Cycling for Wellbeing program

What is the service?

BIkeworks runs 2 types of activity catering for different needs: 

The Cycling for Wellbeing program 

What is it?

  • 4 week cycling support group (8 sessions over a month two times per week) for people experiencing a wide range health issues including those who are anxious or socially isolated.
  • Particpants meet new people, increase physical activity, enjoy the natural environment and focus on being in the present moment and are introduced to opportunities for giving to others through longer rides to nearby community organisations.
  • Meet in a park and explore green, traffic-free locations in the surrounding area.
  • The program is inspired by the NHS 5 Steps to Mental Wellbeing and structured around the National Standard for Cycle Training syllabus.  More information on the content and dates is available here.

Who can attend?

  • Adults who can already ride a bike around without someone supporting them.
  • Adults who are able to independently take part in group activity.
  • Anyone experiencing physical health issues, feeling socially isolated, mental health issues such as anxiety, stress, depression or more serious mental health concerns who want to make a change to their activity levels as part of a more healthy lifestyle.

Where is it? Choose from courses in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park or Victoria Park. BOOK or REFER someone through our own system. 

The All Ability Club 

What is it?

Inclusive drop-in cycling clubs for everyone regardless of age, disability or experience. We provide an opportunity to try and ride a range of adapted cycles including tandem tricycles, side-by-side and platform tricycles.

This club is drop-in but if you are a group of 6 or more you can book a slot in advance. For more information about how to book a slot please contact the All Ability Team on all.ability@bikeworks.org.uk. 

We rely heavily on the good will of volunteers, so if you’d like to get involved get in touch by filling out this form here!

Who can attend?

All Ability Cycling Clubs are free to access and open to all. Particularly suitable for those with learning or physical disabilities who may not want to be part of a structured group program. Carers and support workers can come and also take part. 

Where is it?

Choose from clubs in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park or Victoria Park. Times and days vary so check here for the details.

Service access criteria: Suitable for Adults who can already ride a bike without someone supporting them/ Suitable for people with all abilities of cycling
Categories:
Connecting with others
Getting active
Healthy lifestyle
Day to day helping hand
Helping with money
Information and advice
Transport and getting around
Mental health
Support with housing
Support with employment
Support for carers
Volunteering
Managing a long-term health condition
Basic necessities (food/clothes)
Advocacy
Arts and creativity
Connecting with nature
Youth support
Social prescribing
N/A
Additional needs catered for:
Vision impairment friendly
Hearing impairment friendly
Wheelchair accessible
Learning difficulty friendly
Physical disability friendly
Dementia friendly
Takes place in the client’s home
Non English speaking friendly
N/A
Key words - separate with a comma: all ability, tricycle, accessible

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