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Archway Project

Based in the Thamesmead Estate in South East London, The Archway Project was set up in 1982 to enrich the lives of young people through educational workshops and recreational activities. 

The workshops allow young people to learn to maintain and ride motorcycles and mountain bikes and cook.  These training programmes are approved by the Department of Education and are delivered by experienced and professionally qualified tutors, focusing on practical tasks cutting theory to a minimum. 

Young people attending Archway can work towards BTEC Level one Diploma in Engineering; BTEC Jamie Oliver Home Cooking Skills and BTEC First Information & Creative Technology and BTEC Bicycle Engineering. 

The Will Houghton Foundation is providing bursaries for three Archway ‘graduates’ who are in their first year of studying three year course at South & West Kent College: 

  • Ryan Hill – Imi Mechanics/Technician Diploma  
  • Jay Fleming, Imi Motor Motor Vehicles Level 1 
  • Harry Hoy, Imi Motor Vehicles Level 1 

The bursaries are funding boots and overalls, and travel to and from the college. 

Cycling Projects

Cycling Projects’ Wheels for All programme gives children and adults with disabilities and special needs the opportunity to engage in quality cycling activity.  

All of its centres are equipped with specially adapted cycles and Wheels for All trained leaders, who have the knowledge and confidence to work with adapted cycles for participants to enjoy the benefits of cycling. The centres welcome individuals, groups and families to be involved. 

Wheels For All Training gives individuals, carers and support staff the confidence to work with adapted cycles for their clients or family member so that all can enjoy the benefits of cycling in a sociable environment. We even provide the adapted cycles so everyone can get involved. 

Cycling Projects works with occupational therapists, sports development, local councils, Primary Care Trusts’ care support staff, as well as the support staff and parents of those pre existing services users. 

There are currently over 50 Wheels for All centres across England, Wales.  

The Will Houghton Foundation is funding eight open days across the South East of England for Cycling Projects so that they can expand their network of centres.