Participating in a cycling sportive? Running a marathon? Hosting a community event? Please consider fundraising on behalf of Wheels for Wellbeing!
Looking for Inspiration?
Towards the end of 2020, cycling enthusiast Kelcie Poole got in touch with Wheels for Wellbeing. After being inspired by cycling and its many health and wellbeing-related perks, Kelcie decided to commit to a fundraising challenge – and Wheels for Wellbeing was the lucky chosen one!
With the help of his employer, Lloyds Banking Group, and Halfords, Kelcie ended up raising an amazing £1,400!
Read our blog post about Kelcie Poole here.
Our partnership with Penge CC started in 2017 after one of its members, Barry Covington, sadly passed away. In the lead-up to Barry’s funeral, the club raised over £7,000 for Wheels for Wellbeing, and the members have not stopped fundraising since! From participating in RideLondon to hosting the annual ‘Barry Covington Memorial Ride’, Penge CC plays an ongoing role in ensuring the provision of cycling for Disabled people in south London!
See our Tweet about Barry Covington and Penge CC here.
Evil Cycling Lobby
Hannah Leverett and Alex Robertson, founders of the Evil Cycling Lobby, have very kindly decided to donate a portion of their t-shirt sale proceeds to Wheels for Wellbeing!
Here’s what Alex has to say about their fundraising efforts: “The idea of an “Evil Cycling Lobby” has been a bit of an in-joke in cycling circles for a long time. There is a strange idea that somehow “cycling lobbies” have some sort of special persuasive power over Councils around the UK. The #EvilCyclingLobby merchandise all came about after a Tweet by Hannah on 1st October, poking fun at the conspiracy and imagining that “the lobby” would be meeting in the parish hall to discuss our evil plans. Cycling advocate and fan of complicated online jokes Alex liked the idea and designed a logo for “Lifetime Members” of the imaginary group, which got such a good reaction that the merch store was born.”
The profit per item sold is split between a number of cycling campaigns and charities, of which Wheels for Wellbeing is one. Buy your Evil Cycling Lobby t-shirt here!
Between May 2018 and August 2020, incredible cycling-fanatic couple Aurelie & Marco (known as 421adventure) cycled around the world, raising a whopping £3,546.20 for Wheels for Wellbeing!
“Fundraising for Wheels for Wellbeing was an easy decision for us; we immediately felt that we both believe in the power of the bicycle and that everyone should have the possibility to use it. Wheels for Wellbeing is also very politically active to make cycling accessible to anyone. We believe [the organisation] is a source of inspiration to the world and this is why we want to support [it].”
See our Instagram post about 421adventure here.
Hackney Cycling Campaign
Hackney Cycling Campaign holds a Burns Night celebration every January, during which they donate a portion of the raffle proceeds to a worthy cycling-related charity. Wheels for Wellbeing was chosen as the 2020 event’s beneficiary charity, receiving a grand total of £300!
Here is what Dave Harris, Hackney Cycling Campaign’s Treasurer said: “We are deeply impressed by the work you undertake and are confident that you will be able to utilise the funds in a suitably productive manner.”
See our blog post about Hackney Cycling Campaign here.
Kent Velo Girls
On 6th October 2019, Kent Velo Girls held their annual sportive event. Organised and run by volunteers, the event offered 3 different scenic routes, discounted fees for families and under 16s, food stops, a raffle and goody bags! It was a great success, with £2,043.50 being raised on behalf of Wheels for Wellbeing!
See our Facebook post about Kent Velo Girls here.
Our inclusive cycles were put to good use during the Prudential RideLondon weekend in August 2019. A group of Disabled cyclists and our staff participated in the RideLondon 19 event, with everyone receiving a medal at the end. They also managed to raise a fantastic £791.25!
See our Facebook post about Team WfW here.
Alison & Philip
When Alison & Philip got married in May 2019, the happy couple asked their guests to donate to charity instead of buying wedding presents! The £500 raised was then matched by the Lloyds Bank Foundation, meaning that Wheels for Wellbeing ended up receiving £1,000 in total!
See our Facebook post about Alison & Philip’s wedding here.