A MALPAS care home has partnered with a charity to organise a weekly bike-riding initiative.

Prospect House Care Home has partnered with Pedal Power and the scheme has proved to be a big hit with residents.

The cycling initiative has been praised for providing recreational activity and being a catalyst for camaraderie, fitness, and connection with nature.

Activities manager, Joe Ward, said: "We aimed to introduce something truly special for our residents.

"Given the overwhelming response and enthusiasm, it's evident that our partnership with Pedal Power has created a unique and fulfilling activity.


"We have residents who can't wait for their turn and others who've been on the ride and are eager to go again.

Pedal Power is dedicated to promoting cycling as a healthy, sustainable and inclusive form of transport and it supplies bicycles and equipment and it is pleased to be working with Prospect House.

A spokesperson said: "We're delighted to work with Prospect House Care Home on such a beneficial initiative.

"Seeing the joy on the faces of the residents, their excitement for the activity, and hearing their delightful experiences only reaffirms our mission."

Residents were able to enjoy a bike ride through Alyn Waters Park near Wrexham.

One resident said: "Riding through Alyn Waters is simply rejuvenating.

"It's like each week we get to breathe fresh air into our routine."

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The care home expects the initiative to expand.

A spokesperson said: "The bike-riding initiative by Prospect House Care Home and Pedal Power has brilliantly integrated fun, fitness, and community spirit into the residents' lives, making it a truly 'extra special' experience.

"Given its current success, this initiative is anticipated to expand, making an even more significant impact on the lives of Prospect House's residents."