Wheels for All Oxford
Wheels for All - Oxford provides a safe opportunity for everyone aged 16+ to enjoy cycling twice a month on the Horspath Athletic track.
It is a national all-inclusive cycle initiative developed by Cycling Projects with the aim of making cycling accessible to all with a particular focus on offering fun. There is a wide range of bikes available during the session including a wheelchair transporter, several tricycles, a quad, side by sides, a tandem, hand cycles, e-bike and some shopper bikes.
The service users generally come with a carer or support from their school or club and the session offers an opportunity to socialise for everyone attending but independent users are also very welcome.
The activity is being both physically and cognitively stimulating; for some service users this is the only opportunity for physical activity open to them.
Come and join the fun!
We hope to be able to provide sessions every Friday in the near future - watch this space!
If you have any question or require further information please contact us.
Learning to ride a bike
Guide to adapted cycles for inclusive cycling
Adapted cycles make cycling accessible to all, whatever your personal challenges. Cycling UK have a guide for wide range of special cycles that suit people with a variety of learning and physical disabilities and health issues.
HSBC Disability Cycling Hubs
British Cycling runs several HSBC UK Disability Cycling Hubs situated across the country, with each specially designed to help riders improve their fitness, cycling technique and confidence on a bike. The hub sessions help riders with a wide range of goals, which may include: trying a new sport, meeting new friends, improving fitness and confidence, rehabilitation from injury or training for competition.
Riders of any level are encouraged to attend these sessions. The nearest Disability Cycling Hub to Oxfordshire is in Reading and has a range of adapted equipment on site which includes handcycles, tandems and trikes, making the sessions accessible for all. They offers monthly traffic-free coaching for people with a physical or learning disability, facilitating access to the sport and ensuring that those wanting to improve their cycling performance receive the support they need.
Sustrans Cycling Report
Sustrans and Arup are working in partnership to better understand how we can make cycling in urban areas accessible and attractive for everyone. Sustrans wants to inform policy and practice that better recognises and addresses the needs of all people who want to cycle.
The report below summarises Sustrans initial findings from research undertaken across the UK. It focuses on the following demographic groups which are underrepresented in cycling: ‒ Women ‒ Older people (defined as aged 65 or over) ‒ Disabled people