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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, Albert Road, South Norwood SE25 4QL

Open to groups and/or individuals

Both groups and individuals

Bike-only hire

No

Activities

Cycling around the arena track.

Charge

£3 per disabled participant per session, which covers free admission of one carer/parent/support (extra carers/supporters pay £1 each).

Limitations on use

None, although participants must have registered with WfW (no charge for registration). We aim to share out time on popular cycles, 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 required. Drop-in sessions run on Tuesdays 10am – 1pm and Saturdays 10am - 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 apart from over the Christmas New Year holiday period, and between May and July when some Tuesday sessions are cancelled to accommodate school sports days. Please check our website for the latest information:
http://www.wheelsforwellbeing.org.uk/sessions

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

info@wheelsforwellbeing.org.uk

 

wheelsforwellbeing.org.uk

 

Information updated by GW Apr 2014

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  • Patron: Her Majesty The Queen
  • President: Jon Snow
  • Chief Executive: Paul Tuohy
  • 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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