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We run drop-in inclusive cycling sessions for disabled people and their families, carers or friends, from three bases in south London.

  • Our qualified instructors, supported by fantastic volunteers, help participants try our cycles or get comfortable on the one that suits them, and offer ongoing support.
  • Relatives, friends and carers are welcome to join the fun.

On your first visit…

  • If you’ve not cycled with us before please arrive during the first half hour of the session to say hello and have an induction.
  • If you’re a group of five or more please let us know in advance the sorts of cycles you’d like to try so we make sure they’re available: phone 020 7346 8482 or email.

Forms to read/download for your first visit:

  • INDIVIDUAL CYCLISTS: Please download
    and fill in the individual CYCLIST REGISTRATION form
  • INDIVIDUAL CARERS/SUPPORTERS: Please download
    and fill in the individual SUPPORTER REGISTRATION form; this will save time at our reception desk when you arrive.
  • ORGANISATIONS: Please contact the office:email / 020 7346 8482
  • INDIVIDUALS & ORGANISATIONS: Please download and read the Ground Rules.

Croydon Sports Arena (outdoors)

Albert Road, South Norwood SE25 4QL carer and participant with learning difficulties siting on 3 wheeler side-by-side cycle on the track at Croydon Arena
07806 334 770

Tuesdays 10am – 1pm
Fridays 11am – 1pm 
(great for group bookings)
Saturdays 10am – 12:30pm

Train: Norwood Junction. Elmers End. Arena (Tramlink 2)
Bus: 130, 196, 197, 312, 289, 367
Car: Free parking on site
TFL journey planner and Google maps


Herne Hill Velodrome (outdoors)

104 Burbage Road, SE24 9HE Cycling instructor sitting alongside a visually impaired cyclist (having fun) on a side-by-side cycle
07578 746 448

Mondays 11am – 1:30pm (10:30am-12:30 during 1/2 term and school holidays)

Please be advised that due to continued construction work on the site there is now limited parking and the mud and puddles. Therefore, please be very careful when entering the site. 


We ride on the flat part of the track.

Train: Herne Hill or North Dulwich.
Bus: P4, P13, 3, 37, 68, 196, 201, 322, 468
Car: Free parking on site
TFL journey planner and Google maps


Ladywell Day Centre, Sports Hall (indoors)

148 Dressington Avenue, Lewisham SE4 1JF an elderly cyclist sitting alongside a cycling instructor -helping them to cycle, using a side-by-side cycle
0756 116 6949

Tuesdays 10:30am – 12:30pm  (great for group bookings.)

If the weather is fine we also lead a ride through the park.

Train: Ladywell
Bus: 284, P4, 122
Car: Free parking on site (collect a free permit from reception)
TFL journey planner and Google maps


“You provide something we can’t do elsewhere. You provide equipment that all people across the impairments can use…a rare place people with multi-impairments can meet and mix.” Will

I like the track because it is safe. I ride really fast because I want to cycle in the Special Olympics. I like seeing all my friends and trying out different bikes.” Kate

“I think this is a wonderful scheme for kids with special needs, where they can practise their cycling skills in a very safe place.” Jo, Harvey’s Mum

Advice and updates

For advice on getting to the venue from a nearby station or bus stop, or to check if the session is running in inclement weather, you can contact the team from 15 minutes before the start of the session:

Croydon Arena: 07806 334 770

There’s going to be restricted access to the Arena in coming weeks.

The Arena Car Park will be closed from Monday 5th September for 4 weeks. If you’re coming by car or a mini-bus please seek alternative parking.

Herne Hill Velodrome: 07578 746 448
BUILDING WORKS
Planned building works will commence at Herne Hill on Mon 18th April. So, expect 
some disruptions and access issues. Please be extra vigilant of works traffic on site, during the coming months.

Ladywell Centre: 07561 166 949

Sorry, we can’t respond to voicemail messages.

Need Help getting to Herne Hill?

If you want to cycle with us but find it difficult to get to Herne Hill please contact Valerie, our Community Engagement Officer: valerie@wheelsforwellbeing.org.uk
020 7346 8482

Cost

We try to keep prices affordable and good value, while using suitable venues, excellent staff and volunteers and a range of specialist cycles. It costs us £25 per head to provide these sessions, and we ask for a contribution towards this as below. We are always grateful to those who are able to make an additional donation to support our work.

Per disabled cyclist: £5 (if you need a supporter/carer they are included in the price)

Per non-disabled cyclist: £5

Special family price (up to 4, including at least one disabled cyclist): £10

Bringing cycles to you

We can also bring a range of cycles to your school, community centre or other venue. Please email or phone 020 7346 8482.

happy tricyclist at Croydon Sports Arena Here’s a video of some of our sessions, made for us when we won a Guardian Charity Award.