Wheels 4 Fun disability cycling group

 

 

Wheels 4 Fun now has its own website - see www.Wheels4funleeds.wordpress.com

 

 

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 from time to time.

Who can Wheels 4 Fun help and how?

Wheels 4 Fun aims to help adults with a range of health conditions causing physical disability to be able to exercise on wheels mainly using tricycles, 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 but it is best to ring before you come along for the first time in case we are meeting at a different venue. Please call Trish on 0113 2695028 or Email trishcunnison@gmail.com

What does it cost?

There is no specific charge but a donation of a few pounds per visit is appreciated to help with running costs.

What equipment is needed?

Helmets and high visibility vests can be loaned but participants will need to come suitably dressed for cycling.

Social involvement

People often 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 may become involved in running the group and deciding on future developments. The group is friendly and sociable with everyone joining in and helping out.

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 organise rides at different locations from time to time.

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 trishcunnison@gmail.com