injury, showing just how vital to disabled people’s wellbeing groups like Cycling 4 All are.

Let us know what you thought of the programme in the comments below. Would you like to get involved with Cycling4All? What did you think to the accessible home the team at DIY SOS and local organisations built for Terry?

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