My company, Peddle My Wheels, was formed in 2012. From the outset I wanted to show that a business could be financially stable whilst always adhering to sustainable and ethical practices. The primary focus of Peddle My Wheels is to help get people cycling by providing affordable, easy to access bicycles of all types, and to support the person with cycle training to increase confidence and safety when cycling on the roads. We do this by running schemes such as our secondhand bike markets and our Try Before You Bike scheme. Bike markets: we run the bike markets in
In my role as Chairman of NHS Croydon Clinical Commissioning Group, I’ve seen first-hand how important it is that we work in partnership across the NHS, with Croydon Council and the voluntary sector to improve local health and care services and to give people the chance to take ownership of their own health. This kind of education is invaluable, as once you can take better care of yourself, you inevitably become a happier and more fulfilled person. Simply talking about the challenges you’re facing, supporting others and helping each other on your way makes people happier and reduces the need
Keeping active and moving our bodies more can make a huge difference to our health and wellbeing. It can seem a daunting task to change our routine and fit in a bit more exercise but joining a group activity is a great way to look after your health and wellbeing. It can also help to tackle people being isolated or feeling alone as talking, supporting and helping each other makes people happier, can prevent illness and reduces the need for specialist care. Last year, a team representing Croydon lined up against teams from across London and beyond to represent their
We are the Lions Society… five ordinary men who have come together to impact our community in the best possible way.
With Christmas approaching some of us are worrying about how we will keep our homes warm this winter and pay our bills without falling into debt.