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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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 – email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org,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.email@example.com
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 – firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com
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..