Wheels for Wellbeing (WfW) is an award-winning charity supporting disabled people of all ages and abilities to enjoy the benefits of cycling. Cycling can be easier than walking, a way to keep independent, fit and healthy, a mobility aid, and a useful form of everyday transport. Inclusive cycling means EVERYONE can cycle regardless of age, health condition or impairment.
Think you can’t cycle? Think again!
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 run regular inclusive cycling sessions in South London for disabled children and adults to try our fleet of two, three and four wheeled cycles.
- We co-ordinate a pan-London network of inclusive cycling projects 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.
Campaigns & Policy Officer: Salary: £15,445 for 21 hrs per week; Based in Brixton (SW9)
Setting up your cycle Before you ride any cycle you will need it set up for you. Comfort is very important when it comes to cycling; an uncomfortable experience on a cycle can often put people off cycling altogether. Here are some tips to avoid this happening. Saddle Height It is important that your saddle is at the right height so that you can get [more]
Wheels for Wellbeing 'Team Up' Again! Wheels for Wellbeing (WfW) have again been selected as a Team Up partner. Team Up is an exciting, innovative health programme, delivered by the Health Education South London (HESL) which was created as a legacy to the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic games by the London Deanery and the School of Public Health. As part of [more]
Easter Bunny Ride: We are very excited to announce our first Easter Bunny Ride, taking place between Friday 25th March and Friday 1st April 2016. The Easter Bunny Ride is a sponsored cycle ride where you can choose your own route and distance. You can plan a route through your local area, in the park or at our sessions. All we ask is [more]
Inclusive cycling for people with disabilities Croydon Radio Presenter, Gill Manly, talks Abigail Tripp, about inclusive cycling for people with disabilities, at Croydon Arena. Abigail also talks about the need for more volunteers, and two choirs singing and fundraising in the Whitgift Centre on 15th and 19th December in support of Wheels for Wellbeing. Abigail talks about other cycling initiatives that help people to [more]
On Friday 27th November, cycle clothing brand, Vulpine are introducing #DoGoodFriday, where they will be donating 20% of their online sales to local charity Wheels for Wellbeing. Vulpine founder, Nick Husey, decided to buck the ‘Black Friday’ trend and get people looking outwards instead of inwards. "I wanted to do something that made me and our customers feel good, and not guilty [more]
How to get Londoners cycling more Abigail Tripp, Community Engagement Officer at Wheels for Wellbeing (WfW) and Nicola Francis, Senior Policy Officer at Transport for London were interviewed by Juliette Foster of Investment Perspectives, discussing transport, Wheels for Wellbeing's winning of a grant, their collaboration with TfL on Superhighways, and barriers preventing more disabled people from cycling. Click on image to listen [more]
This month Public Health England had a conference to mark one year since they launched their Everybody Active Every Day strategy. I was asked to speak on what needs to happen for more disabled people to be more active more often. I am immensely proud of how many people we help to be physically active through cycling here at WfW. [more]
Alex Seaman, our refreshment volunteer at Croydon Arena (now living in Cornwall), who has been volunteering for us twice a week for about three years, has won the ‘Croydon Civic Awards Young Volunteer of the Year 2015’ prize last week! He beat some strong finalists to win. WfW Session Manager, Angela Williams went to the ceremony on his behalf and [more]
On Saturday 26th September, local charity Wheels for Wellbeing (WfW) hosted members of local community group Herne Hill (HH) Whoosh at a special ‘Thank You’ event in honour of the groups fundraising activities for the charity – which have raised over £8,000 to date. HH Whoosh are a charitably driven group of cyclists, friends and family who embark on a cycle [more]
In autumn of 2013 my Mum became ill, so I stopped working full-time in order to look after her. I had some free time on my hands and so invested more time in cycling, as it had played such an important part in my life. This was when I discovered Wheels for Wellbeing (WfW) and started to volunteer for them [more]
We must say a very big Thank you! From all of us at WfW, to Mark McGrady & friends: Dean King, Lee Grimwood, and James O'Donahue, employees of insurance firm LV=. This Fantastic Four recently spent their Friday walking 50miles along the Thames, all in the name of Wheels for Wellbeing. The groups leader, Mark, set up the challenge and then [more]
What to wear when cycling As it looks like summer has passed, it’s time to think about what to wear when cycling in colder weather. Shoes: We always suggest that our participants wear sturdy shoes when they come cycling with Wheels for Wellbeing, no matter what the weather is like. Sandals, flip flops or any thin soled shoe will not protect your feet and [more]
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