My name’s Kevin and I’m the Ability Wheelz Service Co-ordinator.  I joined POINT in May 2016 when they were commissioned to operate the accessible cycling centre based in Alexandra Park where I had been the co-ordinator for a number of years.  The centre was re-branded to become Ability Wheelz Cycling Centre.

 

My working life has been varied but in 2003 I started to volunteer supporting a gentleman with learning disabilities to access community activities.  From there I started to work in the care sector supporting young adults with disabilities/mental health in their own home, worked within the NHS in Rochdale and then worked with children with disabilities at the Woodfield Centre.  This is where I furthered my career by gaining my first ever qualifications, Foundation Degree in Health and Social Care and NVQ Level 3 in Health and Social Care. It was hard work for 2 years juggling work and studying but a proud moment when I graduated.

 

I’m a keen off-road mountain biking enthusiast and love nothing more than being out and about whenever possible on my bike.  Ties in very nicely with my job here at the centre.  There’s nothing makes me happier than watching the pleasure the children, young people and adults get from being out and about in the fresh air on one of our bikes.  My proudest moments are when the children who are taking lessons learn how to ride two wheels and get their certificates from Ability Wheelz.