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.
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