We are pleased to announce the launch of our latest edition of Enable – the newsletter for the Wheels for All network.
In this latest edition of Enable – The national Wheels for All newsletter we have features on –
New centres that have recently been launched in different parts of the country
Partnerships with Leonard Cheshire to bring cycling to the communities of Gloucester
The powerful impact the volunteers has on the Wheels for All experience
Case studies with people such Aaron who is a regular at Woking Wheels for All (often in fancy dress!)
Partnerships with Kendal Cycling Club and South Lakes District Council working together to bring Wheels for All activities to the region
Articles on inclusive cycle training and maintenance support
So we hope you like and we hope it inspires to get involved with Wheels for All in anyway possible as a participant , as a volunteer or as a supporter of the inclusive cycling movement.
Please note this position has now been filled.
We have a very exciting opportunity for a North Wales Wheels for All co-ordinator.
This role will support the development and delivery of Wheels for All activities across the regions of Flintshire, Denbighshire, Conwy and potentially Gwynedd. It is a 3 year position that will work closely with a range of partners to establish regular cycling opportunities for people of all abilities including children, adults and the elderly.
We are looking for an individual who is enthusiastic and passionate about giving people the chance to cycle regardless of their ability or experience. We are looking for someone to help breakdown barriers and help make the opportunities to be active easy to access.
Ideally you have experience in community engagement working across a mix of sectors including leisure, sports, adults and children and transport services.
The project will focus on creating ideal settings across a number of regions of North Wales whereby people will be able to access cycling on a regular basis for future years.
Each Wheels for All centre will be supported by a wide range of adapted cycles including tricycles, quad cycles, hand cycles and wheelchair transporters. All centres will offer training opportunities for partner organisations and project volunteers giving people the opportunity to get actively involved the delivery of each session.
The aim of the project is to create a regular cycling programme that is open for children, adults and the elderly , which ultimately gives people choice and options when they can access cycling in their areas
If you are interested in wanting to k ow more about this fantastic opportunity please do get in touch to request an application pack – phone for details 01925 234213 or email – email@example.com
More information on the job role and responsibilities is highlighted below
We are very excited to announce that through the great support of Steve Morgan Foundation we will be able to create a comprehensive cycling offer for all abilities through the Wheels for All programme across the North Wales region.
Working closely with various partners including sports development, adults services, SEN schools and colleges and various disability support agencies we will be bringing Wheels for All to Flintshire, Denbighshire, Conwy and potentially Gwynedd.
The aim is to offer a regular grassroots cycling activity embracing the efforts and achievements of everyone involved regardless of their ability. The venues and settings will be a mix of parks, cycle greenways and athletics tracks, which are ideal settings for those trying cycling for the first time or returning to cycling after long period way from cycling.
The support from Steve Morgan Foundation over a three year period will allow for adapted cycles to be based in various locations, supported with a strong training programme, Wheels for All engagement festivals, regular sessions, which will all be co-ordinated by a Wheels for All projects officer.
We are truly excited about creating a sustainable community cycling offer for the regions of North Wales – its a complete honour to bring the Wheels for All programme to North Wales.
Wheels for All activities will give inactive people regular opportunities to be active in settings that are relaxing, comfortable and enjoyable for everyone. We will focus on offering activities that will allow all of the family to participate.
So if you want to get involved as a participant, as a partner, or perhaps you may want to volunteer for the North Wales Wheels for All programme? then please get in touch
If you want to know more about the forthcoming Wheels for All activities across North Wales, where and when? then please get in touch….. 01925 234213 or email – firstname.lastname@example.org
We are currently recruiting for a Wirral cycling and walking Activator. This role will actively support people people who have recently found employment or who are seeking employment by promoting the ways of commute through Active Travel.
The projects will be promote the benefits of walking and cycling to and from the work place and highlight how local community members can cycle and walk at ease to the place of work.
This is initially a 12 month project in partnership with Wirral Council and Merseytravel.
We are looking for an enthusiastic and energetic person, who is able to positively engage with all members of the community and also to meet with partners to help develop and deliver a successful project for all involved.
If you are interested in finding out more about the project and would like an application pack then please do get in touch.
Email – email@example.com or phone 01925 234213
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:
Email us: email@example.com
Call us on 0753 026 3014
Chris Revill – Cycling Projects
‘wheels for all – bath&west‘ Coordinator
www.facebook.com/ wheelsforallbathandwest LocalGiving: https://tinyurl.com/zppk7y7/ https://twitter.com/Wheels4allBnW
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@