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.
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.
The Sedbergh Cycling Festival and Sportive, 1st-2nd July 2017.
We are delighted to be working in partnership with the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority and Cycling Projects. Thanks to the partnership we will be able to bring our Wheels for All initiative to the Sedbergh Cycling Festival and Sportive on the 1st of July. Come along and enjoy the inclusive cycling activities for all the family regardless of ability, as well as try out our range of adapted cycles.
For more details on our involvement please contact: Ian Tierney on 019252 34213 or email email@example.com
The Sportive Sunday 2nd July 9:00am.
The Sedbergh Cycling Sportive is a mass participation cycling event, appealing to any riders of experience or fitness level. With routes of 30 or 70 miles. For more information visit the Sedbergh Festival homepage.
Over the two days, there will be a number of events or exhibitions throughout, such as live music, mountain bike skills training, watt bike challenges,vintage bike display, maintenance workshops and much more.
When and Where.
Our exhibition on our inclusive and adapted cycles will be on:
Saturday 1st July, 10:00am
Lupton Field, Back Lane, Sedbergh.
The festival itself will run at the same address over the 1st and 2nd of July, both days starting at 10:00am.
Ten space available to represent us at the Liverpool-Chester Bike Ride and raise funds for Cycling Projects.
On Sunday 2nd July, it is the 2017 edition of the Liverpool-Chester-Liverpool bike ride. A non-competitive bike ride covering a range of distance from 5 miles to 100 miles. With 2.5 miles taking place underneath the River Mersey in the tunnel, which is a fantastic experience (and traffic free for the ride). We currently have ten spaces, each with free entry to the ride itself! Any funds raised will go straight into the charity.
The ride takes place for the most part on the Public Highway but also uses cycle ways and paths is in its 24th year. Showing how popular the ride is and how unmissable the chance to ride for the good of the charity is.
For more information on the ride itself, such as routes and times, visit the Liverpool Chester Bike ride page. For details on how to get involved riding for Cycling Projects please use the information below.
If you would like to get involved in the ride please get in touch as soon as possible, as the ride is quickly approaching!
Via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Via phone: 09125 234 213
We would like to thank Pennine Events for the ten spaces and the support they have given us. As well as giving us a stall at the Countess of Chester part of the ride to promote who we are and what we do.
Sunday 10th September 2017, The Knowsley’s Working Well Great Pedal Away returns!
In September, our highly successful Knowsley’s Great Pedal Away is making its return. Offering a longer route of 40 miles or a shorter route of 10 miles. All of the routes are signposted, with refreshment stops on the way, as well as receiving a goody bag along the way. All proceeds generated go straight to our Wheels for All initiative. Any support helps us purchase specialised cycles, helping to keep cycling inclusive for all. Regardless of age or ability.
To download a sponsorship form and raise money for Cycling Projects as well as join the ride via online booking form please visit: https://www.participant.co.uk/knowsleys_great_pedal_away_2017
After registration, you can use your proof to get 10% off service costs for your cycle. Visit Barry’s Mobile Bike Maintenance, to make sure your bike is top condition beforehand.
Details of the Ride and Routes.
10 mile family friendly route: very flat and mostly off the road on well-surfaced cycle paths around Stadt Moers Park.
40 mile challenge route: tour of Knowsley and beyond, taking in a great selection of quiet lanes, cycle paths and parks.
Team of Five £40.00
Dates and Times:
Start Date: 10/09/17 9.00am
End Date: 10/09/2017 4.00pm
Register by: 09/09/2017 8.00am
Knowsley Leisure & Culture Park
Longview Drive, Huyton
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 – email@example.com
Closing date for returned applications is Sunday 12th March
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.
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