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.
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]
Edge Cycle from Edge Cycle on Vimeo. Wheels for Wellbeing chosen as charity Partner by Edge Cycle We are delighted to have been chosen by Edge Cycle as their charity partner for their Trainer of the Year Event! Edge Cycle is one of the biggest dedicated cycling studios in the UK, and their Trainer of the Year event is a chance for members [more]
Hare are some of our Bunny Ride Participants They'll be taking part in sponsored rides and other events. We are aiming for a target of £20k. The events are at various locations around London, during the Easter week. Feel free to drop in, surprise them and lend your support. Or if you would like to support them by making a donation, their [more]
Please Support Emily to help more disabled people to cycle We spoke to Emily about her Easter Bunny Ride on Easter Sunday with her team, the MillionHares. Do you feel prepared for the ride? Have you done much training? Not at all! I’ve started running again recently which I hope will help my fitness levels but I’m scared I’ll be working muscles I [more]
BBC's Blue Peter visits WfW - highlighting Sport Relief On Thursday, 18th Feb, Wheels for Wellbeing was visited by Blue Peter presenters Barney and Radzi. They interviewed Tre, one of WfW's participants and longstanding supporters. The programme follows on from some funding that Wheels for Wellbeing was awarded by Comic Relief, as an example of the type of charity that benefit from their funding. [more]
My 1st Inclusive Cycle Ride through Clapham... At Christmas WfW went on a festive bike ride through Clapham. We caught up with Bill and Spiridiona. Bill is blind and neither of them usually have the opportunity to cycle. They came along for the ride. "It was exactly like a dream weaving our way through the magical streets of Clapham seasonally decorated for our delight! [more]
On January 12th, Isabelle Clement gave a presentation to Transport for London's Road Safety Subgroup. She some of the issues faced by disabled cyclists. She spoke about various cycles used by disabled cyclists, and their specific handling characteristics.She also tackled misconceptions people often have about disabled people cycling. Isabelle Clement -TfL - Road Safety Working Group 12 - 01 [more]
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. Setting Up a Hand Cycle Setting up a Hand Cycle is much the same as setting up an [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]
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