Monthly Archives: August 2018

Victa London Trip 19 Oct!

Victa London Trip

Victa London Trip! – CULTURAL BREAK

Closing date: Monday 10 September 2018

VICTA returns to our thriving capital city for a weekend of adventure, history and endless opportunities. Meeting on the Friday 19 October, we will initially enjoy a relaxed evening near our accommodation. The second day will see us set out to explore the varied past of the city, visiting Shakespeare’s Globe for a unique tour of the only building in London with a thatched roof, before venturing down the Thames to the Houses of Parliament.

On day three we will visit the Tate Modern Gallery for a touch tour of some of the exhibits, before heading over to Covent Garden to do some semi-independent travel and shopping. Our final morning will see us leave our hotel and travel to Greenwich to visit and walk over the O2 arena at Up @ The O2!

Departure will be at lunchtime after the final activity, from North Greenwich Tube Station. Accommodation, breakfast and all organised activities will be included in the cost. Attendees will be required to bring spending money to cover lunch, dinner and drinks throughout the trip.

Who: 14 to 17 years
When: 19 to 22 October 2018
Location: London, United Kingdom
Cost: £100
Closing date: Monday 10 September 2018

Applications are open now via the form below, please apply before the closing date on Monday 10 September 2018.

Apply Online: 

For more information call 01908 240831 or email



TFL: FREE Travel mentoring service!

TFL's FREE Travel Mentoring Service

TFL free travel mentoring service helps people to start using public transport.

We can offer advice on planning a journey using an accessible route and we can provide a mentor to come with you for your first few journeys to help you gain confidence and become an independent traveller.

We also provide assistance to people who wish to use mobility scooters and other mobility aids on London’s bus services.

Find out more about the mobility aid recognition scheme.

Mentoring is free of charge and can be provided Monday to Friday from 08:00-18:00.

How do I find out more?

Phone: 020 3054 4361 (TfL call charges)


Travel Mentoring form

Online Form Link: 



New Para-Triathlete Events!

New Para-Triathlete Events!

Drop in session, Sat 29 September 2018 10.30am-1.30pm, London Aquatic Centre

This is an ideal introduction for those new to para-triathlon.  The first half will provide information on getting into the sport and the set-up in London.  There will also be an opportunity to meet an international para-triathlete and hear first-hand about her experience in the sport.

In the second part, we will transfer to the 50m Olympic pool for a coached swim session from a qualified triathlon coach, you will be able to gain some tips on how to improve your swimming technique whatever your ability.

This event is open to all categories of disability and for any level of sporting experience  & ability the cost is £9 and you can book here:

Blind/B1  Triathlete and guide programme, Sat 17 & Sun 18 Nov 2018

venue: Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park – this is a trial programme in which we will aim to match interested blind/VI triathletes with potential guides to help with training and events. The centre-piece of this programme is a training weekend giving triathlete and guide training in tandem cycling, guided swimming and guided running.  The cost of the programme for the triathletes is £25,

Link here:   to book and get further details.

Go tri events

These are excellent opportunities for first-time triathletes, looking to get direct experience of an aspect of triathlon or an opportunity to have a go at a mini multi-disciplinary event.  All events are inclusive and will try to accommodate the required adaptations.

Click here for all Go tri events.

London League Events – For those feeling up to the challenge you can pit yourself in the London League of competitive events scheduled throughout the year and hosted by various London triathlon clubs.  Para competitors get points for their finish in each event and you can battle it out to be the League’s top para-triathlete.  All LL events are inclusive and will try to accommodate all required adaptations.  The last two rounds of the LL are both aquathlons (400/750m swim then 5k run) click on the links below for more details and to enter:

Clash of the Tritons Greenwich, 26 August 2018

London Fields Aquathlon London Fields (Hackney), 16 September 2018

If you have any questions on any of the above please feel free to contact me on the details below, in addition to contact me if you have any other queries or suggestions.

If you wish to be removed from this mailing list please reply to me to let me know.

Cheers Haren

Haren Thillainathan Paratri coordinator  Triathlon England – London


Metro Cricket: turn 16 to 17!

support the metro Cricket team in the BBS Cup Final

The Metro cricket team has won the BBS Cup final 16 since times 1979, Your support can help them make it 17!

So for all our members and friends who wish to support the talented Metro cricket team in 2018 BBS Primary Club Heindrich Swanepoel Memorial Cup Final!

Here are the details and timing of the day

Date: 1 September 2018

VenueCounty Ground Beckenham, Worsley Bridge Rd, Beckenham BR3 1RL

Venue Telephone: 0203 490 2370

Schedule for the Day

11.30 Teams arrive.
12.00 Metro practice on the pitch.
12.20 Sussex Sharks practice on the pitch.
12.40 The Toss takes place.
13.00 First Innings starts.
15.30 First innings must finish by this time.
15.30 or at end of first innings: Lunch.
16.00 approx. Second innings starts.
18.30 approx. Second Innings finishes
18.40 Presentations

Metro Cricket Team

The Metro Cricket Team

Local railway stations:

Beckenham Junction 1.1 miles
Beckenham Hill – 0.6 mile
New Beckenham – 0.4 mile
Lower Sydenham – 0.5 mile

Local Buses Numbers 54 & 352



Tall Ship Adventure with VICTA!

Tall Ship Adventure 2019 with JST and VICTA

Tall Ship Adventure

VICTA is partnering with the Jubilee Sailing Trust to give five adventurous souls the chance to embark on a voyage of a lifetime!

Jubilee Sailing Trust are the operators of the only two fully accessible tall ships in the world, on which we are delivering a sail training voyage for blind and partially sighted adults, aged 18 to 29 years. Being on board one of these remarkable ships will be a phenomenal experience designed to help build the confidence and resilience of those joining its crew.

Date: 17 to 23 June 2019  Age: 18 to 29 years
Duration: 6 nights on board the tall ship
Location: Sailing from Oban to Oban, Scotland
Cost per person: £900 (This can be paid in monthly instalments of £100 or via fundraising). Costs cover accommodation, bedding, all food and wet weather gear while on board the tall ship
Closing date: 31st August 2018

VICTA is subsiding this trip for our participants but you will need to raise the remaining amount of £900 to participate. We would encourage you to fundraise to support the cost of this voyage. We are advertising this opportunity early to give you the chance to raise the funds to reach your target. Five volunteers will also be fundraising for themselves from our corporate sponsors Highfield, in order to provide a one to one level of support on-board.

You don’t need any sailing experience to take part as you will acquire all the skills you need during the programme. To find out more about the voyage and The Jubilee Sailing Trust, please visit the website application page.

Applications close on Friday 31 August 2018 so please sign up soon via our website. If you have any questions please email or call 01908 240 831.