Update (24/08/2021): Our Survey closes on the 31st August, if you haven’t already done so please take a moment to share your experiences.

Our annual survey is back! Every 12 to 18 months, we collect information about the needs and experiences of Disabled cyclists, or Disabled people who wheel and cycle. We try to find out what you ride, why you cycle, the challenges you face, and the cycling opportunities you have access to. This survey is really important for several reasons:

  • It is the only national survey that focuses on the needs and experiences of Disabled cyclists
  • It is an annual survey: we can compare the results of this survey to previous ones, and see what’s changing – good and bad
  • It helps us with our campaign and advocacy work: all our campaigns are shaped by the lived experience of Disabled people, so we want to hear from you!

This year’s survey has an extra question on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and lockdowns. Individual and local authority responses to COVID-19 have had a significant impact on the number and type of people who cycle, leading to changes in our streets. We’d like to know how these changes have affected Disabled cyclists in particular.

The link to our survey is here (Microsoft Forms). If you’re a Disabled cyclist, or a Disabled person who sometimes cycles or wheels (or if you care for a Disabled cyclist), then we would love for you to respond. If you know other Disabled cyclists, it would be great if you could share our survey with them. The more responses we get, the louder we can shout about the results.

An Easy Read version of our survey can be accessed here:

If you have other accessibility needs, or would prefer a copy to print out, please contact us (info@wheelsforwellbeing.org.uk; 020 7346 8482). The survey is open until August 31st. It will take about 10-20 minutes to complete, depending on your responses. All the information you give will be anonymous, and you can leave the survey at any point.

If you love what Wheels for Wellbeing does, then please consider volunteering or making a regular donation, however large or small. Thank you for your support!

5 Comments

  • Robert 17/08/2021 11:56 am

    I don’t think I’m really the target audience for this survey but I’d like to point out that as someone with epilepsy cycling has been very useful to me at times. My condition is well controlled with medication but prior to starting my current regime I had very occassional ‘breakthrough’ seizures . Driving regulations are, rightly, strict and on each occasion I had to be seizure-free for at least a year before being allowed to drive again. Fortunately, I’ve always been a cyclist and not dependent on a car. I was able to get back on a bike as soon as I felt safe to do so which, given my seizures come with plenty of warning, was well before the one year legal requirement for driving.

    • Wheels for Wellbeing 17/08/2021 12:17 pm

      Thanks for responding and sharing your experiences with us here. This survey is for anyone with a Disability or Health condition that may affect their ability to use a cycle or other forms of transport, or those who rely on cycling for any other reason. We’d love to have your views and experiences represent in our data so if you can fill out the survey we’d really appreciate it.

    • George 18/08/2021 10:32 am

      Totally agree.
      One thing I would add is that, as an enthusiastic cyclist, the attitude of some people:

      “Oh, I suppose you have to cycle because you can’t drive”

      Really gets up my nose.

  • Jacko 11/06/2021 7:04 pm

    I ride an electric assisted tadpole recumbent, I had to stop riding a bike due to me disabilities. The 1st mile from home is along a cycle path / footpath, there are vehicles blocking this route regularly, 28/5/2021 this happened & I had to wait 38 minutes till someone came & moved it. Neither the police nor council accepted responsibility for action against offenders. Is there any wonder we a subjected to this behaviour!

    • Wheels for Wellbeing 15/06/2021 11:18 am

      We’re really sorry to hear this – it’s immensely frustrating (to say the least) when parked vehicles stop us from using cycle lanes and footpaths! Can you send us an e-mail to info@wheelsforwellbeing.org.uk with more details, and we can see if we can help.

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