Ability Bikes is a safe and fun way for people over the age of 11 who have physical or learning disabilities to cycle in Regent’s Park. We have 8 specially adapted biked for hire on Saturdays between 11am and 2pm. Our bikes are three-wheeled and can be ridden independently, or with the assistance of a companion. This service is free.
The rider has full control of peddling and steering, accompanied by an able-bodied companion seated at the front of the bike.
The rider pedals the bike and controls the steering, with an able-bodied rider who can pedal or ‘free wheel’ alongside.
An able-bodied rider pedals and steers the bike, with the wheelchair mounted to the front.
Adapted for solo cyclists with disabilities, to ride with a group or an able-bodied cyclist.
Felix, 20, is epileptic. He has frequent seizures, as many as fifteen a day. In the week, Felix is at a residential college, receiving full time care, where he spends a lot of time in his wheelchair. It is important for Felix that he has opportunities to lead an active and sporty lifestyle on weekends. Ability Bikes in Regent’s Park have been an excellent way for him to get good exercise without compromising his safety. There are many ordinary things that Felix cannot do, such as playing football or riding a bike alone.
After much thought and following government advice West Euston Partnership’s (WEP’s) office will be closed until further notice. However, staff will be working from home and we will continue some services online during this time of closure.
We have decided to cancel all face to face sessions, including CV support, careers advice, public computer access and training, all weekly workshops and activities. However, we will endeavour to offer some services online.
We have taken these steps to protect staff, volunteers and our service users. We will keep in touch with everybody via social media, email and notices on our buildings.
We have also contacted our partners so we can work together and continue serving the community.
WEP would like to take this opportunity to thank all our partners, activity leaders, volunteers and service users for their continued support.