Kendal Cycle Club’s, Le Tour de Staveley fundrasing for our Wheels for All project at Brockhole.
On Saturday 15th July at 3.00pm, the sportive, Le Tour de Staveley will be going ahead, thanks to the Kendal Cycle Club. All its profits going from the event will be going to Cycling Projects’ Wheels for All initiative at Brockhole. The sportive is looking for as many participants as possible to raise a substantial amount, with those involved getting to take part in a friendly, social event for all regardless of ability. As well as the ride, there will be food and drink as well as a large screening of stage 14 of the Tour de France, Blagnac to Rodez.
There are two rides available: Le Petit Tour: 28 Miles or the Tour of Staveley: 48.5 Miles
And different price options:
- Full Monty £30: Ride + 2-course French themed meal, 3x pre-paid drinks
- Demi £25: Ride + 2-course French themed meal
- Skinny £12: Ride only
- Food only: £10
The rides starting at 3.00pm from Wheelbase, also includes a feed station at Hare & Hounds at Bowland Bridge, and will include fabulous scenery of the surrounding area.
To book your place
For more information and to enter visit: http://www.wheelbase.co.uk/event/TD2017/
or enter directly at: https://www.britishcycling.org.uk/events/
You don’t have to be a member of either Kendal Cycle Club or British Cycling to enter.
We at Cycling Projects are very grateful to the Kendal Cycle Club, for helping to raise funds for our Wheels for All project with our adapted and inclusive cycling for people with disabilities and differing needs and look forward to a fantastic event and a good future relationship.
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..
Moors Valley Country Park is a Forestry Commission site in Dorset which offers inclusive cycling opportunities for groups, individuals and those returning to cycling after recovering from ill health.
We have teamed up with the Health and Activity Team for Christchurch and East Dorset and also Wessex Inclusive Cycling to provide training and support as they plan to expand their service and increase their pool of volunteers.
The network of volunteers includes parents, carers, local cyclists and those working in outdoor edication
Moors Valley Country Park offers a wide range of trails giving people of all abilities the chance to cycle in some beautiful settings.
If you want to know more regards to sessions and what cycles are available or indeed if you want to volunteer please do get in touch – 01425 480811
or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Fancy a challenge?! How’s about riding 50, 80 or 100 miles in the Marlow Red Kite sportive this September!
This is a great example of two cycling worlds coming together: you may be capable of riding 100 miles in a lightening fast time, but in doing so you could be supporting someone to cycle round an athletics track for the first time.
We have developed a great partnership with the team at Red Kite and Marlow Riders, who are very kindly donating proceeds from their great event to go towards supporting Wheels for All activities in their area. Last year, the ride managed to raise £7,000 which was donated to the charity, Cyclists Fighting Cancer. This is an incredible achievement for an event organised by locals for all to enjoy, whilst supporting fantastic causes.
Colin Lavis, Director of Red Kite Sportive, commented: “it’s a great opportunity for us to help out a charitable cause. We know Wheels for All can bring the enjoyment of cycling in to many peoples’ lives and we’re proud to support this as an organisation”.
If you’re interested in taking part in the event, then act fast! As the popularity grows year on year, the entries fill up fast – you can find out more and register for the event here:
Entries are now open for this the fifth annual event – all four have sold out to date – with capacity again set at 700 entries.
Local club Marlow Riders pride themselves on providing a friendly atmosphere and good value for money with quality signage, comprehensive choice at the feed stations and three challenging routes: 50 mile, 80 and 100 miles.
All three routes travel through Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire and Berkshire passing over some of the highest parts of the Chilterns and then back into the Thames Valley.
Start and finish will again be at the Marlow Sports Club on the banks of the River Thames.
Three well sign-posted routes, three feed stations, electronic timing, ample parking at the start, showers at the finish and GPX routes to download before the event, are all being promised by the organisers.
And the Red Kite Ride finish area is again being designed to allow family and friends to gather to eat, drink and relax after their ride. The after event “theatre” will again be supported with on-air entertainment provided by Marlow FM radio station.
A new campaign to encourage more disabled people to be active was launched in July.
The Together We Will campaign looks to address the low number of disabled people who regularly take part in sport or exercise as highlighted in the most recent Sport England Active People Survey.
Results show that disabled people are half as likely to be active as non-disabled people. As one in five people in England have an impairment or long-term health condition, disabled people are a large proportion of everyone’s community. However, research highlights often disabled people do not find the opportunities accessible or appealing enough, or do not know where to go to find the right information.
Other insight shows that disabled people are keen to involve family and friends when being active and do not necessarily take part with just other disabled people. Fun is also highlighted as a key motivator for disabled people to be active.
The Wheels for All team attended a launch event at Clarence Park, Bury, along with well-known actor Will Mellor who is a championing the campaign. He is extremely passionate about ensuring more opportunities exist for disabled people. With lived experience of disabled people in his family, Will wants to help make a difference and spread the Together We Will message. He is joining in the campaign by raising awareness of the opportunities and organisations that can support disabled people to be more active.
To engage in an inclusive activity, why not visit any one of our many Wheels for All centres across the UK, by accessing our interactive map here
These pictures are from the fantastic WFA centre in Clarence Park, Bury: go along and join in the fun!!