WFA sessions cancelled in view of the need for social distancing and protecting the vulnerable
Whilst fresh air and cycling are good for your health we, like all other Wheels for All groups, have suspended our sessions for the time being.. We hope our participants (as well as their carers and our volunteers) are managing to find other opportunities to enjoy some fresh air and exercise. We are keeping in contact with everone on our mailing list and its great to hear what everyone is doing to keep fit and to occupy themselves during the lock down. If you'd like to be added to our mailing list, please let us know. We are also hoping to be able to lend 3 of our e-bikes to key workers to help them get about easily whilst maintaining social distancing. Cycling has become an even more popular way of getting to work or getting exercice and we are keen to put at least some of our cycles to good use. Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org if you're interested.
"Jamie enjoys the sense of independence cycling gives him, its something he can do on his own and at his own pace. He loves the fact that he is doing exercise which he knows is good for him and he enjoys seeing familiar friendly faces too. He really looks forward to his visits on Fridays."
"I love to come here as I like to cycle very much. I am also very fond of a lot of people here and the music adds to an exciting atmosphere" Ben
"I really look forward to my Friday morning WFA sessions. All the volunteers are very helpful and friendly. I find open-air exercising not only physically but also mentally and emotionally very stimulating. When growing up I never learnt to ride a bike and now, as a blind person, cycling gives me a sense of freedom." Sevita
We provide inclusive cycling facilities for all in a safe supportive environment, come and join the fun!
Wheels for All - Oxford provides facilities for people with a wide variety of needs aged 16+ to enjoy cycling every Friday morning on the Athletics Track, Horspath Road, Oxford.
It is part of a national all-inclusive cycle initiative developed by Cycling Projects with the aim of making cycling accessible to all with a particular focus on offering fun. There is a wide range of bikes available during the session including a wheelchair transporter, several tricycles, a quad, side by sides, a tandem, hand cycles, e-bike and several 2 wheel bikes.
The service users generally come with a carer or support from their school or club and the session offers an opportunity to socialise for everyone attending but independent users are also very welcome.
The activity is being both physically and cognitively stimulating; for some service users this is the only opportunity for physical activity open to them.
Come and join the fun! We try to run sessions whatever the weather but if it is really bad we occassionaly have to cancel (announced by email, facebook, Twitter etc on the morning)
If you have any question or require further information please contact us.
Visit our Facebook Group
and join us on Twitter. Also video on Youtube from a few years ago.
Donations also welcome!
We are very grateful for support from
CYCLING SESSIONS AND TIMES
09:30 — 12:00, £3 for the participant, free for carers
(No booking required)
(see map below)
The Pick Me Up service will drop you off/pick you up from the Sportsfield Cottages OX4 2RL (at the entrance to the athletics ground). Details here to get the app.