Wheels for Wellbeing

Wheels for Wellbeing

Wheels for Wellbeing run inclusive cycling sessions at three different locations around South London. The centre welcomes people who have a variety of disabilities and they offer a wide selection of adapted bikes to choose from. Information on their adapted range is found on their website.

About the centre 

Wheels for Wellbeing is a registered charity and a Cycling UK affiliated centre, run by and for people with disabilities. The centre is committed to inclusive cycling and they coordinate the Cycling for All network, which provides information on their inclusive partner projects Bikeworks, EcoLocal Cycling, and Pedal Power, and have also helped set-up Bush Hill Park.

They have a person-centre-approach to inclusive cycling and are focused on removing or overcoming barriers to individuals who want to cycle. They additonally focus on being a voice and creating positive perceptions for people with disabilities.

The centre was established in 2007 and one of their priorities for 2015-2020 is to ensure that investment in cycle infrastructure across London improves routes, facilities & conditions for disabled cyclists. Without a doubt the centre is very keen to push boundaries for inclusive cyclists.

 

Activities available at the centre 
  1. Outdoors at Croydon Sports Arena in South Norwood
  2. Outdoors at Herne Hill Velodrome near Dulwich
  3. Indoors at the Ladywell Day Centre Sports Hall in Lewisham. 
  • Sessions are run on a drop-in basis.
  • Friends and relatives are welcome to join in the fun.
  • If you are new, it is advised to arrive within the first 30 minutes for a short induction.  
  • Trained instructors and volunteers are always on hand and assist throughout all sessions.
  • Groups of 6 or more should book in advance. 

 

Want to know more about who inclusive cycle centres cater for? Check out CTCs What is inclusive cycling? or contact us (see contact details above).

Cost 

£5.00 per session with one free carer or relative

£10.00 per group, one disabled person with up to 3 friends

Volunteer opportunities 

Want to help? There are various ways in which you could volunteer:

Administration   
Sessional Support
Marketing
Fundraising
Additional Events Support
Cycle Maintenance  
Other opportunities

Locations 

'Wheels for Wellbeing'
Croydon Sports Arena
Albert Road
South Norwood
SE25 4QL

Herne Hill Velodrome
104 Burbage Road
SE24 9HE

Ladywell Day Centre Sports Hall
148 Dressington Avenue
Lewisham
SE4 1JF

Detailed directions for all three centres are found on their Website

Opening times 

Croydon Sports Arena:
Tuesdays, Fridays, Saturdays

Herne Hill Velodrome:
Mondays 

Ladywell Day Centre Sports Hall:
Tuesdays

Visit Wheels for Wellbeing Website for session times 

Contact details

Isabelle Clement
020 7346 8482

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