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Wheels for Wellbeing, Croydon

Name

Wheels for Wellbeing, Croydon

Type of organisation

A company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales No 06288610.  Registered Charity number 1120905

Location

Croydon Sports Arena, SE25 4QL

Open to groups and/or individuals

Both groups and individuals. We often get 50 participants per session.

Bike-only hire

No

Activities

Not often, but sometimes we do 'led rides' out of the athletics track area, usually into the neighbouring country park

Charge

Yes. Charge is £3 per disabled participant per session, which gets one carer/parent/support worker in free (extra carers/supporters pay £1 each). 

Limitations on use

None, although participants must have registered with WfW (no charge for registration), we do try to share out time on popular machines, and to prevent non-disabled siblings from using machines that disabled participants want to use.

Types of bike

  • 2-wheeled bikes with both step-through and diamond frames
  • Upright trikes for adults and children
  • Recumbent trikes/'go-karts'
  • Hand-trikes
  • Side-by-side trikes
  • Tandems (both 2-wheel & trikes)
  • Wheelchair trikes (2 types)
  • Tag-alongs
  • Race-runners

(approx 40 machines available for each session)

Booking arrangements / times / charges etc

No booking arrangements; open sessions run on Tuesday mornings between 10am and 1pm and Saturday mornings between 10am and 12.30pm, other sessions for specific user groups run occasionally at other times; There is no time limit so some participants stay for the whole session time.

Year round / seasonal

Year round: we close for 3 weeks over Christmas (no sessions from Sat 22 Dec 2012 to Sat 5 Jan 2013 inclusive), and we have to cancel 5 or 6 Tuesday sessions during May to July each year because of School Sports Days.

Other facilities

Free car parking available in large car park just outside gates to track; two wheelchair accessible toilets; free drinks available (tea, coffee and water).

Suggested routes

Flat, traffic-free, 8-lane 400m athletics track.

Offer advice on suitability of bikes for riders?

We have trained cycling instructors available to advise/assess rider's suitability for various machines

Preferential rates for CTC members?

No

Contact details

020 7346 8482

wheelsforwellbeing.org.uk

 

Information updated by provider 30/10/12

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  • Patron: Her Majesty The Queen
  • President: Jon Snow
  • Chief Executive: Gordon Seabright
  • Cyclists' Touring Club (CTC): A company limited by guarantee, registered in England no.25185. Registered as a charity in England and Wales No 1147607 and in Scotland No SC042541
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