Cycling 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:

    1. Full name of the cyclist(s)
    2. 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.
    3. Preferred date and time slot. Please note that we do not take bookings more than 2 weeks in advance.
    4. 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.

Session alterations

Herne Hill Velodrome sessions are restarting from 4th December. Please click here to read more.

Croydon Sports Arena

Outdoors

Albert Road, South Norwood SE25 4QL

Please note: Due to Covid-19 virus situation all our Croydon sessions are currently suspended until further notice.

Tuesdays 10am – 1pm
Fridays 11am – 1pm
Saturdays 10am – 12:30pm

We welcome groups to a maximum size of 6 cyclists.

Train: Norwood Junction. Elmers End. Arena (Tramlink 2)
Bus: 130, 196, 197, 312, 289, 367
Car: Free parking on site

Questions: Call the Session Manager on 07806 334 770

Herne Hill Velodrome

Outdoors

104 Burbage Road, Herne Hill, SE24 9HE

Please note: All our Herne Hill Velodrome sessions will restart from 4th December.

Mondays: 11 am – 2 pm (three bookable 45-minute slots starting at 11 am, 12 pm & 1 pm)

Fridays: 10 am – 12 pm (two bookable 45-minute slots starting at 10 am & 11 am)

To book a space for a specific time slot please email bookings@wheelsforwellbeing.org.uk

We welcome groups to a maximum size of 6 cyclists.

We ride on the flat part of the track.

Train: Herne Hill or North Dulwich.
Bus: P4, P13, 3, 37, 68, 196, 201, 322, 468
Car: Free parking on site

Questions: Call the Session Manager on 07578 746 448

Ladywell Day Centre

Indoors

148 Dressington Ave, Lewisham, SE4 1JF

Please note: Due to Covid-19 virus situation all our Ladywell sessions are currently suspended until further notice.

Wednesdays 10:30am – 12:30pm

In good weather we ride through the park.

Train: Ladywell
Bus: 284, P4, 122
Car: Collect free permit at reception

Questions: Call the Session Manager on 07561 166 949

Journey

Journey

Journey

Cost

We try to keep prices affordable and good value, while using suitable venues, excellent staff and volunteers and a range of specialist cycles. It costs us £25 per head to provide these sessions, and we ask for a contribution towards this as below. We are always grateful to those who are able to make an additional donation to support our work.

  • Per disabled cyclist: £5 (if you need a supporter/carer they are included in the price)
  • Per non-disabled cyclist: £5
  • Special family price (up to 4, including at least one disabled cyclist): £10

Bringing cycles to you

We may be able to bring a range of cycles to your school, community centre or other venue. To find out more about our ‘Bringing cycles to you’ scheme please fill in the form below or call us on 020 7346 8482.