Fundraising for Wheels for Wellbeing, Transport for All, and Disabled People Against Cuts, in memory of Richard and to keep his work going.
I’m Doug Paulley, and I am fundraising in memory of Richard – the Heavy Metal Handcyclist / @CrippledCyclist.
Richard very sadly died on Monday night. (21st March 2022).
Richard was the most amazing, kind-hearted guy. He was a great campaigner for disability rights and justice, particularly for rights of access to cycling infrastructure. He was a skills-multiplier; so many people have gained skills and confidence to challenge injustice because of his encouragement and empowerment. He was so generous with his time and expertise that there is a phalanx of disabled people, particularly cyclists, who can better challenge inaccessible infrastructure and services because of him. His accessible infrastructure Freedom of Information template is just one example of the multitude of ways in which he made such a difference.