Wheels for All is coming to the South Lakes.
A gathering geared to bring cycling to everyone beckons in the heart of the Lakes with specially adapted cycles for people of all abilities.
Showcasing the benefits of being mobile in the great outdoors, the Wheels for All event is being staged at Brockhole, the Lake District Visitor Centre on the shores of Windermere on Friday, May 12th offering children, adults and the elderly the chance to cycle regardless of ability
Specially adapted cycles will cater for a wide range of abilities and people are being invited to roll up and have a go, while enjoying sensational scenery and beautiful grounds.
Local cycling and care organisations will have stands and displays. There will also be plenty of outdoor entertainment and fun for the whole family.
The event is led by Cycling Projects, the charity behind nationally recognised programme, Wheels for All. By using specially adapted cycles, it provides quality, fun activities that are both physically and mentally stimulating for adults and children with disabilities and differing needs.
Lake District National Park’s CEO, Richard Leafe, said: “We recognise the demand for outdoor activities that are accessible for all ability groups and want to put the Lake District on the map for disabled visitors to come and enjoy the spectacular scenery on offer.
“We hope this event will be the catalyst for a longer-term project to develop more activities and facilities for all abilities across the park.”
People can turn up on their own, with families, or groups and have a go, learn more about all-ability Lakes’ cycling opportunities and find out how they can help to support the initiative.
Ian Tierney, director of Cycling Projects, explained: “We are delighted by the positive response we have received so far from local groups and charities, sponsors and vital stakeholders, such as the Lake District National Park Authority.
“We know how much pleasure that having a go on an adapted bike can be, both for the user and also their family and carers. We are excited to work with our local partners to develop a really rewarding programme of cycling activities across Cumbria for both local people and visitors.”
The Brockhole event runs from 10am to 3pm on May 12th.
For more details on attending the event please contact Ian Tierney on 01925 234213 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Cycling Projects is very grateful to vital sponsorship from James Cropper, Kendal Cycling Club and Cumberland Building Society’s Kendal branch, which had made the event possible.
Lets focus on Bath and West Wheels for All
Based at the Odd Down Sports Ground using a wide range of hand cycles, specialist cycles and trikes on the 1.5k cycle circuit where regular Saturday sessions are available 3 Saturdays per month. The emphasis is on removing all barriers that might prevent anyone from enjoying the sense of fun and freedom of cycling.
In addition to our regular open sessions Wheels for all provide inclusive cycle sessions for local groups and charities that support people with learning disabilities and physical impairments. Local Mencap clubs, Three Ways School, Leonard Cheshire Disability, Carrswood day centre and neighbouring SEN schools and colleges all enjoy regular visits.
Please contact us for details of how to book a session for our group, organisation or to register for one of our open Saturday sessions.
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Bath &West Wheels for All relies on the support of volunteers and we encourage new volunteer recruits including young people.
Bath & West Wheels for All is coordinated locally by Chris Revill under the governance of Cycling Projects. The project is also supported by the ‘Friends of Wheels for All’ which is made up of parents, carers and users of the project. As well as fundraising the group also provide feedback and ideas on new activities. From April 2017 Wheels for All has been fortunate to receive the generous support of the St Johns Foundation to support the growth of the programme for the coming years.
So if you are local or are just passing come and joing Wheels for All activities at Odd Down with Bath and West Wheels for All. We guarantee you’ll have a great time!
To find out more:
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Call us on 0753 026 3014
Chris Revill – Cycling Projects
‘wheels for all – bath&west‘ Coordinator
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We are recruiting for a number of our Wheels for All and Pedal Away programmes.
We want to recruit people who are keen, energetic, dedicated and show an eagerness to work with inactive people of all abilities and to give them the opportunity to cycle through our two community cycling initiatives Pedal Away and Wheels for All.
In particularly we are keen to recruit people to support our programmes in the Merseyside, Cheshire and Lancashire regions.
The success of our community programmes rely on the support of sessional workers and volunteers. A broad range of skills and experience is important when engaging with new people or returning cyclist to Pedal Away and Wheels for All.
As the season ramps up with more activities through the spring and the summer we are looking for sessional workers to support Pedal Away rides and Wheels for All activities. There is a lot of flexibility with the hours of work and often we can fit around your availability. Some sessional workers work in specific areas and some for a set number of hours – its purely down to what is a available and what works for you..
Training and Support
We can support you with an induction package and the necessary training and we actively encourage that you experience existing Pedal Away and Wheels for All activities before you begin.
Interested in this opportunity?
Then please click on the link below which give you further information. Or get in touch for a chat about what we require and how it can potentially be the ideal role for you!
phone 01925234213 or email – firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing date for returned applications is Sunday 12th March
Yes we are in the depths of winter, but that doesn’t mean there can’t be any inclusive cycling activity for those people who want their cycling all year round, as we are able to offer indoor inclusive cycling in different settings.
There are a number of Wheels for All centres across the country who offer indoor sessions in leisure centres, school sports halls and even aircraft hangers!!
All year round Wheels for All activities can be found in Preston, Leatherhead, Bath, Leicester, Wigan and Cannock.
So come on down and try out the indoor Wheels for All experience….
For more information on the locations of Wheels for All inclusive cycling at indoor facilities please contact Cycling Projects office on 01925 234213 or email email@example.com,uk
Its been another very busy year for Bath and West Wheels for All with sessions operating all through the year either at the Odd Down cycle circuit or at the indoor Leisure facilities at Beechen Cliff Sports Barn.
All participants and support networks are given a warm welcome by Chris and all the volunteers at Bath & West Wheels for All with each given advice on the most appropriate cycle to meet their needs and specialist training and mentoring offered to everyone, so that they can gain all the benefits possible from cycling.
For more information of how you can get involved please contact Chris Revill on 07530263014
or email Wheelsforall.firstname.lastname@example.org
Click on the link below for further information on the future Wheels for All sessions
The Wheels for All programme at Blackbridge Athletics Track in Gloucester is all falling into place with a confirmed broad range of adapted cycles and this has recently been complimented by Wheels for All Leadership training delivered in partnership with Leonard Cheshire and Active Gloucestershire.
We look forward to working with this strong partnership to enable more and more people gaining access to such great cycling facilities in a safe, controlled and enjoyable setting.
The athletics track makes a great setting for people of all abilities who want to try cycling for the first time or for those people returning to cycling
If you would like to know more about the Wheels for All activities at Blackbridge as participants, organisation or indeed as a volunteer then please get in touch with MaryClare Faulkner on 01242 512569 or email maryclare.faulkner@
Recently Wheels for All worked in partnership with the Wiltshire Sports engagement team to bring inclusive cycling to children, adults and the elderly. Wheels for All was welcomed by Salisbury communities and the day was a complete success with many children trying out cycling for the first time with some great feedback ” We want to come back again” and “I’ve had an amazing time”.
A big thank you goes out to Exeter House Special School and Manor Fields primary School and also The Meadows Day Centre who all got involved in the Wheels for All event and left with big smiles on their faces!!
The aim is to make Salisbury Five Rivers Leisure Centre a Wheels for All centre offering cycling for all abilities on a regular basis. The will begin with a season of Wheels for All activities from April 2017.
We realise Wiltshire has been represented in term s of a complete cycling offer and so it is great to have the support and dedication of the disability sports team to make this happen for South Wiltshire
If you would like to know more would like to get involved as a participant or as a volunteer please do get in touch with Rob Paget Disability Sport Development Officer 01722 434770 or email – email@example.com
Recently we delivered a successful Wheels for All Leader training course for St. Helens council on Merseyside.
The course was delivered in partnership with the road safety team and the sports development team of the council alongside various partners representing day centres and SEN school from across the region.
Th aim of the training course was to educate and mentor and give people the knowledge and skills to support future sessions from Victoria Park in St. Helens ready for the new season of Spring 2017.
If you would like to get involved with St. Helens Wheels for All as a participant or a volunteer please do get in touch with Lyndsey Ryder-Moulton on 01744 676188
We are really looking forward to a very busy day at the Five Rivers Leisure Centre on Monday 21st November whereby we will be bringing Wheels for All activities to children, adults and the elderly.
The Try Out event is being delivered in partnership with Wiltshire County Council through the Disability Sports development team at the council.
The aim is to gather momentum and ongoing interest for the creation of a permanent Wheels for All offer for all abilities across South Wiltshire and beyond.
We are aware that here is currently very little provision for inclusive cycling across the county of Wiltshire and the aim of this partnership is to create a regular Wheels for All programme for the communuties of South Wilthsire in Salisbury accessible for everyone regardless of their ability.
If you would like to know more about the event and get involved then please contact Robert Paget on 01722 434770 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Through our Pedal Away initiative we have recently delivered another exceptional Great Pedal Away Challenge which offers rider a chance to take on the challenge of either a 10 mile or a 40 mile tour of the borough of Knowsley.
Over 140 riders took part in the challenge event which showcases the cycle trails, greenways and countryside in and around Knowsley.
We had exceptional weather on the day making it ideal for the cycle challenge.
Every person that entered the event raised funds for the charity Cycling Projects and with the added incentive of those rasing over a £100 receiving a limited edition Cycling Projects cycle jersey!
All proceeds will go towards increasing the fleet of adapted cycles at our Wheels for All centres in Halewood.
A huge thank you goes out to all the riders who completed the events – your support is very much appreciated and of course we really want to thank all the volunteers and partners who made this event such a success – it really couldn’t have happened without you!!
The plans for The Great Pedal Away Challenge event 2017 are for bigger and better things perhaps stretching into neighboring boroughs….so watch this space for further updates..