Wingz is our disability inclusive cycling project that strives to create opportunities for anyone with a learning disability, autism, physical impairment and/or additional need. The Wingz movement is an initiative to ensure disabled people have access to quality, local cycling, as well as opportunities for personal and professional development.

BMX offers a safe off-road alternative to learn basic cycling and BMX skills, participants are also able to undertake bike maintenance, thereby learning valuable physical skills as well as improving core skills including: confidence, respect, teamwork, communication, resilience and focus. 

Similarly, Cycling Clubs can offer an effective environment for Wingz riders, allowing for a structured development for participants. 

Sessions run all over London and at our new clubs in Bristol. Please see below for a full list of active sessions and sessions soon to be launched.

We are continuing to identify new clubs to launch new Wingz sessions. If you are interested in developing a Wingz club section at your cycling club please email: [email protected]

It is great to see the youngsters pushed out of their comfort zone, but instead of shying away, taking a deep breath and giving it all they have




FAQs 

Click here to view or download our 'Wingz Cycling Explained' document

Who is Wingz Cycling inclusive to?

Anyone with SEND, an impairment and/or additional need is welcome to attend. A willingness to attempt 2 wheeled cycling is required but that is all. A level of independent standing and ability to support own body weight is required. 

I cannot ride a bike yet, can beginners and non-riders take part?

All abilities are welcome and catered for. As long as you are willing to attempt two wheeled cycling then the expert club coaches will be able to teach you to cycle no matter your experience or ability to date. 

My balance is not great, can I still take part?

Yes. Your coach will give you specific tips on how to work on your balance as part of the session. Balance bikes are also available in 16” & 20” sizes, these bikes have no pedals and allow you to ride the bike in a seated position with your feet still on the floor, which will aid your balance skill development.

Won't it be dangerous?

There are risks with BMX and Cycling - as there are with most sports - however the Wingz programme caters to individuals and their own speed of progression and development, with qualified coaches always on hand. Furthermore, Wingz strives to promote resilience in the face of adversity, as well as the breaking down of barriers and misconceptions of those with disabilities. 

What do I have to wear?

Long sleeves, long trousers & rubber soled shoes. No shorts, t-shirts or open toed shoes are allowed. A full face helmet and gloves will also be supplied by the club, as well as your bike for the session.

Is there an age limit?

The Wingz programme is designed for young people with disabilities under the age of 25 (ages may vary slightly between clubs). We believe that young people can benefit greatly from our sessions, not just from a physical standpoint but also a personal standpoint.

 

BMX has been adopted so positively by a number of the local SEN schools, with students gaining the life skill of cycling through the outreach programmes, with many competing in our first BMX School Games.





Where and when?

We currently run the following sessions in London and Bristol. 

For more info on any of these sessions email [email protected]

You can follow our Twitter page for the latest updates and pictures, as well as following individual BMX club Facebook pages for more information. 




London

Location

When

How to book

Running?

Ealing

Next to Gurnell Leisure Centre,
Ruislip Rd E,
London,
W13 0AL

Saturdays

11.00-12.00 & 14:00-15:00

Pre booked riders only. Contact [email protected] for more information

Running Now

Brixton

Brockwell Park BMX Track,  Dulwich Road, London
SE24 0PB 

Saturdays 

10:00 - 11:00

Contact 

for more information

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Poplar

Langdon Park, Bright Street, Poplar, London
E14 0RZ

Saturdays

10:00 - 11:30


Pre booked riders only. Contact [email protected] for more information

Paused

Poplar club sessions are disability inclusive 

Croydon

Norbury Park, 
SW16 3LY

N/A

N/A

Paused for the time being 

Peckham BMX

Burgess Park, 39 Wells Way, London SE5 0PX

Taster session coming soon!

Contact [email protected] for more info!

Harrow Bike Club

Kenton Recreation Ground 39A, Carlton Avenue, Harrow

Saturday's 

09:00 - 10:00

Pre booked riders only. Book here

Contact [email protected] for more information

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Bexley Bike Club

Martens Grove Park, London, United Kingdom

Saturday's Fortnightly

12:00 - 13:00pm

Pre booked riders only. Book here

Conatct [email protected] for more information

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Merton Saints BMX Club

St Marks, Acacia Road, Mitcham Eastfields CR4 1SF

Saturday's 13:30 - 14:30pm 

Pre booked riders only. Book here

Contact [email protected]

for more information 

Running Now

 


Bristol

L’Dub BMX
(Bristol)

Henacre Rd, Bristol, BS11 0HA

Saturday's 10:00 - 11:00am

Just turn up, 1st session is free! £2 per session thereafter

Check out the Facebook page for more information

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Hillfields BMX
(Bristol)

Gorse Hill, Bristol BS16 4EG

N / A 

Just turn up, 1st session is free! £2 per session thereafter

Details coming soon

 




Other Cities
 

Astley & Tyldesley Cycling Club

Astley & Tyldesley Miners' Welfare Club, Meanley Road, Astley, Tyldesley, Manchester M29 7DW

Tuesday's 17:30 - 18:30pm

Pre booked riders only. Contact [email protected] or 07905413396 to secure your space

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WANT TO RUN A SESSION? 

Wingz is a great addition to any BMX or Cycling club, and Access Sport are committed to supporting clubs around the country to start their own session. We have guides and resources to assist clubs in setting up a session, and will offer continued support to make sure the session is self-sustaining.

Please contact Aisha Lawal for more information about running Wingz at your club.

[email protected]

INTERESTED IN TRAINING?

Access Sport are building a network of people who have empathy, skills and the confidence to deliver disability inclusive cycling across the UK. Our Wingz Disability Inclusion Training which is endorsed by YMCA, introduces disability awareness and equips learners with the skills and confidence to deliver Wingz sessions to different abilities and disabilities. The training lasts for 2 hours and is available for any clubs, coaches, helpers etc who are interested in developing more of an awareness in this area. 

To learn more or find out how you can get involved contact [email protected]