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Think you can’t cycle? Think again!

Wheels for Wellbeing (WfW) is an award-winning charity, supporting people of all ages to enjoy the benefits of cycling, regardless of any physical or mental barriers they may experience. Cycling can be easier than walking for those with an impairment or long term health condition; a way to keep independent, fit and healthy, a mobility aid, and a useful form of everyday transport.

Last year more than 1400 disabled people and their carers and families learned to cycle with us and enjoy new skills, freedom, health, feel-good and independence.

  • We co-ordinate a network of inclusive cycling projects across London via Cycling for All.
  • We offer advice, training and consultancy on access, disability and equality issues and share our unique experience with other charities, businesses and local and national government.
  • We campaign to improve conditions to make everyday journeys possible for children and adults on any type of cycle.

News

WfW Help Goalball Participants Prepare for 170 Mile Tandem Ride

WfW Help Goalball Participants Prepare for 170 Mile Tandem Ride          Goalball UK Coast to Coast Tandem Bike Challenge     Goalball is a Paralympic sport for blind and partially sighted people. Kelsey Trevett (who is 13) and Kali Holder (who is 15) both currently play for Winchester Goalball Club and aspire to play for Great Britain.   This summer, instead of just lazing around, they decided to sign up for Goalball UK’s Coast to Coast [more]

Free, 'Flash Fiction' Writing Workshop at Herne Hill Velodrome

Free, 'Flash Fiction' Writing Workshop at Herne Hill Velodrome FREE WRITING WORKSHOP - Featuring Faber Author, Richard Skinner.   Whether you are new to writing, lack strong literacy skills, think you cannot write (whatever the reason), or you are a budding writer and want some advice on how to blossom, this workshop is for you.   This is a community event open to everyone: Cycling participants, carers, volunteers, staff... It will be a time [more]

Isabelle Clement's handcycle

Isabelle Clement's handcycle   Isabelle Clement's handcycle...   Isabelle is the Director of Wheels for Wellbeing, a partner charity in CTC’s Inclusive Cycling project. She rides a power-assisted handcycle.     My clip-on handcycle attaches to the front of my wheelchair. I chose it because I was looking for some way of keeping up with my four year old when we got him his first bike. I knew he’d [more]

WfW on the radio - Hosted by Abigail Tripp

WfW on the radio  - Hosted by Abigail Tripp WfW on the Radio     On July 14, WfW staff, and supporters hosted their own radio programme on Resonance FM.   The 60 minute show was a celebration of inclusive cycling and covered: the importance of using cycling as a mobility aid cyling and the transport system WfW's involvement with Quiteways to ensure cycling lanes are inclusive the benefits of cyling cycling related music, and much more   The programme featured: Abigail Tripp - [more]

Disabled cyclists in England: imagery in policy and design

Disabled cyclists in England: imagery in policy and design  The cycling picture needs completing! Congratulations to WfW Trustee Kevin Hickman on having an article published in the latest edition of Institution of Civil Engineers’ journal. In Kevin’s analysis of the imagery used in cycling policies and design guidance documents, he argues that disabled cyclists are under-represented, and goes on to make some recommendations to restore the balance. "All cycles are mobility [more]

Our supported volunteer programme

Our supported volunteer programme Our supported volunteer programme   In June and April we ran a supported volunteer programme at Herne Hill and Croydon Arena, supporting a selected number of enthusiastic volunteers. The programme taught volunteers about cycle maintenance, road cycling, health & safety, customer service, risk assessments, and Working with people with disabilities.   We would like to take this opportunity to welcome David to the team. [more]

Dom's Cycling Tips: Securing and storing your cycle

Dom's Cycling Tips: Securing and storing your cycle     Securing and storing your cycle At Home Where ever possible, when it is not in use, it is best to keep your cycle safely locked and under cover. Storing a cycle in your home may not be that easy or practical, but there are many cycles and tricycles that can be folded in order to store more easily. Some bikes are too big to [more]

My 1st Led Ride - by Linda Wood

My 1st Led Ride - by Linda Wood  My 1st Led Ride   The very idea was slightly scary but exhilarating at the same time – a bike ride outside the Velodrome to Dulwich Park?!  Were we up for it?  Oh, yes, we most definitely were up for it!   As a group, we had been riding at Herne Hill Velodrome for just over a year when we were asked if we [more]

Everest on Wheels

Everest on Wheels    James 'Conquers Everest'   Congratulations to James Bradbury, who completed his Everesting challenge yesterday (20th June), beating his fundraising target, and raising £821.79, beating his £500 target.   This was his plan for the day: Get up at 4.30am Have a light breakfast Drive packed car to pub car park Ride down to bottom of the hill Restart GPS, aiming to start at 5:30am Do about five climb/descents per hour Every [more]

Summer Party at Croydon Arena

Summer Party at Croydon Arena   With one month to go, we are pleased and excited to announce that Wheels for Wellbeing will be hosting its first ‘SUMMER PARTY’ on Saturday 11th July from 10.00am – 2.00pm @ Croydon Sports Arena.   We would welcome the usual £5 donation for taking part in the regular cycling session, between 10.00am and 12.30pm, and any other help, donations or sponsorship. So [more]

Cycle to support WfW & heart health

Cycle to support WfW & heart health                  Cycle to support WfW & heart health   We are joining forces with another charity – HEART UK – The Cholesterol Charity to offer you some fantastic ‘virtual’ cycle rides to support the work of Wheels for Wellbeing and our friends at HEART UK. The virtual cycle rides form a part of HEART UK’s National Cholesterol Month fundraising campaign, and form a [more]

Wheels for Wellbeing teams up with Para Tri

Wheels for Wellbeing teams up with Para Tri Want to get active? Try Para Tri   Want to get active? Try Para Tri     When: August 9 2015 Where: Dorney Lake, Windsor What: www.paratri.com   Wheels for Wellbeing is very excited to announce it has teamed up with Para Tri, the UK's first ever mass-participation triathlon dedicated to people with disabilities.   Para Tri is primarily about getting active and having fun. Anyone who considers themselves to have a [more]

Wheels for Wellbeing: promoting cycling for the disabled
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