The Cycling for Wellbeing program

Our Cycling for Wellbeing programme is an inclusive cycling support group for people experiencing a wide range of health issues, including anxiety, depression, or people who are socially isolated.

You will meet new people, enjoy the natural environment and focus on being in the present moment (taking your mind off things), learn new skills and feel the benefits of regular physical activity. You will be introduced to opportunities for giving to others through longer rides to nearby community organisations and outdoor places of interest.

“I had the most amazing time meeting new
people with similar needs”

Lynn- Cycling for Wellbeing participant- read her case study here

This program is inspired by the NHS 5 Steps to Mental Wellbeing– you will build your cycling skills and confidence following the National Standard for Cycle Training syllabus. You will also be able to increase your fitness by taking part in moderately strenuous activity in line with NHS recommendations on healthy levels of exercise.

A program consists of 8 sessions over a month, two times per week and together we’ll work towards completing longer rides of your choice – you should plan to come along to all the sessions to get the most out of it.

It’s not all hard work though- there is plenty of time for enjoying the green spaces and waterways of the Lea Valley, Hackney Marshes or other parks and the canals and nearby green routes, all of which have resting places where we can introduce you to simple mindfulness and relaxation techniques.

We also link you to volunteering and other interesting opportunities: see our Friends and Great Places page for our partner organisations. 

From day one I realised the positive difference it made to get out of the house and ride around with other people

Lamin- Cycling for Wellbeing participant

Where is it?

EAST LONDON PROGRAM:

Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park: Meet at the entrance of the Olympic Velodrome, inside the Olympic Park (Abercrombie Road, E20 3AB).

Victoria Park sessions: Meet inside the park on the grass between the Lock House gate entrance and St Marks Gate entrance (E9 5HT), close to the running track. Look for 2 green shipping containers under the trees.

WEST LONDON PROGRAM

Dalgarno Way: Meet at the Bikeworks garage on Dalgarno Estate, on Dalgarno Way opposite the junction with Shrewsbury Street, W10 5DP.

Course Dates:

2 sessions/week for 4 weeks = 8 sessions 

Course code Location Days

Times

Dates

Notes

C4W-26 EAST LONDON

Olympic Park

4 weeks on:

Mondays & Fridays 

Afternoons

1-3pm

Starts: Friday July 2nd  

then Monday 5th, 9th, 12th, 16th, 19th, 23rd, 26th

4 places remaining

Priority for Newham residents

C4W-27 EAST LONDON

Olympic Park

4 weeks on:

Mondays & Wednesdays

Mornings  10am-12pm Starts: Wednesday July 21st

then Monday 26th, 28th, August 2nd, 4th, 9th, 11th, 16th

6 places remaining

Priority for Newham residents

C4W-29 WEST London 

Dalgarno Garage

4 weeks on:

Wednesdays & Fridays

Afternoons

1-3pm

Starts: Wednesday July 21st

then 23rd, 28th, 30th, Aug 4th, 6th, 11th, 13th.

7 places remaining

Westminster, K&C, Hammersmith and Fulham residents welcome

C4W-30 EAST LONDON

Victoria Park

 

 

4 weeks on:

Mondays & Fridays 

Afternoons

1-3pm

Starts: 

Friday July 30th

then Aug 2,6, 9, 13, 16, 20, 23

CANCELLED
C4W-28 EAST LONDON

Victoria Park

4 weeks on

Monday & Fridays

Afternoons

1-3pm

Starts: Aug 6th

Then 9th, 13th, 16th, 20th, 23rd, 27th, 31st

places remaining

Who can attend?

This program is suitable for Adults who can already ride a bike around without someone supporting them.

Anyone experiencing physical health issues, feeling socially isolated, mental health issues such as anxiety, stress, depression or more serious mental health concerns.

Also suitable for those who want to make a change to their activity levels in order to build their wellbeing and resilience as part of a more healthy lifestyle.

Sign me up!

You must book a place to come along, it’s not a drop-in session.

You can also refer someone who would benefit from this program, just send us their details and we will support them to book a course.

If you have more questions about the program there’s more information on FAQ’s:

FAQ’s

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