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New Cycling Session at Herne Hill Velodrome!

New cycling session at Herne Hill Velodrome with Wheels for Wellbeing!
Venue:
Herne Hill Velodrome with Wheels for Wellbeing! - *BOOKING REQUIRED*
Time:
10.00 am - 12,00 Noon
Phone:
020 7346 8482
Date:
16th October 2020
Cost:
Confirm with Contact


New cycling session at Herne Hill Velodrome with Wheels for Wellbeing!

we are pleased to announce that we are able to open another session at Herne Hill Velodrome. This will be held on Friday mornings, between 10:00 am and 12:00 pm, starting on 18th September 2020.  Booking Required

Please note that our sessions are no longer running as drop-ins, so booking is now essential. If you haven’t got a confirmed booking, you will not be able to cycle.
If you want to read more and learn how to book a space, please click here.

These new Friday sessions will be open to all ages and will welcome new participants as well as existing cyclists. For the time being, Monday sessions remain reserved for existing Wheels for Wellbeing participants only and Sunday “Kids on Wheels” sessions continue to be exclusively for Disabled children up to 18 years old and their families (new or existing).

Covid-secure

In line with guidance from the government, the same Covid-secure measures will be in place on Fridays as the measures we have introduced on Mondays and Sundays. We want to make sure that participants, carers and our staff members are safe during the sessions.

 

Inclusive cycling sessions

We run 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.

Due to the Covid-19 outbreak, booking a space at a specific time slot is required at all our sessions. Please note that we will not be accepting participants on a drop-in basis.

How to book a place at the session?

If you would like to book a place for yourself or your client/family member at any of our sessions, please send an email to bookings@wheelsforwellbeing.org.uk providing answers to all the questions below:

  • Full name of the cyclist(s)
  • Full names of any supporter/family member attending with the cyclist(s) – please kindly limit the numbers of non-Disabled supporters who attend to a minimum, in order that we can provide places to a maximum of Disabled people.
  • Preferred date and time slot. Please note that we do not take bookings more than 2 weeks in advance.
  • What cycle you/your client would like to book and what cycle should be booked for a supporter/family member (this only applies for people that have attended our sessions before and know what cycle they like to use – on Fridays, our team will support new participants to find out which of our cycles works best for them during their first session).

In order to give us the time to organise our sessions and to send you a confirmation email or to let you know if we are fully booked, bookings close at:

  • 12:00 pm on Wednesday for that week’s Friday session
  • 12:00 pm on Friday for that week’s Kids on Wheels Sunday session
  • 12:00 pm on Friday for the following Monday’s session

If you email after the above deadline, we will only be able to book you for the following week’s session.

We will confirm each booking by sending you a confirmation email. Please bring your confirmation email with you to the session (either by printing it or having it on your phone). Please do not attend the session if you have not received the booking confirmation of your slot as you will not be allowed to cycle.

On your first visit

We are delighted to inform you that our new Friday sessions at Herne Hill Velodrome are open to new participants. To book a space, please email bookings@wheelsforwellbeing.org.uk

Before attending the session, you will be asked to complete our registration forms. At the session our experienced cycling instructors will help you find the cycle that suits you best.

Information for your first visit

Before attending your first session, please complete our online registration forms:

Covid-secure measures and new rules at our sessions

We have Covid-secure measures in place at all our sessions and have introduced new rules that follow government guidelines. We do everything to make sure that participants, carers and our staff members are safe during the sessions. Please read our rules before attending the session and follow instructions from our Inclusive Cycling Instructors, Volunteers, and Herne Hill Velodrome staff at all times.

Remember, if you have any symptoms of Covid-19 – cough, temperature, loss of taste or smell – please do not attend a session but ring 07578 746 448 to cancel your booking and book yourself a Covid-19 test.

If you develop Covid-19 symptoms or are told you have Covid-19 after taking a test within 7 days of attending a session, please tell NHS Test and Trace that you have attended our session and provide: info@wheelsforwellbeing.org.uk as the “contact”. If you are well enough to do so, please also tell us immediately that you have developed symptoms / tested positive for Covid-19.

We look forward to seeing you at the Herne Hill Velodrome soon!

 

New Cycling Session at Herne Hill Velodrome!

New cycling session at Herne Hill Velodrome with Wheels for Wellbeing!

New cycling session at Herne Hill Velodrome with Wheels for Wellbeing!

we are pleased to announce that we are able to open another session at Herne Hill Velodrome. This will be held on Friday mornings, between 10:00 am and 12:00 pm, starting on 18th September 2020.  Booking Required

Please note that our sessions are no longer running as drop-ins, so booking is now essential. If you haven’t got a confirmed booking, you will not be able to cycle.
If you want to read more and learn how to book a space, please click here.

These new Friday sessions will be open to all ages and will welcome new participants as well as existing cyclists. For the time being, Monday sessions remain reserved for existing Wheels for Wellbeing participants only and Sunday “Kids on Wheels” sessions continue to be exclusively for Disabled children up to 18 years old and their families (new or existing).

Covid-secure

In line with guidance from the government, the same Covid-secure measures will be in place on Fridays as the measures we have introduced on Mondays and Sundays. We want to make sure that participants, carers and our staff members are safe during the sessions.

 

Inclusive cycling sessions

We run 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.

Due to the Covid-19 outbreak, booking a space at a specific time slot is required at all our sessions. Please note that we will not be accepting participants on a drop-in basis.

How to book a place at the session?

If you would like to book a place for yourself or your client/family member at any of our sessions, please send an email to bookings@wheelsforwellbeing.org.uk providing answers to all the questions below:

  • Full name of the cyclist(s)
  • Full names of any supporter/family member attending with the cyclist(s) – please kindly limit the numbers of non-Disabled supporters who attend to a minimum, in order that we can provide places to a maximum of Disabled people.
  • Preferred date and time slot. Please note that we do not take bookings more than 2 weeks in advance.
  • What cycle you/your client would like to book and what cycle should be booked for a supporter/family member (this only applies for people that have attended our sessions before and know what cycle they like to use – on Fridays, our team will support new participants to find out which of our cycles works best for them during their first session).

In order to give us the time to organise our sessions and to send you a confirmation email or to let you know if we are fully booked, bookings close at:

  • 12:00 pm on Wednesday for that week’s Friday session
  • 12:00 pm on Friday for that week’s Kids on Wheels Sunday session
  • 12:00 pm on Friday for the following Monday’s session

If you email after the above deadline, we will only be able to book you for the following week’s session.

We will confirm each booking by sending you a confirmation email. Please bring your confirmation email with you to the session (either by printing it or having it on your phone). Please do not attend the session if you have not received the booking confirmation of your slot as you will not be allowed to cycle.

On your first visit

We are delighted to inform you that our new Friday sessions at Herne Hill Velodrome are open to new participants. To book a space, please email bookings@wheelsforwellbeing.org.uk

Before attending the session, you will be asked to complete our registration forms. At the session our experienced cycling instructors will help you find the cycle that suits you best.

Information for your first visit

Before attending your first session, please complete our online registration forms:

Covid-secure measures and new rules at our sessions

We have Covid-secure measures in place at all our sessions and have introduced new rules that follow government guidelines. We do everything to make sure that participants, carers and our staff members are safe during the sessions. Please read our rules before attending the session and follow instructions from our Inclusive Cycling Instructors, Volunteers, and Herne Hill Velodrome staff at all times.

Remember, if you have any symptoms of Covid-19 – cough, temperature, loss of taste or smell – please do not attend a session but ring 07578 746 448 to cancel your booking and book yourself a Covid-19 test.

If you develop Covid-19 symptoms or are told you have Covid-19 after taking a test within 7 days of attending a session, please tell NHS Test and Trace that you have attended our session and provide: info@wheelsforwellbeing.org.uk as the “contact”. If you are well enough to do so, please also tell us immediately that you have developed symptoms / tested positive for Covid-19.

We look forward to seeing you at the Herne Hill Velodrome soon!

 

Inclusive cycling gears up! Restarting on 12 Oct!

Inclusive cycling re-start date 12 October 2020 - David Weir Leisure Centre

Inclusive cycling sessions on the David Weir Leisure Centre athletics track will resume on 12th October.

At first we will run on Mondays and Thursdays, 10 am – 12noon. We will re-introduce Wednesdays if demand is high enough. These sessions are for adults and those aged 14+.

New participants must complete a registration form.

Booking and Paying

Booking

If you are bringing a group of 4 or more please book ahead.
If you are an individual or bringing 3 people or less you do not need to book.

Paying

Please pay by EXACT cash – no change will be available. Or you can pay by card. We do not take prepayment. The fee is £5 per person (carers not charged).

COVID-safe

We have put lots of measures in place to make sure you are safe and can have a fun time, enjoying getting some fresh air and exercise on our wonderful cycles!

HANDS: Please sanitise your hands on arrival
SPACE: 2m queuing will be in place. Please keep 5m (more than two lanes) from others when cycling. If it’s busy you may have to wait for turns on the bikes.
FACE: Masks are optional as it is outdoors. But we will ask you to wear one if you are able to if you need to be closer than 2m to a cycle instructor, eg for help to get on a bike.

Sharing: If you wish to share a bike with two seats, this must be with someone else from your household or support bubble.

Sanitising: We will sanitise all bike hand grips and saddles between users. Please follow instructions on where to leave bikes when dismounting – you will be shown what to do.

Helmets: We will not be able to lend cycle helmets. You do not have to wear a helmet. But if you want to you must bring your own helmet. Please let us know if this is a particular problem for you.

Covid-code of conduct: Please download our COVID code of conduct for all participants.

Track and Trace
Our volunteers on the registration desk will be checking we have your correct contact details, so please have your telephone number with you. This is important for track and trace.

If you have any questions please email cycling@ecolocal.org.uk

 

My Prudential RideLondon get on your bikes 15-16 Aug

My Prudential RideLondon 15 and 16 August 2020

Get on your bike – or scooter, skateboard, trike, tandem, penny farthing, roller skates, unicycle – to help save the UK’s charities!

The eighth edition of Prudential RideLondon was due to take place on 15 and 16 August 2020, and while the festival can’t go ahead as planned, we want to keep the wheels moving and celebrate the event weekend by encouraging people to get on their bikes – or any other non-motorised wheeled transport! – and help save the UK’s charities in the process.

My Prudential RideLondon is building on the success of The 2.6 Challenge – created following the postponement of the London Marathon – which became the biggest collective fundraising effort in the world, raising more than £11 million and involving nearly 4,000 charities.

My Prudential RideLondon is your chance to take part in the world’s greatest free festival of cycling. Whatever your age or ability, you can join in – wherever you live in the UK and with whoever you like – family, friends or by yourself.

It’s your rideyour way,  for the charity of your choice!

REGISTER NOW 

the official website: https://myridelondon.co.uk

 

The Covid-19 pandemic has had a catastrophic effect on the UK’s charities, with the cancellation of thousands of fundraising events and the loss of billions in income.

Many charities have had to reduce or stop services at a time when vulnerable members of society need them most. Thousands of staff have been placed on furlough, and one in 10 charities face bankruptcy, while the sector as a whole faces a funding gap of more than £10 billion in 2020.

Over seven years, the Prudential RideLondon festival of cycling has inspired hundreds of thousands of people to get on their bikes, raising £77 million for thousands of charities in the process.

This year, we can’t all ride together, but we can unite for My Prudential RideLondon to celebrate cycling and support the UK’s charities.

REGISTER NOW 

the official website: https://myridelondon.co.uk

 

 

Wheels for Wellbeing restarted Monday Sessions!

Wheels for Wellbeing restarted Monday Sessions!

At Wheels for Wellbeing, we have restarted our Monday sessions at Herne Hill Velodrome in Southwark, although we are operating a booking system (groups of up to 6 people cycling for 45 minutes, over a 3-hour period – i.e. a total of 18 people).

Tandem Cycling only supported if both tandem riders are from the same social  Bubble

WfW won’t be doing any tandem riding unless 2 people are from the same bubble. It would be too unbearable to cycle with a mask and visor (imo) which would be the safest way.

However, side by side cycles should be OK if both riders have masks and visors. Bikeworks have just restarted their “Ride Side by Side project”, for example.

During our sessions I’m encouraging our support workers/carer etc. to cycle with their disabled cyclist, though, so I have yet to mask/visor up for cycling with someone. We have a married couple who are both VI who we can’t accommodate at the moment, sadly.

At the moment our Dare to Ride project is very small scale organised rides for those who are best suited to riding away from roads i.e. in parks, unless people have their own cycles  in which case I can organise longer rides….mainly on an individual basis so that people cycle in their own communities.

I would usually train a tandem pilot initially by having them cycling as a stoker so that they get to understand how that feels. That’s impossible to do too!

Hope that helps to understand where we’re at with regards to tandem cycling.

https://www.cyclinguk.org/cycle-centre/wheels-for-wellbeing

Herne Hill Velodrome
104 Burbage Road
SE24 9HE

Contact: info@wheelsforwellbeing.org.uk

Tel: 020 7346 8482

This is in line with British Cycling and Government guidelines around social distancing. Unfortunately, our sessions at Croydon Sports Arena and Ladywell Day Centre are yet to re-start, as the venues we host at are still closed.

We also have a new project called “Dare to Ride”, which consists of led rides around parks, on roads and other local areas in south London – there may be scope for some tandem riding, which the Senior Administrator/Session Manager will be able to help you more with!

Liz Bull-Domican – Fundraising Officer

Contact: info@wheelsforwellbeing.org.uk