Wheels for All Wigan

Wheels for All Wigan

Wheels for All Wigan run inclusive cycling sessions at two locations, inside at Robin Park Arena and outside at Leigh Sports Village. The centre welcomes people with all type of disabilities and the have a wide range of adapted bikes to choose from, please see their cycle fleet. Alternatively please read CTCs guide to adapted cycles.

About the centre 

Wheels For All Wigan is affiliated to CTC. The centre was established with the help of Cycling Projects and the Wheels for All Programme. Wheels for All is a nationally recognised programme that offers cycling opportunities to people with additional needs by giving access to adaptive cycles in a supportive and comfortable setting.

The centre is hoping to establish a community support group to help promote and fundraise through events or grants. For those who would like to join in on led rides or help out at the sessions, please contact the centre or read about our volunteering opportunities.

 

Activities available at the centre 
  • Sessions at Leigh Sports Village, take place outdoors on a smooth surfaced athletics track. 

  • Sessions at Robin Park Arena, take place in the sports hall, on a smooth surface.

  • They run a 'drop in and try them out' policy, though individuals are welcome to book ahead.

  • Groups are advised to book beforehand and regular group bookings are welcome.    

  • Phone ahead at Leigh Sports Village if the weather looks unstable.  

  • Adults and children are welcome.

  • Wheels for All trained members of staff and volunteers are on-hand to help, assist and support at all sessions. 

  • Both centres offer a large cycle fleet which includes wheelchair carriers, side by side tandems, quads, karts, trikes in many sizes, hand cycles, two-wheeled bikes, regular tandems and front loading chairs.     

  • Their fleet covers most needs and bikes can be tried out and swapped during the sessions. If you cannot see an adapted bike you think is right for you, give us a call to discuss your needs and requirements. 
  • Learning bike skills and progressing onto led-rides on low traffic and traffic free routes is possible for those who desire and feel ready and able. 

 

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)

Centre facilities 
Refreshments
Seating
Toilets
Changing Rooms
Parking
Facility details 

Both sites have plenty of disabled parking and there are cafes nearby.

 

Cost 

£1.50 per half hour slot

Volunteer opportunities 

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
Marketing
Fundraising
Additional Events Support
Cycle Maintenance  
Other opportunities (please specify)

Locations 

Leigh Sports Village
Turner Way
Leigh
WN7 4GX

By Bike: near local routes 
By Bus: 597
By Road: on A579, near M6, M61, M62
By Rail: Newton-Le-Willows

Robin Park Arena
Loire Drive
Newtown
Wigan
WN5 0UH

By Bike: near local routes 
By Bus: 622
By Road: on A49
By Rail: Wigan North Western

Opening times 

Open: All year at both locations. 

Sessions:
Leigh Sports Village - Thursday, 10:30am til 1pm
Robin Park Arena - Tuesday, 10:30am til 1pm

Contact details

Wigan Active Living Team
01942 488481

The Active Living Team will take bookings and help with general enquiries.
Open: Monday - Friday, 9am til 18:30pm

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