News: Hannah Johns Pedals 150 kilometres for Mental Health and Wheels for All

Cycling enthusiast, Hannah Johns is pedalling a whopping 94 miles from Great Yarmouth to Clacton-on-Sea to raise funds for Mid and North East Essex Mind and awareness for Wheels for All. The cycle ride is part of the ‘Three Counties, Seven Piers’ challenge where 50 cyclists will power through three counties on 9 June 2024.

Hannah is a Regional Manager for the national inclusive cycling charity, Wheels for All. The organisation offers adapted cycles in Clacton-on-Sea to help people with a physical or learning disability enjoy the freedom of cycling.  

Hannah explains: “Wheels for All offer cycling hubs, a safe space for cycling and adapted cycles for people with either a physical or learning disability. Our aim is to help people to experience the fun of cycling.

“Since we set-up in the area, we’ve provided recumbent trikes, hand cycles, side-by-side tandems to help people keep active and experience the great outdoors. Many people in our hub have made new friendships, met like-minded people, and really blossomed.”

She continued: “I’ve only been cycling for one year and my longest ride has been 50 kilometres, so this will be a big challenge for me!”

Exercise is well-known to support mental wellbeing; when people cycle their body releases endorphins, a ‘happy hormone’, which naturally boosts mental health.

If you’re feeling inspired we still have a few spaces left on the ‘Three Counties, Seven Piers’ challenge. You’ll will receive full support before and during the ride, from training advice given by British Cycling-approved coaches through to medical and mechanical assistance on the day, if required. Sign up for the Three Counties Seven Piers | 94-mile Cycle (




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