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.
Lets focus on Bath and West Wheels for All
Based at the Odd Down Sports Ground using a wide range of hand cycles, specialist cycles and trikes on the 1.5k cycle circuit where regular Saturday sessions are available 3 Saturdays per month. The emphasis is on removing all barriers that might prevent anyone from enjoying the sense of fun and freedom of cycling.
In addition to our regular open sessions Wheels for all provide inclusive cycle sessions for local groups and charities that support people with learning disabilities and physical impairments. Local Mencap clubs, Three Ways School, Leonard Cheshire Disability, Carrswood day centre and neighbouring SEN schools and colleges all enjoy regular visits.
Please contact us for details of how to book a session for our group, organisation or to register for one of our open Saturday sessions.
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Bath &West Wheels for All relies on the support of volunteers and we encourage new volunteer recruits including young people.
Bath & West Wheels for All is coordinated locally by Chris Revill under the governance of Cycling Projects. The project is also supported by the ‘Friends of Wheels for All’ which is made up of parents, carers and users of the project. As well as fundraising the group also provide feedback and ideas on new activities. From April 2017 Wheels for All has been fortunate to receive the generous support of the St Johns Foundation to support the growth of the programme for the coming years.
So if you are local or are just passing come and joing Wheels for All activities at Odd Down with Bath and West Wheels for All. We guarantee you’ll have a great time!
To find out more:
Email us: email@example.com
Call us on 0753 026 3014
Chris Revill – Cycling Projects
‘wheels for all – bath&west‘ Coordinator
www.facebook.com/ wheelsforallbathandwest LocalGiving: https://tinyurl.com/zppk7y7/ https://twitter.com/Wheels4allBnW
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.
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 email@example.com,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.firstname.lastname@example.org
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 – email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org