Cycling charity wins grant to make bike rides even more inclusive

Inclusive cycling

We’re delighted at the news that our partners, London-based cycling charity Wheels for Wellbeing have won a grant of nearly £500,000 from Sport England’s Inclusive Sport Fund.

Established in 2007, Wheels for Wellbeing is a charity which supports disabled people to cycle in London and elsewhere. They currently run weekly sessions at Croydon Sports Arena and in Brockwell Park in Lambeth, and plan to establish sessions in other London boroughs, as well as working closely with similar projects elsewhere in the UK.

Marking the end of a triumphant year for disability sports, this investment will help the charity develop infrastructure and advice to support new and emerging cyclists in the London and bring the joy of cycling to hundreds of disabled people in the city.

Wheels for Wellbeing Director Isabelle Clement said:

‘This money comes at the perfect time. Demand is now so high we’re overstretched and these resources will help us provide support to all those who’ve been excited and interested for the Paralympics. This year has been a turning point for many people starting to take up sport – and cycling in particular. We’re delighted to build on the great legacy inspired by the incredible feats of gold medallist Paralympians like Sarah Storey and Anthony Kappes.’

The Sport England grant will help Wheels for Wellbeing, along with three partner organisations, to scale up highly successful inclusive cycling activities at sites including the iconic Herne Hill Velodrome.