Inclusive cycling sessions
Wheels for Wellbeing runs inclusive cycling sessions for Disabled people of all ages and impairments in South London. Our qualified instructors and fantastic volunteers help participants (and their supporters – family members, friends or paid carers) experience the joy of cycling – often for the first time!
Our regular cycling sessions take place at three locations in South London; Croydon, Herne Hill and Ladywell.
Croydon Sports Arena.
Albert Road, South Norwood, SE25 4QL.
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.
104 Burbage Road, Herne Hill, SE24 9HE.
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.
148 Dressington Ave, Lewisham, SE4 1JF.
Bus: 284, P4, 122
Car: Collect free permit at reception
Questions: Call the Session Manager on 07561 166949.
Herne Hill Velodrome
- Mondays at 11am and 12pm
- Thursdays at 12pm and 1pm
Croydon Sports Arena
- Tuesdays at 10am, 11am and 12pm
- Wednesdays at 10am and 11am
- Saturdays at 10am, 11am and 12pm
- Sundays slots at 1pm and 2pm (for children and young people aged 25 and under)
Ladywell Day Centre
- Fridays at 10.30am and 11.30am
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 (supporters/carers are included in the price)
- Per non-disabled cyclist: £5
Our sessions are for Disabled people of all ages and impairments You don’t have to have any cycling knowledge or experience to join (if you experience barriers to cycling but you don’t consider yourself Disabled, you’re also welcome).
We have a large range of non-standard cycles at our venues and we’re pretty sure you’ll find a suitable cycle at our sessions. Not sure what type of cycle you need? You can see some of the different types of cycles you’ll find at our sessions here.
At your first session you’ll meet our friendly qualified cycling instructors and volunteers. The team will help you find a cycle that works for your individual needs and show you how to use it safely. You’ll be able to try out a few different cycles and see what feels most comfortable. After this the session is self-led and you can cycle as much or as little as you want during your 45-minute slot.
Each of our sessions is staffed by a session manager, qualified cycling instructors, and volunteers. They won’t always be the same people every session but you’ll get to know some familiar faces if you come along regularly.
At our core weekly sessions you’ll be riding in a traffic free, flat environment with other cyclists. These sessions don’t usually include any formal cycle training. We run regular led rides that allow more confident cyclists to experience riding on quiet roads and using cycling infrastructure. If you’re interested in getting involved in our led rides programme speak to the session manager at your next session.
Types of rides
We run a programme of regular led rides from our different locations. These rides are a great way to experience riding on the road with other cyclists. Our qualified ride leaders and cycling instructors plan varied routes around the local area of different lengths.
Cycling sessions for Groups.
If you are a school, community group or other organisation, you are welcome to bring a group of participants along to our weekly inclusive cycling sessions.
Bookings for groups at our weekly open sessions are limited to 10 participants (5 at Ladywell Day Centre session) If your group is larger than this, please contact us about purchasing a bespoke slot for them.
Bespoke cycling sessions.
If you are a school, community centre or other organisation, Wheels for Wellbeing may be able to host bespoke group sessions, just for you.
Prices vary according to the session length, venue (at your venue vs. one of our cycling hubs), and the staff required – please email email@example.com or call 020 7346 8482 to learn more.
Small groups (max 10) are also welcome to attend our weekly inclusive cycling sessions for Disabled people of all ages. To register your group please click here.