We are pleased to announce the launch of our latest edition of Enable – the newsletter for the Wheels for All network.
In this latest edition of Enable – The national Wheels for All newsletter we have features on –
New centres that have recently been launched in different parts of the country
Partnerships with Leonard Cheshire to bring cycling to the communities of Gloucester
The powerful impact the volunteers has on the Wheels for All experience
Case studies with people such Aaron who is a regular at Woking Wheels for All (often in fancy dress!)
Partnerships with Kendal Cycling Club and South Lakes District Council working together to bring Wheels for All activities to the region
Articles on inclusive cycle training and maintenance support
So we hope you like and we hope it inspires to get involved with Wheels for All in anyway possible as a participant , as a volunteer or as a supporter of the inclusive cycling movement.
We have a very exciting opportunity for a North Wales Wheels for All co-ordinator.
This role will support the development and delivery of Wheels for All activities across the regions of Flintshire, Denbighshire, Conwy and potentially Gwynedd. It is a 3 year position that will work closely with a range of partners to establish regular cycling opportunities for people of all abilities including children, adults and the elderly.
We are looking for an individual who is enthusiastic and passionate about giving people the chance to cycle regardless of their ability or experience. We are looking for someone to help breakdown barriers and help make the opportunities to be active easy to access.
Ideally you have experience in community engagement working across a mix of sectors including leisure, sports, adults and children and transport services.
The project will focus on creating ideal settings across a number of regions of North Wales whereby people will be able to access cycling on a regular basis for future years.
Each Wheels for All centre will be supported by a wide range of adapted cycles including tricycles, quad cycles, hand cycles and wheelchair transporters. All centres will offer training opportunities for partner organisations and project volunteers giving people the opportunity to get actively involved the delivery of each session.
The aim of the project is to create a regular cycling programme that is open for children, adults and the elderly , which ultimately gives people choice and options when they can access cycling in their areas
If you are interested in wanting to k ow more about this fantastic opportunity please do get in touch to request an application pack – phone for details 01925 234213 or email – email@example.com
More information on the job role and responsibilities is highlighted below
We are currently recruiting for a Wirral cycling and walking Activator. This role will actively support people people who have recently found employment or who are seeking employment by promoting the ways of commute through Active Travel.
The projects will be promote the benefits of walking and cycling to and from the work place and highlight how local community members can cycle and walk at ease to the place of work.
This is initially a 12 month project in partnership with Wirral Council and Merseytravel.
We are looking for an enthusiastic and energetic person, who is able to positively engage with all members of the community and also to meet with partners to help develop and deliver a successful project for all involved.
If you are interested in finding out more about the project and would like an application pack then please do get in touch.
Email – firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 01925 234213
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 email@example.com
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.