Find out about our latest Pedal Away events in Knowsley with our new flyer. Upcoming events include Ditch the Stabilisers & Learn to Ride, and our popular Weekend Rides.
New Pedel Away Events Knowsley (pdf download)
Cycling Projects is pleased to announce the continued growth of the countywide Surrey Wheels for All programme, and we are keen to take the Wheels for All service to new and existing regions within Surrey. To do this effectively we are now recruiting for a Wheels for All Co-ordinator to help to deliver and develop a well-received inclusive cycling offer for the county of Surrey.
Covering regions: Countywide coverage with particular focus in the West of the county (Woking) and in the East of the county (Epsom) with occasional delivery opportunities in other regions of Surrey
Part time hours to support the delivery and development of the Surrey Wheels for All programme. Hours – 16 hours per week – a FTE of £16,120.00
This is an exciting opportunity to join the country’s leading inclusive cycling charity with a strong focus on disability access, health improvement and social inclusion for all ages and abilities.
As the Wheels for All co-ordinator you will be responsible for the delivery of the inclusive cycling sessions, managing a growing network of partners, recruiting and retaining volunteers to support the programme which will focus on children and young people engagement, and also the delivery of an adult cycling offer for all abilities.
Initially this is a funded programme through to March 2021 with funding and investment from council partners and contributions from exiting participants and partners.
You will be a highly motivated individual with experience of working across a broad section of partners. You will ideally have experience of managing community projects and had experience of working with people of all abilities/or previously worked for a charity. You will be enthusiastic, driven, well organised and able to embrace cycling as a credible and beneficial activity for people regardless of their ability.
Essentially, we want you to create a solid movement of inclusive cycling activities across all regions of the county of Surrey. You will be part of an effective and exciting movement of bringing cycling to people on a daily basis across many locations regardless of their ability.
Application deadline is Thursday 12th April 2018 – Interviews will be held week commencing 23rd April 2018.
To apply, please request an application pack and return the application form along with your covering letter & email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
To download the person spec for this position please click here:
Free family activities in Knowsley
A range of fun-filled, family activities are available at Knowsley Leisure and Culture Park on Thursday, 5 April from 9.30am until 1pm. What’s more, they are completely free of charge!
From swimming to cycling through to a cycle museum and treasure hunt, there really is something to suit all ages and interests.
The full range of activities can be found below and if you’d like to come along on 5 April, simply register your interest today on Eventbrite. Once registered, you can also book on to sessions where there are restrictions on group sizes.
- Disney Inspired 10 minute shake ups. The kids will love playing these Disney inspired Shake-Up Games including Toy Story’s Bullseye Race, Beauty and the Beast’s Cogsworth time trial and Frozen Olaf’s summer dance. Whatever your Disney favourite, there’s bound to be an 10-minute activity burst for you!
- Open swimming session & swimming lesson assessments – The teaching pool at the centre will be available from 11am until 12pm for families to have a swim. Parents who are thinking of booking their children onto swimming lessons can also book a free 15 minute swim assessment to determine which stage they should book their children on to.
- Cycle Museum – The Cycle Museum, based at Walton Hall and Gardens, will have a display of vintage bikes dating from the 1800’s to the 1990’s, including Bone Shakers, Penny Farthings, and other weird, wonderful and wacky bikes.
- BMX track taster sessions – Children over age 5 and over can book onto a free BMX taster session. Bikes helmets and knee pads are included. The sessions will be around one hour long – from 10am until 11am and then another session from 11.30am to 12.30pm. Book your place on Eventbrite. Children should already be able to ride a bike.
- Ditch your stabilisers – Bring the kid’s bikes and take part in an interactive session which will help the kids ditch the stabilisers. There is no minimum age. It will take place by the velodrome track. Sessions are available from 9.30am and they will run throughout the morning. If possible, please book a place through Eventbright.
- Cycling obstacle course and wheels for all sessions on the velodrome – Come and test your riding skills on an obstacle course set up on the velodrome. Whilst there will be a limited number of bikes available, you may want to bring your own along. The sessions are for anyone aged 8 years and above and two sessions will take place from 10am until 11am and from 11.30am until 12.30pm. Book your place on Eventbrite.
- Make your own smoothie using pedal power alone on the smoothie bike! We’ll provide the ingredients, you just need to provide the pedal power!
- Nordic walking sessions – Sessions are available to give Nordic walking a try – all the equipment will be available for families to use. Two sessions will take place – one at 10am and another at 11am. Please report to the main reception desk at Knowsley Leisure and Culture Park. Please book on a session if possible through Eventbrite and these are adult-only sessions.
Treasure hunt quiz – Families can enjoy a walk around the centre and its grounds finding the answers to our clues. Once you have the answers give your treasure hunt sheet into the registration desk and enter a draw to win one of our family swim passes.
- Face painting – Free face painting for all the family throughout the morning.
- Soft play – At Knowsley Leisure and Culture Park there is a small soft play centre for smaller children under the age of five.
Cllr Shelley Powell, Cabinet Member for Public Health, Wellbeing and Customer Services said
“We know that during the school holidays, finding something that the whole family can enjoy can be difficult. The activities at Knowsley Leisure and Culture Park cater for all ages and abilities and with the fantastic range available, there really is something for everyone. It’s a great opportunity to try out new things for free, plus with certificates to be given out and prizes to be won, it really does promise to be a family-fun filled morning.”
In addition to the activities, a range of information and support will be available throughout the morning helping you and your family to be active, be safe and be suitably equipped. This includes leisure membership opportunities through the five Volair centres across the borough, Decathlon, MerseyCycle and Barry’s Mobile Bicycle Maintenance will have a range of bikes on display and can offer advice on the right bike for you, British Cycling and Go-Ride about the range of cycling opportunities and activities available in Knowsley and the Green Spaces service will be on-hand to tell you about the range of activities taking place in the borough’s parks and green spaces.
In addition, Merseyside Police and the Healthy Knowsley Service will be on-hand to provide a range of information and advice around safe cycling and ways to boost your own and your family’s health and wellbeing.
The launch of Cycling Projects North Wales Wheels for All was a great success.
Thanks to funding from the Steve Morgan Foundation, Cycling Projects is able to set up Wheels for All centres across Flintshire, Denbighshire, Conwy and potentially Gwynedd. The settings will be a mix of local parks, cycle greenways and athletics tracks, safe spaces for those trying cycling for the first time or returning after a long period away.
Find a Wheels for All or Pedal Away centre local to you on our interactive map.
Below are some photos taken on the day.
Through the Sport England Opportunities Programme, Cycling Projects is pleased to announce the creation of a national volunteer campaign that will recruit and retain new volunteers and support existing volunteers as they continue to play a crucial role in the successful delivery of Wheels for All and Pedal Away programmes.
To deliver the series of volunteer campaigns, we are recruiting a national volunteer co- ordinator who will work with a number of our partners including County Sports Partnerships, English Federation of Disability Sport, Mencap, Leonard Cheshire and British Cycling.
As the national volunteer co-ordinator you will be responsible for the recruitment and retention of new volunteers through the creation of effective volunteering campaigns. The work themes will focus on creating volunteering opportunities for disabled people and creating volunteering opportunities for people not involved in sport but keen to support the aims and objectives of the charity.
You will also work closely with the existing Wheels for All network to create volunteering pathways through to existing cycling clubs and to create formal partnerships with Wheels for All Centres and disability support organisations. You will also manage a growing network of partners, recruiting and retaining volunteers to support the Wheels for All programme in specific regions across the country.
You will be a highly motivated individual with experience of working across a broad section of partners. You will ideally have experience of working within the volunteer sector and experience of working with people of all abilities and community members. You will be enthusiastic, driven, well organised and able to engage with people on a daily basis.
Essentially, we want you to create a solid movement of volunteering activities across the Wheels for Al network. You will be part of an effective and exciting movement of bringing cycling to people on a daily basis across many locations regardless of their ability.
Application deadline is Monday 12th March at 5pm & Interviews will be held week commencing 19th March
To apply, please request an application pack and return the application form along with your covering letter & email to email@example.com by Monday 12th March at 5pm
Cycling Projects, the national inclusive cycling charity, is pleased to announce the launch of the North Wales Wheels for All on 21st February in Prestatyn.
Wheels for All enables children and adults with disabilities or differing needs to enjoy the benefits of cycling regularly in a safe, sociable environment using a range of specially adapted bikes supported by experienced staff and trained volunteers.
A drop in event will take place on Wednesday 21st February between 11am to 3pm at Alive Church, 200 Victoria Road, Prestatyn LL19 7TL. Tricycles, hand cycles, side by sides and bikes for wheelchair users will be available to try out. No need to book.
The charity, Cycling Projects has secured funding from the Steve Morgan Foundation to set up Wheels for All centres over the next three years across Flintshire, Denbighshire, Conwy and potentially Gwynedd. The settings will be a mix of local parks, cycle greenways and athletics tracks, safe spaces for those trying cycling for the first time or returning after a long period away perhaps due to limiting health conditions.
New project co-ordinator, Janet Gregory, is working closely with occupational therapists, sports development, local council and healthcare staff.
“This is a fantastic opportunity to extend the 50+ Wheels for All centres already running successfully. We welcome the involvement of individuals, groups and families. If you would like to find out more, perhaps train as a volunteer, donate a bike, fundraise for us then please do get in touch with me.”
Janet Gregory, Wheels for All Co-ordinator North Wales: firstname.lastname@example.org 0746 914 8247
Steve Morgan Foundation: https://stevemorganfoundation.org.uk/
Founded in 2001 by Steve Morgan CBE, to support projects that help children and families, people with physical or learning disabilities, the elderly, or those that are socially disadvantaged in North Wales, Merseyside, Cheshire and North Shropshire.
Donate to Marlow Wheels For All and be entered in our prize draw
Our friends at Saddle Safari in Marlow are raffling a Trek road bike (worth over £2,000) with all proceeds going to Marlow Wheels For All.
There is a special JustGiving page (with a target of £2,500) for people to donate £5 and be entered in the draw. Tickets are also available in the Saddle Safari shop.
The Justgiving page is:
The draw is open to everyone and the winner will be chosen on 1st June.