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 a session

If you would like to book a place for yourself or your client/family member at any of our sessions, please email bookings@wheelsforwellbeing.org.uk and let us know:

    1. Full name of the Disabled cyclist(s)
    2. Full names of all supporters/family members attending with the cyclist(s)
    3. Preferred date and time slot
    4. What cycle/s you 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 – our team will support new participants to find out which of our cycles works best for them during their first session).

Please note that:

      • We cannot take bookings more than 2 weeks in advance
      • We will confirm each booking enquiry by sending you a confirmation email

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 Monday for that week’s Croydon Arena Tuesday session
      • 12:00 pm on Wednesday for that week’s Herne Hill Velodrome Thursday session
      • 12:00 pm on Thursday for that week’s Ladywell Day Centre Friday session
      • 12:00 pm on Friday for that week’s Croydon Arena Saturday session
      • 12:00 pm on Friday for that week’s Kids on Wheels Sunday session
      • 12:00 pm on Friday for the following Herne Hill Velodrome Monday session

If you email after the above deadline, we will only be able to book you for the following week’s session.

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 may not be allowed to cycle.

On your first visit

We are pleased you have found us and look forward to meeting you! Please book to attend one of our open sessions at Herne Hill Velodrome, Croydon Sports Arena or Ladywell Day Centre for your first visit. 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 venue staff at all times.

Session alterations

Please click here to keep up-to-date with changes to our sessions.

Croydon Sports Arena

Outdoors

Albert Road, South Norwood, SE25 4QL

Tuesdays: 10 am – 1 pm (three bookable 45-minute slots starting at 10 am, 11 am & 12pm)

Saturdays: 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 10 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 07564 797 471

Herne Hill Velodrome

Outdoors

104 Burbage Road, Herne Hill, SE24 9HE

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

Thursdays: 12 pm – 2 pm (two bookable 45-minute slots starting at 12 pm & 1 pm)

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

We welcome groups to a maximum size of 10 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

Outdoors

148 Dressington Ave, Lewisham, SE4 1JF

Fridays: 10.30 am – 12.30 pm (two bookable 45-minute slots starting at 10.30 am & 11.30 am).

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

We welcome groups to a maximum size of 5 people (including both cyclists and supporters/carers).

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

Questions: Call the Session Manager on 07561 166949

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.