Wheels 4 Fun is a cycling group for adults with physical disability who would like to cycle but find it difficult to ride a standard bike or who have a bike they can ride but don’t have people they can go out riding with. It is a Community cycling club affiliated to and supported by Cycling UK, set up in June 2016 by volunteer cycling enthusiasts who are involved with Leeds Cycling Campaign (LCC). The LCC Easy Riders Saturday group join up with Wheels 4 Fun once a month.
Wheels 4 Fun aims to help adults with a range of health conditions causing physical disability to be able to exercise on wheels using tricycles or tandems. We can also use other bikes to help people regain their balance and confidence to be able to ride a standard bike after illness or injury. We have the expertise of physiotherapists and qualified cycle trainers and instructors to help with this. We cannot guarantee that we will have something suitable for everyone to ride, but if we don’t, we will give advice on other places that may be able to help. Anyone requiring further information about whether the group is suitable for them can ring Trish on 0113 2695028.
When and where does it take place?
The group meets at Meanwood Valley Urban farm,Sugar Well Rd, Leeds LS7 2QG www.mvuf.org.uk on Saturdays 11 AM to 1 PM. Currently there is no booking system so just come along but please be prepared to be patient if demand is high.
What does it cost?
There is no specific charge but a donation of a few pounds per visit is appreciated to put towards running costs.
What equipment is needed?
Helmets and high visibility vests can be loaned but participants will need to come suitably dressed for cycling.
Hopefully people will want to stay for a chat and a cuppa at the Barn Coffee shop and it is hoped that, in the long term, people who ride the bikes will become involved in running the group and deciding on future developments
When and where does the group ride?
On Saturdays, we mainly ride on the predominantly off road cycle route that passes through Meanwood farm but intermittently, we will be joined by the ‘Easy Riders’ section of Leeds Cycling Campaign cycling group which will give those able to cycle slightly longer distances on road the chance to go out on a club ride.
We also hope to have volunteers who will act as cycling companions who can go out with participants at other times by arrangement.
We expect that people with their own bikes may meet others in the group with similar riding abilities who they can ride with.
For further information: call 0113 2695028 or E mail firstname.lastname@example.org