FENCER Adrian Derbyshire can now go that extra mile during his mission to educate children and students on hate crime and raise awareness of disabilities.

The British wheelchair fencing champion, who is an ambassador for Warrington Wolves Charitable Foundation, was presented with a hand-powered tricycle from staff members at Gladstone Brookes.

The bike will be used during his tour of the UK, where he will speak to youngsters about the effects of hate crime. 

It was paid for in part using public money, after John Dwyer, Police and Crime Commissioner for Cheshire, approved a grant of £5,000. 

Adrian, who has won two gold and three silver medals in his career, will visit a number of schools, colleges and universities across Cheshire before starting his tour of the UK. 

He will also use the bike in personal events, like the English half marathon.

A spokesman for Gladstone Brookes said: “This scheme has really opened our eyes to the struggles that the disabled community endure on a daily basis.

“The selfish and senseless hate crimes carried out against disabled people and other sections of the community needs to be stamped out.

“We will be lending our support to the campaign and we believe that the community will benefit considerably if we can help eliminate these dreadful offences.”

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