Fylde Bike it!
Fylde Bike it!
Fylde Bike It! offers inclusive cycling sessions for adults to ride at the QE2 Park View. The Centre offers a wide range of adaptive cycles to enable adults to enjoy cycling whatever their ability or need. Their cycle fleet includes trikes, hand cycles, tandems and a front loading tandem for a self transferable wheelchair user.
The Fylde Bike It Centre started in 2014 and is a CTC affiliated group that provides people of all abilities with the chance to enjoy cycling. It was established with the help of Cycling Projects through the Wheels for All Programme, who are nationally recognised as offering cycling opportunities to people with additional needs, by giving access to adaptive cycles in a supportive and comfortable setting.
They currently have bikes on loan from Cycling Projects and CTC, and additionally work in partnership with the Wyre Wheels Fleetwood centre.
Fylde Bike It Centre is currently able to assist adults needing support to cycle but would like to expand and include children and family participation too. This would open up opportunities to cycle during school holidays.
Can you help us?
Their fleet is currently modest and they are looking to expand their range of adult bikes and provide some for children too. They would welcome donations in the form of: two-wheeled bikes, trikes, recumbent trikes, quads, side-by-sides bikes, hand cycles, tandems, tandem trikes, striders for children and a wheelchair transporter. Please contact them if you can help or know someone who might.
They are always interested in fundraising ideas and opportunities for grants or awards to support our inclusive cycling work. Please contact them with your ideas or if you are aware of other funding opportunities.
Please help them promote their centre by printing and distributing their flyer to get more people involved. Circulate amongst your friends, family and other groups you know that might be interested! They are particularly focused on enabling access for children and young adults with Special Educational Needs and their families.
Fylde Bike It Annual Membership Scheme
They offer a Fylde Bike It! membership scheme that gives you a discount on sessional fees and is recommended if you frequently participate. They aim to negotiate other local offers and discounts for your benefit, but any membership supports their ability to enhance and increase cycling opportunities for you.
Children and Concessions - £5
Adult - £10
Family - £15
Groups: up to 25 members £50, up to 50 members £75, and over 50 members £100
- Activities take place at the beautiful QE2 Park View Playing Fields, where outdoor cycling on a smooth path can be enjoyed
- Riders have the opportunity to try out any of our adapted cycles during the sessions.
- They offer assistance to riders and welcome all levels of ability, from beginners upwards
- Individuals and groups are welcome, please ring ahead for groups with 10 or more riders.
- Wheels for All Leadership Training can be organised through the centre for carers or support workers who wish to run their own private sessions using the facilities. Subject to normal opening times of the park
- Progression pathways to other cycling clubs.
- Some centre-led skills training and progression activities.
Want to know more about who inclusive cycle centres cater for? Check out CTCs What is inclusive cycling? or contact us (see contact details above).
The active group, 'Friends of Park View' successfully established the fabulous community cafe.
There are plans to extend the path to form a circular route around the park.
£2 per session for members
£3 per session for non-members
Block booking £25 per mini bus
See our Annual Membership Scheme below
Want to help? There are various ways in which you could volunteer.
- Administration (such as on the committee, as a development co-ordinator, or to recruit volunteers)
- Sessional Support
- Additional Events Support
- Cycle Maintenance
- Other opportunities (please specify)
Fylde Bike It
QE2 Park View Playing Fields
By Bike: on NCN route 62
By Bus: 68, 7, 11, 78
By Road: M55 and B5410
By Rail: Lytham
Open: February to December (closed in January)
Adults: Saturdays 2pm til 4pm (subject to weather conditions)
Private Group Sessions: Group leaders must have Wheels for All Leadership Training.
Alternatively, contact Fylde Community Foundation on 01772 682 593.