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Wheels for All is a brilliant charity that has centres up and down the country and Roly could not wait to try it out. After a trial run back in October of last year, he hardly ever misses his Saturday
morning session, supported by his partner in crime, Rob, the Well-being leader at Heron Hill Care Home.
Wheels for All embraces every participant, young or old, disabled and people who would otherwise not be able to cycle, to enjoy the benefits of cycling regardless of their ability or cycling needs. They provide a range of specially adapted cycles, which means that anyone can experience the feeling of freedom, the breeze on their face, and the sense of achievement that comes with inclusive cycling.
No matter what the weather, they always make the necessary arrangements so that a session is never cancelled and with the snow a few weeks ago in Kendal, Roly was able to still pedal away inside at the local sports centre, completing 1.5 miles…….wow!
Wheels for all this morning with Roly but with the snow and cold a nice session in the leisure centre sports hall before shopping for snacks. Roly didn't want to miss his activity!
Resident Roly said, “ I love going to Wheels for All. Rob, the Wellbeing Leader, takes me on a Saturday morning. I like going because I like doing exercise with my legs and it gets me out in
the fresh air”.
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The winning name “Thunderbolt” was a hit with everyone at Tomcat HQ as we all thought it was a fitting name for the latest edition to our fleet.
Last Friday, our assessor Kevin Barry and the head of marketing, Nazia White, delivered Rob’s much anticipated trike to Littlehampton. Unfortunately, this was not the winning prototype of the hand-propelled trike, but after careful consideration and a conversation with our chief engineer and MD, Bob Griffin, Marion decided that the trike was not suitable for her son due to his condition, as he would be unable to ride the hand-propelled trike.
The good news is that she has chosen to donate the trike to her local Wheels for All Centre (hooray!) and Tomcat found a suitable alternative – the Tomcat Fizz! A win-win for everyone involved.
Please keep your eyes peeled for future competitions, and in the meantime check out our website for further details about our range of trikes. www.tomcatuk.org
Following the bridge's opening many people have walked across it, including residents with their dogs, cyclists, adapted bikes from Wheels for All and some parents with pushchairs
The new footbridge creates a fully accessible traffic-free link to Kendal town centre and it also repairs an important link for National Cycle Route 6 between Lancaster and Carlisle
For more information about the official opening that took place on Friday 14 October, please visit our website: https://bit.ly/GooseholmeBridgeOpens
So many cycles for so many riders and super volunteers there to support, along with our Deputy Mayor. A big thanks goes out to Weir Archer Athletics & Fitness Centre, Kingston Wheelers and Kingston Council - Kingston Stronger Together for making this new activity happen 👏🏼🚴🏼
Sessions are held every Monday, see the link below for more information 😃
🥳 We're delighted to announce the new Gooseholme Bridge is officially open
🙌 We’d like to thank the local community, our partners and everyone who took part in the opening today
We hope everyone involved enjoyed it as much as we did!
Story Contracting Sustrans Giant Store Kendal Wheels for All Stramongate Primary School South Lakeland District Council Kendal Town Council
Wednesday’s group had a great morning cycling 🚴♂️ some on their own and others in pairs, a super time had by all and a great chance for everyone to get out on the bikes at the very well organised accessible cycling event in Weymouth 🙌🏻
Thank you to Wheels for All for giving us this fantastic opportunity 🙏🏻 We hope to see you again soon 👍🏻
Find out more: https://bit.ly/3SIX9Kx
And also to catch up with some of the Cycling Without Age Prudhoe volunteers, a relatively new charity that has recently taken off providing such a well received service from the volunteers, proud to be a trustee !
At Wheels for All we want to make sure that cycling is accessible to all.
Meet Bob, he hasn't cycled since he was 15. 🙌
He joined the Wheels for All Tendring Independent Rider project to help him to stay coordinated and maintain his joint mobility.
Soon we will upgrade him to a Tomcat Dragon to provide more support when riding! 🐉 😁
We are proud to offer a leading inclusive cycling training package through our nationally recognised Wheels for All training course. 😊
The one-day hands-on course is a mixture of practical and theory-based learning to enable trainees to deliver a safe and enjoyable Wheels for All session. 🙌
Participants will have the opportunity to take an in-depth look at the various types of cycles that are available in the all-inclusive market and the wide range of adaptations that can be added to cycles to accommodate clients’ different needs. 🚲
Following the training, we’ll observe a few of your sessions and you’ll receive a Wheels for All Leader Certificate of Accreditation. 😁
You have the ability to help change the future landscape of cycling.
Find out more on our website: https://wheelsforall.org.uk/training
“Although Luke cannot cycle on open roads due to safety issues, Wheels for All has definitely helped with his physical development and allowing him to get some exercise. Luke has very narrow interests and limited interest in sport due to sensory issues… Through Wheels for All Luke has learnt to ride a tricycle and he gets to be independent, learn a new skill and have valuable exercise, all within a safe environment.” 🚲
No matter your abilities, at Wheels for All we will assist you in finding a cycle that you enjoy and are comfortable using! 😊🙌
To read about more participants and their stories, visit https://wheelsforall.org.uk/stories
From organising fundraisers to supporting us at events, we couldn’t do what we do without help from some brilliant organisations.
Why partner with us?
✅ Foster a culture of ‘doing good’ and making a difference
✅ Meet Environment, Social and Corporate Governance (ESG) targets and social obligation requirements
✅ Corporate tax relief
✅ Join our current amazing sponsors: Sport England, Stolen Goat and The Steven Morgan Foundation
Why not organise a fun (and a tad competitive!) fundraising event like a bake-off 🍰🍰🍰 or come and have a team volunteering day with us?
Find out more on our website or contact the team at [email protected].
Without your incredible support, our valuable work wouldn’t be possible. 😊
From volunteering to donating or organising a fundraising event, there are many ways you can support us to continue to provide inclusive cycling to communities across the UK.
Every donation makes a difference. 💙
You can even support us whilst shopping online. 💻
£5 gives a person a Wheels for All experience
£50 goes towards cycle training sessions for children with special needs
£500 pays for a new Wheels for All centre tricycle
Let us know if you’re planning a fundraiser and we’ll provide all the promo materials, including logos, media templates and website links.
You can make more possible. 😁
Find out how you can support us: https://wheelsforall.org.uk/donate
Our campaign aims to bring together the world of cyclists, corporates and volunteers to enable cycling to be accessible to every person, on their own terms.
The campaign consists of three key pillars:
1. Creating a volunteer network.
2. Supporting isolated and fragile people to reconnect and be involved through cycling.
3. Improving the community through engagement.
Support can be pledged through a variety of valuable roles:
◾ Wheels for All volunteer
◾ Bike Buddy ride leader
◾ Enabler (supporting an individual in your community to be active through cycling, volunteering opportunities, local delivery for food banks, and Meals on Wheels)
◾ Connector (connecting people and clubs to disability support groups/organisations)
Volunteers are like wheels.... they make the world go round.
Pledge your support here: https://wheelsforall.org.uk/weridetogether
We Need Your Vote‼️
We are thrilled to announce that the 'We Ride Together' film is a nominee in this year’s Smiley Charity Film Awards. Every vote counts. It’s easy to view the film to see our amazing and important work and then PLEASE give us your vote. It’s completely free and takes moments. 😊
Vote by going to https://smileycharityfilmawards.com/videos/we-ride-together
You may recognise a few familiar faces in the film as it features our Surrey based cycling hubs!
Thank you 🙌
The Wheels for All Surrey Team
New independent cyclists take to the roads in Tendring! 👏🏻
To join in with Wheels for All, find your nearest centre at https://wheelsforall.org.uk/locations
Jo bumped into a cyclist who is nearly as quick as her!
We Ride Together
It's time to vote!
The Charity Film Awards (recognised by both BFI and IMDb) is the world’s biggest campaign to promote cause-based films, and our film is in the running.
Please take a moment to vote for us!
For more information on the Smiley Movement, please head to their page.
We Ride Together There are Wheels for All leaders and volunteers at every centre, with the knowledge and confidence to work with adapted cycles for every participant, young or old, to enjoy the benefits of cycling.
Bicycles may change, but cycling is timeless - Zapata Espinoza
As well as helping to boost mood, cycling helps to strengthen muscles and increase cardiovascular fitness! 💪
Come along: https://wheelsforall.org.uk/locations
Meet Daryl! 😊
When Daryl first started Wheels for All he was nervous as he couldn't ride a bike. He struggled to learn how to as a child and so was uncertain about learning to now, but thanks to John, a volunteer at Wheels for All, he managed to achieve his goal! 🎉
John and the other volunteers at Wheels for All are friendly and patient and love what they do. Daryl remembers the big cheer everyone gave him the first time he rode the bike around the track on his own. 💕
Thanks to Wheels for All Daryl is now confident riding a bike and he has even brought his own, which the volunteers kindly checked over for him. Even though Daryl has now learnt how to ride, he still goes to Wheels for All every week as he loves to see all the volunteers to have a chat and ride the bikes! 🙌😁
To read about more Wheels for All participants, visit https://wheelsforall.org.uk/stories
– Here's an important reminder to take things one pedal stroke at a time!
To take part in Wheels for All, visit our website to find your nearest centre: https://wheelsforall.org.uk/locations
Throwback to some Wheels for All participants braving the rain in Kingston! 🌧🚲
To find out where your nearest Wheels for All centre is, visit https://wheelsforall.org.uk/locations
Meet Medelena! 😊
Medelena has attended weekly cycle sessions with her school at Wheels for All over the past year and has really grown in her confidence and stamina with her riding. Her Mum first saw her riding at a Wheels for All sportive event this summer and said she was utterly astonished at her confidence riding the hand trike and steering so well.
She had tried her with various bikes over the years without success, but the hand trike had really helped her to gain strength and independence. She shows such obvious enjoyment on the trike! 🙌🎉
To read other stories from Wheels for All participants, visit https://wheelsforall.org.uk/stories
For those of you who don’t know, German-born Olympic cyclist Ina-Yoko began racing at six years old, so should know a thing or two about what how freedom on a bike can inspire and empower. 😊
Inclusive Cycling starts HERE – go to our website to locate your nearest centre - https://wheelsforall.org.uk/locations - or give us a call on 01925 575 628.
Throwback to when our volunteer Snoof spoke with Sustrans about accessibility on the TransTennine Trail for disabled cyclists members of the community! 😊
Sustrans visited our session at Springfield Park to see what we do and talk about improving access to wider cycling infrastructure. 🚲🙌
To find out more about volunteering with Wheels for All, visit https://wheelsforall.org.uk/volunteering
Meet James Allen who has been coming to Wheels for All for nearly 3 years after an accident at work left him with a brain injury that affects his balance and coordination.
James attends our Woking sessions every single week but after 2 weeks off due to a vestibular balance assessment, he has missed cycling "I am so pleased to be back on the recumbant today as this exercise helps improve my balance and core strength and after nearly 2 weeks off, I have noticed how quickly I lose muscle.
Cycling every week really makes a difference- it's so great to be back!! I just love these Wheels for All sessions and I recommend Wheels for All to anyone recovering from a brain injury" says James! 😊🚲
To find out more about the participants involved at Wheels for All, visit https://wheelsforall.org.uk/stories
This is Caroline (Better Community Manager) with two of our Ukrainian children who attended our holidays session.
Louise, our Ulverston Wheels for All co-ordinator, teaches them dance in one of the schools and told them about Wheels for All. They really enjoyed the bikes and cycling together! 😊🚲
To keep up to date with Wheels for All events, visit https://wheelsforall.org.uk/latest-news
Georgia Tully, who regularly attends our Wheels for All Woking family sessions, totally surprised her family by mastering the KMX recumbent cycle this weekend! She has blown everyone away by her determination. 😊
Great work Georgia!! 👏
Benefits of recumbents -
🚲 Exercise legs with less strain
🚲 it has a wider and lower seat then an upright bike
🚲 Puts less strain on your joints
🚲 Much easier to balance and sit comfortably
To find out more about Wheels for All, visit https://wheelsforall.org.uk/wheels-for-all
According to the Activity Alliance Annual Disability and Activity Survey, “Four in five (81%) disabled people want to be more physically active” and “Less than half (40%) of disabled people feel they are given the opportunities they need to be active, compared to 71% of non-disabled people.”
We believe that cycling opportunities should be available to everyone, regardless of age or ability. 🙌
To mark UK Disability History Month (16th November – 16th December), we wanted to share a bit about our story and how our inclusive cycling activities benefit health and wellbeing. 😊
Since launching over 30 years ago, we have helped to set up over 50 locations offering inclusive cycling to people of all ages and abilities. All this is made possible by over 200 committed volunteers.
Inclusive cycling has endless benefits, such as:
🚲 Reducing anxiety and levels of cortisol – the ‘stress hormone’
🚲 Releasing endorphins and boosting mood
🚲 Strengthening and building muscle, improving lung function and reducing blood fat levels
🚲 Reducing the risk of health conditions such as heart disease, obesity, diabetes, cancer and arthritis
🚲 Boosting the immune system
🚲 Improving self-esteem
🚲 Offering a great way to meet like-minded people and make new friends
Come along to your nearest Wheels for All centre to give our range of adapted cycles a try or join us for a friendly, relaxed Pedal Away ride on two wheels. 🚲
First launched in 1992, the UN International Day of Persons with Disabilities is observed every year on December 3rd. The day aims to promote an understanding of disability issues and the importance of an inclusive and accessible society for all.
This year’s theme is: “Transformative solutions for inclusive development: the role of innovation in fuelling an accessible and equitable world”.
Disabled people face many barriers to inclusion in key aspects of society, including transportation, employment, education, sport, and social and political participation.
Wheels for All provide an innovative solution in the form of inclusive and accessible cycling at our centres across the UK.
Every centre has dedicated and friendly volunteers on hand to help participants try our specially adapted cycles, from hand cycles to recumbents and wheelchair transporters. Our participants can experience freedom and independence in a fun and sociable environment.
Click on the link to find out more about UN International Day of Persons with Disabilities.
Meet Chris! 😊
He is an avid Wheels for All Cyclist - come wind, rain or sunshine, Chris attends our Wheels for All centre in Woking week on week. He absolutely loves it there - he is always keen to make new friends and 100% enjoys the benefits that cycling brings.
He thrives on taking part in the time trial activities and despite the wet and windy weather, his fastest lap around the track is 1 minute 45 seconds!! 🎉🎉
To read more about our participants, visit https://wheelsforall.org.uk/stories
We're absolutely thrilled to announce that our very own Philippa Curphey has been nominated by UK of 2022. It's brilliant that her hard work and dedication to accessible cycling through her work with us and in founding girls ALIVE with her friend Eleanor has been recognised.
Well done Philippa! 😊
See the full list of the other 99 inspirational women here: cyclinguk.org/100women/2022
Kendal Wheels for All making good use of the new bridge over the river Kent.
The original footbridge was damaged and out of use for nearly 7 years following Storm Desmond. This wonderful long awaited replacement bridge has ample room for adapted bikes to cross in safety and we’re loving it!! 💛
Once the flood relief work along the river is completed this bridge will open up new routes for adapted cycles in Kendal. 😊🚲🙌
To find out if we're cycling near you, visit https://wheelsforall.org.uk/locations
Cycling Projects is a national charity which promotes cycling through a range of successful community engagement programmes that give people the opportunity to cycle on a regular basis; through help, support and guidance. Most noticeably this is all achieved through its two nationally acclaimed initiatives Wheels for All and Pedal Away
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