iCycle & QAC

Providing career opportunities for people with sight challenges

iCycle was first established as a cycle repair workshop as part of Queen Alexandra College, creating opportunities for QAC students to gain first-hand experience of a real life working environment. The local community saw the value of the work done by both iCycle and QAC and really got behind the business, allowing us to grow out of the original facilities on site of QAC, and move into our current store in Bearwood. As the business has grown and become independent, one of the main points of focus remained the same, and that is to support the students at QAC.

 

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Queen Alexandra College support people who have a visual impairment, as well as offering support and guidance for students on the Autistic Spectrum (including individuals with Asperger’s syndrome), those with moderate to severe learning difficulties, students with physical disabilities and those with other needs. Ultimately, QAC have a great mix of students which adds to the wonderful atmosphere at the College.

To this day, all profits made by iCycle go towards supporting the work done by Queen Alexandra College to meet the complex needs of their students. This means that choosing iCycle over a “big name” competitor makes more happen than just supporting the bike shop, as it helps out young people with complex needs and disabilities.