Since 2012 Cycling 4 All has provided activities for 7,700 individuals, reaching almost 1.5 Million people through social media, press and hosting events. Cycling 4 All is a unique project in Higher and Further education and has had national reach. The C4A project is a market leader in enhancing the disabled student experience and has been using engagement with sports as an entry point to disabled student engagement. The project has been heralded as a model of good practice for disabled student engagement by the English Federation of Disability Sport; the NUS disabled student campaign and British University College Sports.
Choices 4 All was formerly known as Cycling 4 All; Cycling 4 All was created to enhance the disabled student experience using engagement with sports as an entry point for disabled students to engage with sports and the wider student body. Through funding by the National Lottery of £300,000 Choices 4 All is the natural progression from Cycling 4 All, though the original project had significant impact on the lives of disabled students there was a considerable need to expand the activities on offer to the student and wider community.
Choices 4 All seek to connect with organisations to provide volunteering opportunities for students, our scheme acts as a employability pathway to provide students with training, skills and confidence to improve their future ambitions. At the heart of the project is Inclusivity. We reward students volunteering by giving them the opportunity to gain qualifications outside of their degree and a employability certificate that has documented the training and volunteering hours they have done.