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:
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.
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.
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: 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.
Two Community Cycling Workshops in Merseyside.
With the joint efforts of Cycling Projects & Merseyside Sports Partnership, in the next two weeks, we will be hosting a community-cycling workshops in two Merseyside locations, to celebrate the work of our community projects, Wheels for All and Pedal Away.
Celebrating the commitment and hard work of not just those who run the sessions but those who come to them, helping us to weave cycling into lifestyle, be it on push bikes on our Pedal Away rides, or on the range of adapted cycles we use in the Wheels for All sessions.
The work Cycling Projects does across Merseyside is done with varying partners but we would love to keep growing, and we are looking to raise the profile of Cycling Projects, as well showcasing the achievements thus far across Merseyside. Plus, engaging with a wider audience and looking to create new working partnerships.
Workshop Dates and Locations.
Tuesday 28th February
11am – 1pm
Knowsley Velodrome, Longview Drive, Huyton
Get a tour of the velodrome.
Thursday 2nd March
11am – 1pm
Birkenhead Park Visitor Centre
Try out wheels for all in the park.
Please confirm your attendance by replying to Julie via:
Weaving cycling into lifestyle, accessible and regular activities
embracing all regardless of ability.
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