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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!

 

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

 

Wheels for Wellbeing Cancel Events

Wheels for Wellbeing Cancel Events until further notice

We are very sorry to confirm that we are cancelling all our timetabled cycling sessions until further notice. This is in response to global public health advice regarding the new Coronavirus (Covid-19).

We’re doing this with a heavy heart as we understand how important it is to cycle and to meet up with others, and for everybody to have enjoyable exercise in the fresh air. But we all need to do our bit to avoid non-essential travel and contacts, to slow the spread of the virus and to support the health and safety of our participants, staff and volunteers and the wider public.

We will not be running any of our regular drop-in sessions at Herne Hill Velodrome, Croydon Sports Arena or Ladywell Day Centre until further notice. We will also not be running any sessions during the Easter Holidays unless Government advice changes. We are also cancelling all other additional and private sessions.

During this period, we are exploring the possibility of loaning some of our cycles to some groups, individuals or families. Please get in touch if you are interested in borrowing one of our cycles. You would need to have somewhere to store it securely, be able to insure and keep it maintained for the duration of the loan.

If you are interested in booking a session for a group when this unusual situation is over, please contact us. We will get back in touch as soon as we are able to start planning to reopen our face-to-face activities.

Our work isn’t stopping entirely, of course! We will continue to connect with Disabled cyclists and to ensure their voice is heard by politicians and other decision makers so that cycling conditions continue to improve for everyone. And we hope to share some ideas to keep fit and cheerful at home: you can find us on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook @Wheels4Well.

Please also note that most of our employees will be working from home from next week, so the best way to contact us is to email info@wheelsforwellbeing.org.uk.

We will keep the situation under constant review and will issue further statements as soon as anything changes.

With very warmest wishes and dreams of happy cycling!

From all at
Wheels for Wellbeing

Metro Blind Sport advises checking the latest government Coronavirus advice: link here  and the NHS advice on infection control: NHS Advice

 

London Vision’s Low Vision Day!

Low Vision Day with London Vision at St Thomas Hospital

Low Vision Day with London Vision

Do you, or a friend or relative, have poor eyesight? Join us at our annual Low Vision Day

There will be opportunities to:

    • Look at equipment to help with daily living
    • Get advice on getting more active
    • Have a look at the latest technology
    • Meet local support groups that can help with leisure, travel, visiting you at home.

Just turn up or Ring 07770381758 for more information or how to get to us.

Event Details

  • Date:
  • Venue:  Shepherd Hall, South Wing, St Thomas’ Hospital, Westminster Bridge Road, London , SE1 7EH
  • Contact:  07770381758 for more information or how to get to us.

Programme

  • 10.00 am Event starts
  • 10.00 Blind in Business seminar (TBC)
  • 11.00 Workshop on mobile phones, London Vision
  • 12.00 Welcome to the low vision day from International Gold Medal Winner VI Tennis, Mr Paul Ryb
  • 12.10 VIP Singers’ concert
  • 1pm How to have fun in London, London Vision

Throughout the day there will be:

  • Wheels for Wellbeing assisted bike rides .
  • A wide range of optical and electronic low vision aids on display
  • Advice on taking part in sports
  • Agencies to help with everyday living
  • Equipment for everyday life