Wheels for All (Oxford) provide cycling facilities for adults with disabilities and anyone else wishing to re-discover the benefits of cycling in a safe, supportive environment. Our wide range of specially adapted bicycles, tricycles, side-by-sides, hand-cycles, wheelchair transporter (and ordinary two-wheel bikes and ebikes) enable everyone to experience and enjoy cycling.
Interested in volunteering?
Would you like to help us make our participants smile? Many of us take cycling for granted and forget what a liberating experience it can be. Some participants have limited mobility but discover that a bicycle can set them free. Even those in wheelchairs can be transported by bike and feel the wind in their hair. Our volunteers also find it a deeply satisfying experience.
Our volunteers help with a variety of tasks:
- getting the bikes out of storage
- checking the bikes are OK
- greeting participants and their carers
- chatting to them
- helping fit cycle helmets
- helping choose an appropriate bicycle
- adjusting the bike for them
- guiding and re-assuring participants
- accompanying them on a two-seater or riding round next to them
- encouraging and praising participants
- helping keep everyone happy
- advising on cycling skills and bikes
- helping maintain the bikes
- helping prepare refreshments
- socialising and sharing the fun
- trying out different sorts of bikes
- helping put the bikes away after a session
- record keeping, fund raising, publicity and lots more.
You can help with one or more of these activities, you can attend for the whole session or just an hour or two, you can help regularly or just occasionally - it’s up to you. The primary role of Wheels for All leaders and volunteers is to run the session and offer guidance, advice and support in relation to cycling and cycling related matters. The carers, parents or guardian accompanying participants are responsible for the care and supervision of the participant. Visit one of our sessions to see what we do (first and third Friday mornings each month).
Further enquiries, please email enquiries@WFAOxford.org.