Changes at our Ladywell sessions:

Due to a big increase in numbers of participants, which is causing people to have to wait for a long time for cycles, we are introducing changes: from 1st February 2020 onwards, all groups bringing two or more clients to our Ladywell Day Centre indoors sessions will now have to book in advance.

To book places please contact our office by phone on 020 7346 8482.

Maximum of 4 cyclists can be booked per session.


February half-term at Herne Hill Velodrome:

We would like to inform that during February half-term our Herne Hill Velodrome session (on Monday 17th February) runs from 10.30 am to 12.30 pm.


Winter session times at Herne Hill Velodrome:

We would like to inform you that from 2nd December 2019 to 30th March 2020 we will be running our Monday drop-in sessions from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause you.

4 Comments

  • Richard Comaish 12/02/2019 2:35 pm

    I went to Mission Cycles, recently, a disabled trike specialist near Maidstone who let you test ride them. It turned out to be a unit on an industrial estate, and it took us too long finding it and they had gone home.

  • Neil Smith 18/04/2019 8:56 pm

    I can share your experience Richard. I visited Mission Cycles myself (looking for a new trike). I found that it was inaccessible except by car but I called before my visit and they very kindly collected and returned me to the train station.
    If it’s any help, they do sell many of their trikes in London shops and they must be able to advise you where. ‘I do appreciate that this may limit the try before you buy’ option.

    • Richard Comaish 30/05/2019 2:48 pm

      I have never seen trikes for sale in London, Neil. In the event, a friend suggested getting one online, so as to get exactly what I need (light frame, foldable, baskests, etc.). To our surprise, it turned up in boxes marked ‘For Professional Assembly,’ and with a puncture. Further confusion was caused by the fact that there are at least three different cycle shops along the Brighton Road. When I collected the completed tricycle, I pushed it a long way to a tram stop because I have no recent road cycling experience. The trams refused to allow the trike aboard, even tho there was plenty of space, and I explained that it was foldable, and even when I explained to some passing supervisors that there would be dangers trying to get it home otherwise. This resulted in a hair-raising journey home in the rain. I can see no reason why the trike could not be allowed aboard at the drivers’ discretion, and sympathise with a view I have heard from Wheels for Wellbeing re cycles being recognised as a disabled aid.

  • Nick Cole 06/07/2019 12:46 am

    I’m a stroke survivor with limited mobility on my right side. I initially tried a conventional trike but felt unstable on it. I then tried a recumbent trike and loved it. You’re vulnerable, so it’s recommended to stick to parks and quiet roads. My trike is a ICE Adventure HD. I feel very stable and I’ve got up to some hair-raising speeds on it. I can thoroughly recommend them.

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