We hope you’ve managed OK in the recent very hot weather. The forecast for Friday is temperatures in the range 18-20 deg C with just a 10% chance of showers so, hopefully, a good opportunity for everyone to enjoy cycling in pleasant weather.
Please continue to be careful. We recommend wearing masks when in close proximity and maintaining a safe distance when chatting. It’s very easy to forget but cases are very high in Oxfordshire and the hospitals are very busy. Please don’t some to a session if you have any symptoms (eg runny nose, sore throat, headache, fatigue etc) or if you or someone in your household has Covid or tested positive in the last 7-10 days. Whilst for many the symptoms may be relatively mild, the large number of infections mean that the number of people being hospitalized is increasing and many of our participants are vulnerable so please take care, Please use the hand sanitiser on arrival and, if our volunteers are busy, please help sanitise the cycles between users.
Unfortunately due to the high infection levels we have currently suspending our catering table – sorry, we know it’s very popular. We will continue to provide water and disposable cups to help keep you hydrated.
We are keen to expand our team of volunteers to cover for people who are away due to holidays or illness and to help at our Tuesday sessions. If you’d like more information, please contact Jennifer or Steve (07764 950685
or 07736 069632
). There is also info
on our website.
Jennifer and Steve attended an Expert Panel on Inclusive Cycling (EPIC) last week and met a variety of people running other inclusive cycling centres around the country. One centre Charlotte’s Tandems
lends a wide variety of tandems (nationwide and free of charge) to people with some form of disability – which might be of interest to some of you. Their website includes many links including one about disability grants
which, again, might be of interest.
There are around 160 inclusive cycling centres in the UK and we volunteered to contact as many as possible with a view to increasing communication between centres to exchange ideas, share good practice and provide mutual support.
See you Friday – don’t forget your suncream!
The Wheels for All – Oxford Team
PS We’ve also got an Instagram page
now @wfaoxford – lots of photos and videos for you to ‘like’.