All-Ability Cycling

 

Different types of cycle: Tricycles, recumbents, tandems and multi-seat, wheelchair-friendly, etc.
Get Cycling, based in York, sells "all kinds of bikes for all kinds of people"

Cycling is something nearly everyone can enjoy, regardless of age or disability. The key is having the right cycle.  But which one is right for you? In London, organisations like Wheels for Wellbeing and Bikeworks offer advice and the chance to try out different types of cycle - though you will have to travel to Wormwood Scrubs or South London. In parts of Ealing, the Middlesex Association for the Blind and Metro Blind Sport offer side by side cycling, where you can ride with a sighted pilot. Details of all these are on the links below.

Bikeworks

Run an all ability cycling club on Fridays in Little Wormwood Scrubs. They have a full range of adapted and two wheeled cycles available on-site to try out. Find out more, and book via the All Ability drop down window on their website. 

Wheels for Wellbeing

Has a fleet of more than 200 inclusive cycles for you to try out. They  don’t sell cycles, so you get independent advice from their instructors. They run all ability sessions in South London at Croydon Sports Arena, Herne Hill Velodrome, and the Ladywell Day Centre in Lewisham. 

Wingz Cycling

Wingz is an inclusive cycling project for anyone with a learning disability, physical impairment and/or additional need, organised by Access Sport. They run weekly sessions on the BMX course at Gurnell. 

Middlesex Association for the Blind 

We partner with the Middlesex Association for the Blind to offer side-by-side cycling in local parks. Contact by email: info@aftb.org.uk or telephone 020 8423 514 (Office hours: Monday – Friday 9.30 a.m. – 4.30 p.m.)

Metro Blind Sport

Metro Blind Sport has partnered with Bikeworks, to enable local blind and partially sighted residents in Hammersmith and Fulham and the east of Ealing to make short trips, to keep appointments, visit the shops or make social visits on a Side-By-Side cycle, accompanied by a trained rider (pilot). For information see the Metro Blind Sport website, telephone: 07833 757954, or contact them by email at: Nikki.Ray@bikeworks.org.uk 

Get Cycling

A great website to see the range of different cycles available. 

Guide to Inclusive Cycling

Wheels for Wellbeing publish this useful guide to help planners and campaigners understand the basic principles of inclusive cycling.

Dimensions of Inclusive and Cargo Cycles

A table listing the dimensions of many cargo and all-ability cycles on the market.