Diverse Abilities, Dorset’s disability charity, joined the Dream Machines event on Poole Quay organised by BCP Council as guest judges for “Bike of the Night”.
Jeff and Pete who are supported by the charity’s Supported Living Service are regular spectators at the event and had the opportunity to view the bikes on display along the quay front. Together they chose a bike as the evening’s Bike of the Night, and to go forward to the Bike of the Year competition at the end of September.
The winner was David Hambly from Warminster with his BMW S1000 (pictured with Jeff). Jeff and Pete agreed this was their favourite as it looked fast, and they loved the colours – red, white and blue. David is a regular visitor to the event and was pleased to be going home with Bike of the Night title.
Diverse Abilities Supported Living Service offers 24-hour care, seven days a week, 365 days a year to adults with physical and learning disabilities who are supported in their own home. Their personal support workers assist every individual with day-to-day activities and to take part in their hobbies and interests.
Lauren Kyprianou, personal support assistant, commented: “The guys love coming to bike night every week. It’s a great opportunity to meet up with friends, chat about the bikes and have a drink in the pub. It was fantastic to be so involved in this week’s event and we’re looking forward to seeing how David’s bike does in Bike of the Year this September.”
Dream Machines takes place every Tuesday from April to September on Poole Quay from 6 until 10pm, with this year’s Bike of the Year competition taking place on Tuesday, September 27.
Visit diverseabilities.org.uk for more information about Supported Living and the other services offered by Diverse Abilities for adults and children with physical and learning disabilities across Dorset.
For setails of upcoming events, see our What’s On Guide