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).
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com
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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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!