Wheels for Wellbeing, an advocating group on behalf of disabled people who wheel and cycle, is calling on the Government and local authorities to prioritise the freedom of movement of disabled and older people in post-lockdown Britain.

According to the group, lockdown is having a greater detrimental impact on disabled people, who are more likely to have been self-isolating, had fewer opportunities to exercise, and experienced greater social isolation.

While local authorities across the country are introducing temporary and emergency active travel measures such as pop up bikes lanes and widening pavements, to aid people in social distancing when moving around, the charity says that unless this infrastructure is accessible to all and disabled car parking is retained, disabled people will not be able to safely physically distance.