London Cycling Awards: Best community cycling project

WINNER
Wheels for Wellbeing

PROJECT
Wheels for Wellbeing new projects

Wheels for Wellbeing has expanded from a small group in Croydon to an organisation running programmes for thousands of people with disabilities in Brockwell Park and Croydon Arena.

New in 2010 and 2011 were special sessions for children with disabilities, an  'Inclusive Cycling Hub' at the annual Cycle Show, and campaigns over access issues.

 

RUNNER-UP
London Cycling Campaign & partners

PROJECT
Agewell on Wheels

This project does what is says on the tin: it helps older people discover or re-discover cycling as a way of improving their health and fitness.

The bespoke sessions for the over-50s were  based on an idea developed in Hammersmith and Fulham but  have now  been extended to eight more London boroughs.

 

RUNNER-UP
Sanford Housing Cooperative

PROJECT
Sanford Community Cycling

Cycling champions can form the nucleus of a cycling revival in a school or on an estate.

The children and adults living at Sanford Housing Co-operative were unstinting in their praise for Luke Dickens, Alex Longman and Tomo who, they say, have made unsafe bikes work properly and helped people reduce their transport costs.

Their beautiful bike shed is made of old railway sleepers.