CYCLE WITH US
We have a range of cycles which are easy to ride for everyone. Book into one of our sessions and give it a go! We have trikes, tandems, hand-cycles, wheelchair bike combos, side-by-side tandems, and electric bikes.
Book your 45 minute cycle session online. £5 per session, carers cycle for free. There is a maximum number of 6 people able to book per slot (that includes cyclists and their supporters/carers). We also accept drop-ins but please be aware that you may have to wait for the bike of your choice if it has been pre-booked by another user.
Following guidance from the government, we have put Covid-secure measures in place. We want to make sure that participants, carers and our staff members are safe during the sessions so please read on:
o We are encouraging all supporters/carers to cycle with their clients/family members, so that our staff members can keep a safe distance from participants. Carers are free, please do not book spaces for carers but let us know any additional bikes required by carers when making your booking.
o We run 45-minute slots with 15-minute breaks between each slot to make sure all our cycles have been properly cleaned between users. Your 45-minute slot includes time that participants may need to transfer and be fitted on a cycle. You are asked to arrive on time for your cycling slot (please do not arrive earlier than your booked time), and to leave the cycle hangar promptly, although you may use the onsite café and toilet facilities before and after your cycle.
o We would prefer people to pay in advance online or by contactless card on the day.
o We will not be giving out paper receipts – if you pay on arrival please ask for an email receipt, and if you pay online you will automatically be sent a receipt.
o If you have your own helmet this will help, but if not ours will be disinfected after use.
o Hand sanitiser will be available at the session; we will ask everyone to use it before they cycle.
o If a staff member needs to come closer than 2 metres to a participant, he/she will be wear a mask. We will also ask the participant to put on a mask (except WHERE EXEMPT).
o There are outdoor toilets available adjacent to the Cycle Hangar. If you need access to our Changing Places facility (with hoist), please let a member of staff and we will give you access.
o The Blackbird Café adjacent to the Cycle Hangar is open Monday to Friday 9.00am - 4.00pm and Saturday and Sunday 9.00am-3.00pm.
Our staff and volunteers cannot wait to welcome you. They will be doing all they can to ensure you have a good time.
If you have booked a session but need to cancel please use the Contact Us form, giving at least 24 hours notice.
Cycles4all offers disabled people and their families' access to a variety of inclusive bikes and the appropriate support to use the bikes safely and with confidence. We have a range of cycles which are easy to ride and accessible for all abilities.
The project was set-up in January 2011 and is accessed by more than 500 disabled users every year - 50% of whom are children and young people with disabilities and/or additional needs. Our aim is for everyone to have the opportunity to enjoy the benefits of cycling.
Cycles4all has a huge impact on the lives of the people who participate in the project - both service users and volunteers increase their self-confidence, overcome barriers faced by disability and prejudice, have the opportunity to access recreational sport in their own community, and benefit from improved health through exercise. The benefits of exercise through cycling have a positive impact on their fitness, mobility, and overall feeling of wellbeing.