Wingz Cycling Wingz is our disability inclusive cycling programme that strives to create opportunities for anyone with any disability, 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. 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 Who is Wingz BMX inclusive to?Anyone with any disability, 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. However, we have also had participants take part in their wheelchairs too! 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 - as there are with most sports - however the Wingz programme caters to individuals and their own speed of progress 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 Saturdays11.15-12.45 Just turn up! 1st session FREE. £5 cash for non-members, £4 cash for members thereafter Running Now! Contact [email protected] for more info! Lewisham Beckenham Place Park, Old Bromley Road, Bromley, BR1 4JZ N/A N/A Looking to Launch in the New Year! Brixton Brockwell Park BMX Track, Dulwich Road, London SE24 0PB Saturdays 12:00 – 13:00 Just turn up! £3 for members, £5 for non-members! Running now! Contact [email protected] for more info! Poplar Langdon Park, Bright Street, Poplar, London E14 0RZ N/A N/A Looking to Launch in the New Year! Visit PoplarBMX on Facebook to keep up to date! Croydon Norbury Park, SW16 3LY Saturdays 10:00-11:00 Just turn up! 1st session FREE. Running now Visit CroydonBMX on Facebook for more info! Peckham BMX Burgess Park, 39 Wells Way, London SE5 0PX Saturdays 11:30-12:30 Just turn up! 1st session FREE. £5 cash thereafter Running now Contact [email protected] for more info! Hammersmith Woodmans Mews,London,W12 0HU Saturdays 11:00-12:00 Just turn up! £2 for members, £3 for non-members! Running now Contact [email protected] for more info! Greenwich Hornfair Park off Shooters Hill Road,London, SE18 4PE Saturdays 9:30-10:30 Just turn up! £2 for members, £3 for non-members! Running now Contact [email protected] for more info! Sutcliffe Park(Freestyle BMX) Sutcliffe Park Sports Centre,Eltham Rd,London, SE12 8DB N/A N/A Looking to launch in the New Year! Bristol L’Dub BMX (Bristol) Henacre Rd, Bristol, BS11 0HA Saturdays 10:00-11:00 Just turn up, 1st session is free! £2 per session thereafter Running now! Contact [email protected] for more info! Hillfields BMX(Bristol) Gorse Hill, Bristol BS16 4EG Saturdays Time TBC Just turn up, 1st session is free! £2 per session thereafter Coming very soon! Contact [email protected] for more info!