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 1200 disabled people and their carers and families learned to cycle with us and enjoy new skills, freedom, health, feel-good and independence. Click here to see some of our highlights from 2015.
- 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.
Travel mobility in London: Report on challenges Wheels for Wellbeing surveyed almost 300 people based in London about travel mobility. We asked them how often they travel, how much does it cost and what kind of mobility services do they use and more. The answers that we’ve got give a picture of how disabled and older people travel in London. It [more]
Could You be saving £'s on Energy Bills by Switching Suppliers? Wheels for Wellbeing have joined forces with utilities comparison site Utility Aid to help you save money ahead of winter! With a recent Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) report finding that most customers of the Six Large Energy Firms would make a considerable saving from switching and Ofgem taking action to help [more]
GAM Charity Football raises £14k for Inclusive Cycling On 21st May we were the proud partner for GAM’s Charity Football Tournament! We headed to Stamford Bridge and entered a team into the tournament. We would like to thank our team members who did a fantastic job of representing Wheels for Wellbeing! Thanks to: Dave Hoskin, Mick Mayer, Mark Said, Senan Salmon, George Williamson, Kabuya Wamukendi, [more]
"Beyond the Cycle" - A Manifesto Towards an Inclusive Cycling Policy Brixton disability cycling charity Wheels for Wellbeing (WfW) launched their manifesto ‘Beyond the Bicycle’ at the Herne Hill Velodrome on Monday 11th July. Speaking at the launch, WfW Director Isabelle Clement (right) set out the organisation’s goals including recognition of cycles as a mobility aid, improved infrastructure and better facilities including [more]
Hare to make a difference On Easter Sunday, Lambeth residents Emily Groves and Alice Chamberlain took part in a fundraising challenge in aid of local disability cycling charity, Wheels for Wellbeing. They cycled around Hyde Park for 5 miles, with a group of friends, braving the rain, dressed as Easter Bunnies. MillionHares photo album The ‘Millionhares’ had been friends since they were at school [more]
March Hares Spring into action Mad march Hares photo album During the Easter break some members of public were treated to the unusual site of ladies dressed as bunnies riding on cycles. But not the type of bunnies you might have in mind. These ladies were ‘Breeze riders’ – a female cycling group (of all ages), who decided to raise money and [more]
Isabelle Clement speaks out, in the Guardian, for disabled cyclists and other beneficiaries of good infrastructure Objectors to new bike routes in London and elsewhere often cite the needs of people with disabilities. They’ve missed the point Whenever bike infrastructure is debated, it’s never very long before someone objects by saying: “But what happens to people with disabilities if you build cycle [more]
Inclusive Cycling: Moving Forward - Jess Thom, aka Touretteshero I used to cycle a lot as a child. I loved it! It was all part of socialising and growing up. It was absolutely essential for me to be able to get around independently. It also enabled me to stay out for longer periods to explore, and cover distances that would have been [more]
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