Fundraising For Birmingham Wheels for All!
We would like to give our thanks to Philip and Loraine, members of Joyful Bellas and Fellasgroup at Edgbaston, for helping with fundraising for Birmingham Wheels for All, by doing the Bike Active ‘Sofa to 50k’ challenge.
The challenge has been made into a sponsored event, to help create additional resources, such as adapted cycles, for the Birmingham Wheels for All centre and currently have a set target of £2000.
The link to the Just Giving Page is here: Joyful Bella’s and Fella’s Sofa to 50km
And their Facebook Page is here: Joyful Bella’s and Fella’s Sofa to 50km Facebook Page
The Birmingham Wheels for All centre is run as a partnership between Cycling Projects and Big Birmingham Bikes, and is aimed at providing a service that gives adults and children with disabilities and differing services, with activities that are mentally and physically stimulating and above all fun.
Sunday 30th April 9.30am-11.30am, Stourport Sports Club.
Thanks to our partnership with Wyre Forest Sport Development we are pleased to announce on the 30th April 2017, at the Stourport Sports Club, our Wheels for All initiative will be introduced with the aim for it to become a monthly event in the area. Offering a range of adapted cycles and aiming to be inclusive for all children and adults with disabilities and differing needs, the activities are both physically and mentally stimulating, giving everyone a chance to cycle and to be active.
Using the Stourport Cycle Track with a 6 metre width and being 1.4 kilometres long, everyone will be able to take advantage of a great environment being delivered in safe, fun sessions. With a range of 11 different trikes suitable for specific needs, there is no reason not to come and have a go!
Date: 30th April.
Where: Stourport Sports Club, DY13 8BQ
Price: Whatever you can spare!
For more information please contact Wyre Forest Sports Development via:
or visit Wyre Forests Wheels for All website.
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
An inclusive, cycling initiative for adapted bikes begins in Gloucester.
With the help, of the Postcode Community Trust, we are pleased to announce the start of a new Wheels for All initiative at Blackbridge Jubilee Athletics Track in Gloucester. Offering 24 adapted bikes, catering for a wide range of abilities, to be as inclusive as possible. Including varying styles of trikes from recumbent, straight framed to side by side; handcycles, including, single and side by side; a wheelchair bike as well and 3 wheelchair transporters.
On the 14th March we are having Open Launch/Day running from 10am-4pm, at Blackbridge Jubilee Athletics Track, Podsmead Road, Gloucester, GL1 5TX. To confirm attendance please RSVP to Mary Clare Faulkner, with details below. There will be refreshments, toilet facilities and a range of activities on offer.
3 sessions a week are on offer, on the track for ages 8 and up, on Tuesday and Friday afternoon between 3.00pm and 6.00pm and on Sunday between 12.30pm and 3.30pm.
Coaching and support is given, but not at a 1 to 1 level, so parents/staff/carers will be required to get actively involved with the sessions. Bike hire is £5 an hour including helmet and track fee. However your first session is free!
If you are interested in what is on offer please get in touch with via email: email@example.com or via phone or text on: 07393867572.
Alternatively visit our facebook page: Gloucestershire Wheels for All
Thanks also go to the staff, residents and volunteers of Gloucestershire House, the Leonard Cheshire Disability residential home in Cheltenham for helping raise funds for 4 bikes and the Summerfield Trust for helping raise funds for 2 more.
Two Community Cycling Workshops in Merseyside.
With the joint efforts of Cycling Projects & Merseyside Sports Partnership, in the next two weeks, we will be hosting a community-cycling workshops in two Merseyside locations, to celebrate the work of our community projects, Wheels for All and Pedal Away.
Celebrating the commitment and hard work of not just those who run the sessions but those who come to them, helping us to weave cycling into lifestyle, be it on push bikes on our Pedal Away rides, or on the range of adapted cycles we use in the Wheels for All sessions.
The work Cycling Projects does across Merseyside is done with varying partners but we would love to keep growing, and we are looking to raise the profile of Cycling Projects, as well showcasing the achievements thus far across Merseyside. Plus, engaging with a wider audience and looking to create new working partnerships.
Workshop Dates and Locations.
Tuesday 28th February
11am – 1pm
Knowsley Velodrome, Longview Drive, Huyton
Get a tour of the velodrome.
Thursday 2nd March
11am – 1pm
Birkenhead Park Visitor Centre
Try out wheels for all in the park.
Please confirm your attendance by replying to Julie via:
Weaving cycling into lifestyle, accessible and regular activities
embracing all regardless of ability.
Upcoming Wheels for All Leader Training.
We are pleased to announce that in the coming weeks and months, we have a range of Wheels for All leader and maintenance training courses on offer in Greater Manchester, running in Bolton, Tameside, Rochdale and Stockport.
The course is both practical and theoretical, offering modules on the wide range of adapted cycles we use, risk assessments, client assessment, instruction skills, cycle development and progression as well as session planning and delivery.
The training is aimed at a varied professions and organisations from parents, health professionals, care and supports worker to physios, occupational therapists and teachers.
With the training you will be qualified to deliver inclusive cycling activities for people with disabilities and differing needs.
As well as the leader course on offer we have maintenance courses on offer with basic level courses for the maintenance of the adapted cycles we use, and an advanced course if you maintain your own adapted cycles.
Thursday 23.2.17 Bolton Wheels for All Leader Course. 9.30-4.00
Leverhulme Park Community Centre, Long Land, BL2 6EB.
Wednesday 8.3.17 Tameside Wheels for All Leader 9.30-4.00
Thursday 23.3.17 Tameside Wheels for All Maintenance – Basic 9.30-4.30
Thursday 30.3.17 Tameside Wheels for All Maintenance – Advanced 9.30-4.00
Tameside Cycle Circuit, 159 Richmond St, Ashton-under-Lyne OL7 9HG
Thursday 9.3.17 Rochdale Wheels for All Maintenance – Basic 9.30-4.30
Thursday 17.3.17 Rochdale Wheels for All Maintenance – Advanced 9.30-4.30
Wednesday 29.3.17 Rochdale Wheels for All Leader 9.30-4.00
Bowlee Sports Centre, Windermere Road, Middleton M24 4LA
Thursday 23.3.17 & 30.3.17 Stockport Wheels for All Leader 10.00-1.00
(Delegated must attend the course of both half days.)
Woodbank Athletics Stadium, Turncroft Lane, Woodbank Park, Stockport SK1 4JR
Hermine Briffa: 01925 234213 – firstname.lastname@example.org
Cycling Projects, 3 Priory Court, Buttermarket Street, Warrington, WA1 2NP. www.cycling.org.uk
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