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News & Online Event Update – 17 Feb 2021

Weekly online event and news Update 17 Feb 2021

News & Online Event Update

Here is this weeks update on the latest online opportunities and news to help you keep active! Take the time to have a read through and see what is on in the next few days.

Weekly challenge

Our final weekly challenge for now. The video is only one minute, and the activities are all a bit of fun. Please get involved and share your achievements with us.

This week’s challenge is ‘The Plank’. Watch the video here.

Get Yourself Active Website

Have you seen the new section of their website yet? It has been designed so that you can easily find resources to help you to stay active at home during this time. It includes a variety of resources from various organisations, from videos to toolkits http://www.getyourselfactive.org/resources/active-home/

They have launched their fourth and final series of videos, Becky will be showing you a variety of standing and seated strength exercises that you can do at home. Perfect for keeping active during this time! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCitKWen44Tb0xEqGtwbVERA

Shape up with Spurs

Sessions continue on Zoom on Wednesday’s at 2pm if you wish to register interest or find out more please contact: Adam Millar, 07392091327, Adam.millar@tottenhamhotspur.com

Tennis

While you are at home make sure you check out the LTA Tennis at Home Hub which has loads of video content and tools for keeping active. Additionally Middlesex Tennis are running Online Inclusive Tennis Sessions every Saturday morning 11-12.30, with coaches Mark Bullock and Stuart Wilkinson.

To sign up email mark.bullock@middlesextennis.org.uk

Yoga

Our four online Chair Yoga session with Claire Miller remain available. View them all on our YouTube page https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHjmzPrYVb4jyix3QPrikTw

 British Blind Sport

Along with their inclusive coaches, British Blind Sport have developed audio-led workouts, covering a wide range of activities such as Yoga, Pilates, HIIT, Boxercise and Strength Training as part of their Active at Home Programme.

Find out all of the live sessions details by clicking here https://britishblindsport.org.uk/the-active-at-home-programme/

News Items

LTA

The LTA have provided an update on Disability Competitions. The LTA have made the decision to extend the cancellation of tennis competitions up to Sunday 21 March. Due to this decision and the uncertainty of venues re-opening until April, we will be postponing all disability events until April. Where possible this year we will try and re-schedule events rather than cancelling them.

You will find an updated event list here: Disability Competitions Calendar, you will notice a lot of “TBCs” still, this is due to many venues being closed and staff being on furlough, as soon as we can we will update you on any new events.

Sleep Health Study

Sleep Health Study are advertising The Blind Veterans UK and Circadian Therapeutics Online Sleep Survey to understand more about the association between vision impairment and sleep, health, and wellbeing. The Survey can be completed at home via the online link, or by telephone with one of our friendly researchers. Link to register interest in the Online Sleep Survey: http://bit.ly/blindstudyregister or call 01865 546582.

Facebook

Our numbers are growing on the Metro Blind Sport Facebook page. We encourage you to get involved with our new Facebook page, perhaps sharing your results of the weekly challenge with us or sharing any other activity that you might be doing.

To visit the Facebook page please follow this link and give us a follow and a like https://www.facebook.com/metroblindsport

Mindful Poetry

Dr Beverley Duguid has created a mindful poetry course for blind and visually impaired people. Mindfulness is a form of meditation which is used to combat stress, anxiety and depression. Poetry has been used for centuries to convey thoughts and feelings on a particular subject. This course combines mindfulness and poetry to help you craft poems and prose. This course is bought to you by RBKC Arts Grants and is Free of charge to participants. It is taught on Zoom and starts in March.

Enrol via email:  Admin@insightmind.co.uk

Questions, email Beverley@insightmind.co.uk

Badminton

There is an exciting opportunity to express your views on how to make Badminton more available to blind and partially sighted individuals. As part of its Diversity and Inclusion campaign, Badminton England is undertaking a study aimed at understanding the barriers to play and improving the accessibility of the sport.

British Blind Sport is working closely with Badminton England to explore the possibilities within the sport and ensure that visually impaired people have the opportunity to participate. To do this, we need to understand your experiences, challenges and needs.

The survey below will allow Badminton England to gain further insight into how they can make meaningful changes to support under-represented groups in their sport.

Everyone is welcome to complete the Diversity & Inclusion survey and share their experiences. All responses will remain confidential.

Chess

Please find the link here https://www.braillechess.org.uk/ to get the February 2021 issue of the Braille Chess Association’s Gazette.

TfL

TfL are seeking views on the use of in-vehicle CCTV in taxis (black cabs) and private hire vehicles (PHVs) including minicabs in London.

In July 2020, the Department for Transport (DfT) published statutory taxi and PHV standards. These include a number of standards that taxi and PHV licensing authorities are expected to implement. The standards also state that all licensing authorities should undertake a consultation on in-vehicle CCTV in taxis and PHVs.

They are interested in your views on the following:

  • Do you think all taxis (black cabs) and PHVs (including minicabs) in London should have in-vehicle CCTV fitted as a mandatory requirement, or should the current position of allowing vehicle owners to choose to fit in-vehicle CCTV systems be maintained?
  • What are your views of the local considerations to take into account in London, and how this affects whether in-vehicle CCTV should be mandatory in all London licensed taxis and PHVs?
  • What positive impacts may arise if in-vehicle CCTV was in operation in all London licensed taxis and PHVs?
  • What negative impacts may arise if in-vehicle CCTV was in operation in all London licensed taxis and PHVs?

 You can let TfL know what you think by completing their survey. Please visit their consultation website for more information. The closing date for responding to the consultation is Monday 22 March 2021.

If you have any questions about this, please email consultations@tfl.gov.uk with ‘In-vehicle CCTV in taxis and PHVs’ in the subject line.

Stay safe and best wishes.

Martin and the Metro Blind Sport Team

 

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News & Online Event Update – 10 Feb 2021

Weekly online event and news Update 10 Feb 2021

Here is this week updated opportunities and news. Take the time to have a read through and see what is on in the next few days.

 

Weekly challenge

It is weekly challenge time. It has been good to see some of you posting your results on to social media. The video is only one minute, and the activities are all a bit of fun. Please get involved and share your achievements with us. This week’s challenge is ‘Torso Twist’.
Video link here: http://blindsport.uk/TorsoTwists

 

Shape up with Spurs

Sessions continue on Zoom on Wednesday’s at 2 pm if you wish to register interest or find out more please contact:
Adam Millar 07392091327 Adam.millar@tottenhamhotspur.com

 

Yoga

Our four online Chair Yoga session with Claire Miller remain available. View them all on our YouTube page: http://bit.ly/MetroBlindSportYouTube

 

Multisport – Croysutt Warriors

Croysutt Warriors Goalball Club has a new session running to get people active in Croydon. The sessions include, over a 2 hour period, Goalball, Football and Basketball on an outdoor lit court.  The sessions take place in CR0 6EA.

The sessions are run on a Tuesday from 6:30 to 8:30 pm, and all levels are welcome. Participants are asked only to travel to the sessions by private car or taxi.
Potential participants must contact Croysutt Warrior, and they will give all the details and conditions prior to attendance.

Please phone or email Robin on 07889648925 or Croysuttwarriors@outlook.com

 

Football – Bloomsbury

Bloomsbury Football are excited to launch their new online inclusive Zoom football sessions! Sessions are open to all disabilities/abilities, and no experience of football is required. Just come along, have fun and be active! All you need is a small square space, ball and some markers (These could be rolled up socks, plastic cups, toys etc.)
When: Wednesdays from 10th February Time: 4:00-4:45pm
Age: 6-16 years,  All disabilities/abilities welcome!
Where: Zoom –  Sign Up via the Meeting ID – 84944770911
Any Questions? Contact cameron@bloomsburyfootball.com or call 07565 959 951

 

Get Yourself Active Website

The Get Yourself Active team at Disability Rights UK has been busy working on projects to ensure that the general public can access ideas and content that provide the tools to be active in a way that is right for them. They have created a new section of the GYA website  Link: https://tinyurl.com/yxjetrsf

So that disabled people and people with long term health conditions can easily find resources to support them to be active during this time.

The new section of the website is easy to navigate, with a helpful video to show individuals how to access the different pages. They have collected videos which individuals can find according to which activity they are interested in. They also have pages dedicated to other resources, such as worksheets and downloadable resources.

 

British Heart Foundation

The British Heart Foundation has pulled together a series of activities that can be carried out at home. Take a look at the chair-based exercises and strengthening exercises in this link: https://tinyurl.com/y4dtr7kw

 

British Blind Sport

Along with their inclusive coaches, British Blind Sport have developed audio-led workouts, covering a wide range of activities such as Yoga, Pilates, HIIT, Boxercise and Strength Training as part of their Active at Home Programme.

Find out all of the details of the live sessions by clicking here https://britishblindsport.org.uk/the-active-at-home-programme

 

Sense

The latest Sense sport and wellbeing activity sessions you can complete over the next two weeks have been released. They have live sessions, pre-recorded sessions and written instruction sheets to help you be a little more active. To find out what they have planned, including Sensory Circuits and Drumming to Music then please click here https://blindsport.uk/OnlineSense

 

News Items

LTA

The LTA has announced the next step in their work to drive forward inclusion and diversity in tennis, with the recruitment of a new group of almost 50 people from across all areas of the sport to enable them to listen to and draw on their diverse range of views and experiences.

Called the IDEA Group, standing for inclusion, diversity, equity and accessibility, it brings together LTA colleagues with diverse representatives from across the tennis community, including players, coaches, officials, volunteers and fans. Mark Bullock and Paul Gillet are part of the group of 50 people so please share any feedback you may have, and we can pass it on to them.

For the full news item, please click here: https://tinyurl.com/y2gxs66a

 

Baluji Music Foundation

The Baluji Music Foundation are really excited to present Rishi Gulati, from the Inner Vision Orchestra, in concert on sax on Saturday 20th February at 4 pm. The Inner Vision Orchestra is the only professional orchestra of blind musicians anywhere in the world.
Rishi will perform a selection of jazz, popular and Latin classics and they hope they will bring to mind the sunny days when he was busking in Sydney! The concert is free, but they do of course welcome donations to the Baluji Music Foundation.
Join Rishi from the comfort of your home. This concert will be available as a Youtube Premiere. Please register here: https://tinyurl.com/y4385wc4 (on Eventbrite) and a link will be provided to all attendees before the concert begins. Any problems registering on Eventbrite, so please email baluji@baluji.com and they will sign you up.

 

Facebook

Our numbers are growing on the Metro Blind Sport Facebook page. We encourage you to get involved with our new Facebook page, perhaps sharing your weekly challenge results or sharing any other activity that you might be doing.

To visit the Facebook page, please follow this link and give us a follow and a like https://www.facebook.com/metroblindsport

 

London Youth Games

London Youth Games are putting disabled young Londoners at the heart of the competition, empowering them to set, film, complete and share sport-related challenges as part of the LYG Virtual Inclusive Games – an eight-week virtual challenge series launching on Tuesday 9th February.

Following the summer’s Virtual Games’ success, which attracted over 40,000 entries during the first national lockdown, London Youth Games has taken an inclusive approach to its latest virtual offering. The LYG Virtual Inclusive Games will feature inclusive challenges set by young disabled people, including suggested adaptations to ensure as many young Londoners as possible can get involved.

To participate in the LYG Virtual Inclusive Games, young Londoners must complete the challenges and submit their scores via the London Youth Games website. Challenges will be released every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at 9 am via the London Youth Games website and social media channels.

Find out more here https://www.londonyouthgames.org/virtual-games/

 

Visionary

We are pleased to be working with Visionary to provide advice and guidance to their members’ network in the coming weeks.

At Visionary, they have heard repeated concerns from rehab workers about blind and partially sighted people becoming less active in lockdown and as a result, becoming less mobile.

Visionary has arranged a series of sessions over the next few weeks with Metro Blind Sport and British Blind Sport to provide rehab workers and others with solutions and tips to get people active. Plus, they have arranged an opportunity to hear directly from those working in the sight loss sector on what barriers exist and what more could be done to overcome these barriers.

Top tips for keeping active   *New session*

http://blindsport.uk/TopTips
Monday 15 February, 2.30 pm to 3.30 pm
(a one-off in the series of Get Active Month)
Practical examples of what you can do to help keep blind and partially sighted people active with:
Martin Symcox, CEO of Metro Blind Sport
Mark Bullock, Inclusive Sports Development Advisor and Coach
Alex Pitts, National Partnerships Manager at British Blind Sport.

The missing activity pieces *New session*

https://blindsport.uk/MissingActivity
Wednesday 24 February, 10.30 am to 11.30 am (a one-off in the series of Get Active Month).  Your chance to highlight the barriers to activity and to help identify what blind and partially sighted people need to have to be active.:
Martin Symcox, CEO of Metro Blind Sport
Mark Bullock, Inclusive Sports Development Advisor and Coach
Alex Pitts, National Partnerships Manager at British Blind Sport

 

Vision Foundation

Join Hayley Mills and Dame Judi Dench in conversation with Stephen Fry on 25th February 2021. The late Sir John Mills, Vision Foundation Senior Vice President, maintained a high-profile film and stage career while losing his sight.

To pay tribute to Sir John and mark the Vision Foundation’s centenary in 2021, friends and family of Sir John will be looking back at his career and challenging the ongoing stigma of visual impairment in the workplace.

Vision Foundation are delighted to invite you to this extraordinary evening, taking place virtually on 25th February 2021 at 6:45 pm (GMT).

To join their celebration of 100 years working with blind and partially sighted people, please click the link below to sign up and receive your joining instructions.

Link: https://tinyurl.com/yxzbkh5t

 

Stay safe and best wishes.

Martin and the Metro Blind Sport Team

 

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News & Online Event Update – 3 Feb 2021

Event and News Update 3 February 2021

Here is your updated opportunities and news from Metro Blind Sport. Take the time to have a read through and see how you can get active in February.

 

Weekly challenge

It is weekly challenge time. It has been good to see some of you posting your results on to social media. The video is only one minute, and the activities are all a bit of fun. Please get involved and share your achievements with us.

This week’s challenge is ‘Lunges’. Watch the Video here:

http://blindsport.uk/Exercise3

 

Shape up with Spurs

 Sessions continue on Zoom on Wednesday’s at 2 pm if you wish to register interest or find out more please contact:

Adam Millar 07392091327 Adam.millar@tottenhamhotspur.com

 

Wheels for Wellbeing

 Wheels for Wellbeing is running their inclusive cycling sessions for both adults and children. They are currently running sessions on Mondays and Fridays for people of all ages, and their Kids on Wheels sessions on Sundays. All sessions are organised at Herne Hill Velodrome.

Unfortunately, all their sessions at Croydon Sports Arena and Ladywell Day Centre still remain suspended.

To read more about their current Sessions click link below

https://wheelsforwellbeing.org.uk/session-alterations

 

Get Yourself Active at Home

 A new month means new ways to get active at home! Get Yourself Active at Home are now on to series 3 of their videos. Rachel will be taking people through her seated dance class in the next 4 videos. Subscribe to their YouTube channel to watch the videos

https://blindsport.uk/GetActive

 

Yoga

 Our four online Chair Yoga session with Claire Miller remain available. View them all on our YouTube page

http://bit.ly/MetroBlindSportYouTube

 

British Blind Sport

 Along with their inclusive coaches, British Blind Sport have developed audio-led workouts, covering a wide range of activities such as Yoga, Pilates, HIIT, Boxercise and Strength Training as part of their Active at Home Programme.

Find out all the live sessions details by clicking here

https://britishblindsport.org.uk/the-active-at-home-programme

 

 Sense

The latest Sense sport and wellbeing activity sessions you can complete over the next two weeks have been released. They have live sessions, pre-recorded sessions pre-recorded sessions and written instruction sheets to help you be a little more active.

To find out what they have planned, including Sensory Circuits and Drumming to Music then please click here https://blindsport.uk/OnlineSense

 

Facebook

We were pleased to let everyone know last week that we launched our Metro Blind Sport Facebook page. We will definitely be sharing a lot of information on to the Facebook page as we move through the year.  We encourage you to get involved with our new Facebook page, perhaps sharing your results of the weekly challenge with us or chatting with friends you may have come in contact with through Metro Blind Sport activity.

To visit the Facebook page please follow this link and give us a follow and a like https://www.facebook.com/metroblindsport

 

News Items

Sport England

Last week Sport England released their new 10-year strategy, Uniting the Movement, a vision to transform lives and communities through sport and physical activity.

It seeks to tackle the inequalities we have long seen in sport and physical activity. The strategy identifies that for some communities – disabled people, people from lower socio-economic groups and people from Black and Asian backgrounds – there is a clear pattern of low levels of activity.

There will therefore be a sharp focus on providing more opportunities for those who are being left behind.

To find out more about the strategy please click the link directly below.

https://tinyurl.com/y5mfd6gn

 

London Vision

The team at London Vision have produced their monthly London Scene newsletter which informs people with sight loss about accessible activities and events happening around London, including local society events.

February’s newsletter is full of information so have a read here
https://blindsport.uk/LondonScene

 

Travel Hands

Travel Hands is a service pairing blind and partially sighted people together with verified and sighted volunteers to walk together towards similar destinations. The organisation behind the service is looking for more London-based volunteers for when restrictions ease. It is a flexible and fun volunteering experience and full training is provided.

To find out more please click here

https://www.vipworldservices.com/travel-hands

 

Park Lane Stables

Metro Blind Sport members have benefitted from visiting the stables in the past and we wanted to share their request for support.

Just before Christmas Park Lane Stables in Teddington received the devastating news that their landlord has decided not to renew their lease when it expires in May 2021 as he wishes to sell the property.

This means that Park Lane Stables in Teddington will be forced to close down in May unless they can raise £1M in order to buy the stables from the landlord. And that is exactly what they are aiming to do! They simply cannot allow their beloved 200-year-old stables to be converted into a block of luxury flats by a property developer, denying future generations the magic that horses can bring.

Hundreds of local children and adults with a wide range of disabilities, learning difficulties and mental health challenges rely on them for their therapy and their physical, social and mental wellbeing. For many of their participants, coming to the stables is their only activity and it brings them great happiness.

They have set up a crowdfunding campaign on 1st January:  https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/save-our-stables and they have been overwhelmed by the support, but they still have some way to go. If you can donate or share their story, they can hope to achieve the target of saving their stables.

 

Wheels for Wellbeing and Bikeworks

Wheels for Wellbeing is delighted to announce that they have received support from Sport England’s ‘Open Call for Innovative Solutions’ to develop and pilot an inclusive cycle hire scheme for London, with east London partner Bikeworks.

This inclusive cycle hire scheme pilot aims to bring the joy and many other benefits of cycling to more Disabled people in an accessible, affordable, sustainable way.

To read more about the new scheme link directly below.

https://tinyurl.com/y6ee7vm6

 

The Blind Spot

Listen to the latest episode of The Blind Spot which focusses on employment and the economic climate.  TPT’s Martin Sigsworth provides invaluable advice for any blind or partially sighted person struggling to secure work. https://tinyurl.com/y3ex9262

 

Stay safe and best wishes.

Martin and the Metro Blind Sport Team

 

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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!