A Generous Donation from Wirral Wheelers.
We would like to send a huge thank you to a local cycling club Wirral Wheelers. With amazing fundraising efforts, have donated a brand new low rider recumbent to our Wheels for All project at Birkenhead Park. On the 30th of April, 220 riders for Wirral Wheelers, set off on a 70 mile ride. And by doing so they raised the funds for the bike.
It is fantastic to see that local cycling clubs, such as Wirral Wheelers understand the need for inclusive cycling and are extremely grateful for their support. Cycling Projects hope that this will encourage other clubs to get involved in many ways and welcome support through not just fundraising, but other ways including promoting the services on offer and even volunteering at Wheels for All sessions.
Our Wheels for All sessions at Birkenhead, run year round.
Every Wednesday and Thursday from 10-3.
If you are a large booking please get in touch via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dorset Wheels for All at Moors Valley, a twice weekly accessible cycling session.
Dorset Wheels for All is a partnership between Wessex Accessible Cycling and Christchurch and East Dorset Councils. Offering biweekly sessions, every Tuesday and Thursday at 11am at Moors Valley Country Park and Forest, the guided sessions run for approximately an hours. Those wishing to attend are best to do so at 10.40am to make sure everyone is ready and set up at 11am.
Throughout the year there will be aditional rides on Saturdays as well as “Explorer” rides, that go out of the park into surrounding areas using nearby off road tracks. Please visit www.moors-valley.co.uk/events to find out more and request a brochure.
Cost: There is no fee but a suggested donation of £3 which is very appreciated.
Booking the Right Bike: There is a variety of bikes available, and it is best to call via a 1-2-1 consultation with cycle leaders.
To book the consultation please called the Health and Activity Team on 01425 480811
send an email for more info at: email@example.com
Once you have to right bike, booking the session online or over the phone is the next step.
Where the ride takes place.
Moors Valley Country Park and Forest
Horton Road, Ashley Heath, Nr Ringwood, BH24 2ET.
Widnes Wheels for All is Reopening.
Cycling Projects is delighted to announce the relaunch of the Wheels for All centre at Victoria Park, Widnes. Offering adapted cycling, aiming to be as inclusive for people with differing needs and disabilities, we are excited to provide excellent service to communities of Halton, giving everyone a chance to cycle.
At the moment, weekly sessions, every Wednesday, will be on offer but there will be a likelihood of expansion based on demand. So come on down on the 27th of September to see what we can offer.
Victoria Park, Birchfield Avenue, Widnes, WA8 6PX
for further details contact Cycling Projects on 01925 234213
or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Bath & West Information and Engagement Session for Healthcare Professionals.
On Thursday 21st September, Wheels for All Bath & West is hosting a free event on Wheels for All. At the event, you can find out about how ‘Wheels for All’ can help your service users, referring people to our service, our range of bikes and facilities as well as other options and our Saturday sessions.
Come along and meet the Wheelie Team, see a short film about us on the service that we provide and go even further and try out our amazing range of bikes, from trikes to hand cycles. As well as having refreshments provided.
To reserve a place/s
By Friday 15th September.
or call Chris Revill on: 07530 263014
Visit the Bath and West Wheels for All page on
New Wiltshire Wheels for All centre for adapted cycling Launching 15th July.
This Saturday at the Salisbury Athletics Track, a new Wheels for All in Wiltshire is launching. From 10am-2pm a range of cycles will be available to try inclusive, adapted cycling. Offering a physically and mentally stimulating activity for those with disabilities. After the launch on the 15th, there will then begin a weekly session.
From tricycles, hand cycles and tandems, the aim to be as inclusive as possible, means that there will be a cycle available for everyone. With the help of South Wilts Mencap and the Children’s Physiotherapy Unit at Salisbury Hospital, as well as Wiltshire Council. This project has become possible and we would like to thank all involved.
Session details and Contact Details
Location: Hulse Rd, Salisbury SP1 3NR
Each session will begin on the hour at 10am, 11am, 12pm, 1pm. It is required to register interest and to book on to one of the four sessions.
To find out more, please contact the Sports Development team at Wiltshire Council on SportsDevelopment@wiltshire.gov.uk or call Rob Paget, Disability Development Officer, on 07917 262686
Thanks to the help of local businesses and donations we have been able to add a new Veloplus at Warrington Wheels for All.
Thanks to the generosity of two local businesses in Warrington as well as that of the general public, we are delighted to announce the addition of a new Veloplus cycle. An adapted cycle for the use of those in a wheelchair, giving people the chance to feel the freedom of riding on a bike and maintaining our inclusive nature of the charity. The two local businesses, Solvay and Enterprise Van Hire, have been incredibly kind. We want to thank them massively for the giving they have shown as well as that of the public who have also given very generously.
To celebrate the new arrival, on the 9th of June we held our normal session as well as inviting a few guests from Warrington Disability Partnership, who got right into the thick of things. Not only making use of the new addition but trying out the range of other inclusive and adapted cycles we have on off.
Helping us to raise money for Cycling Projects.
There are plenty of way to help us raise funds for not just this centre, but the nationwide centres we run, as well as help run. Regardless of amount, we appreciate anything that you can give. We have various ways for you to donate:
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.
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.
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