Cycling in Sutton and Merton

Cub Scout Cycling Badge

Bring your cub scout group to the David Weir Leisure  Centre to get their cycling badge.

They’ll learn cycling skills, cycle maintenance including how to fix a puncture and about cycle safety.

Children should have their own cycles but we can provide a limited number.   Session lasts one hour for up to 16 children.

All you need to do back at Scout HQ is design a poster.  We’ll provide checklists to show that each child has achieved all the other criteria to get their cycling badge.

Please enquire for costs and availability here

Inclusive Cycling Sessions – Bicycle Maintenance Supporter

Are you good at maintaining and re-conditioning bicycles? Do you want to be able to help those in need? If you can answer yes to these questions, then you might want to be our next Bicycle Maintenance Supporter.

For more details and to apply for the role, click here

Cycling roadshows/taster sessions

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We can offer fun cycling taster sessions for your group or event around the London area.

We’ll bring a wide selection of our cycles out to your venue for you to try out at a time convenient for you with our fully qualified instructors.

“A huge thank you for tonight, it was fantastic…I would recommend your organisation to everybody” –  Caz, Club leader, Orpington and Bromley Gateway Club

To book or for more information:

cycling@ecolocal.org.uk or 020 8404 1522

Inclusive Cycling Sessions – Trackside Supporter

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All we ask that is you are enthusiastic, reliable, able to push/ride cycles and able to arrive at 9.15am as sessions need to start promptly. All abilities are welcome to help with this task.

For more details and to apply for the role, click here

Befriender/Peer Supporter at Inclusive Cycling Sessions

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We run inclusive cycling sessions at Sutton Arena. People come to cycle round the track to get a bit of outdoor exercise, get out of the house and meet other people.

We are looking for people to help make a welcoming environment at our cycling sessions. You will support our cycle instructors by giving a friendly welcome when people arrive, introducing them to the cycle instructors as necessary, spending time chatting to people, cycling around the track with people either on a bike or on our side-by-side cycles. Generally ensuring that people are happy, having a good time and getting what they want out of the sessions. You will be able to ask the cycle instructors to help people who need bikes adjusting or need help getting on to a bike.

For more details and to apply for the role, click here

Inclusive Cycling Sessions – Admin Assistant

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We are looking for a volunteer to join our friendly team to help to run the outdoor registration desk at our inclusive cycle sessions. This involves welcoming people and their carers as they arrive, taking the session fee, giving change and receipts, ticking the attendance sheet, giving registration forms to new users, adding up the session’s takings and filling in a tiny bit bit of paper work. If you like meeting and talking to different people and working outdoors please get in touch.

You would normally be helping with one of our existing volunteers, but once you are happy with the role be able to work without them, though there are always our staff there. Mondays would be the ideal day.

For more details and to apply for the role, click here

Summer Holidays Family Cycling Sessions

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Cycle Sessions for families with all abilities

12pm-1pm on all Wednesdays in Summer Holidays

July 25th

August 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd and 29th

at the David Weir Leisure Centre

* We provide bikes and cycle helmets*

* Lots of fun *

* Disability access cycles*

* Develop cycling skills *

* Safe off-road environment *

No booking needed.

£4 per session per person.

Suitable for age 7 years+ (must be accompanied by an adult)

Ross – Participant

Ross

I feel comfortable here at the EcoLocal Cycling sessions. It’s nice to meet new people and everyone is friendly. I like cycling the two-wheel bikes around the track and I enjoy exercising outside. It gets my heart rate up! I also like helping to bring the bikes out and put them away. This is one of my regular activities as well as volunteering at a local day centre.

Carolyn – Participant

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I enjoy coming to EcoLocal Cycling sessions with my friend Linda as well as going to fitness classes and doing indoor horse riding. I used to ride my own bicycle but gave it up when it became too stressful dealing with traffic. I love cycling here because it’s relaxing, I’m out in the fresh air and I feel safe. I can get anxious so it’s nice to be surrounded by friendly people who can help me if I need it. They really put themselves out to make sure I am comfortable on the different cycles. Coming here gives me something else to think about and really helps my mental wellbeing.

Andrew – Trackside Supporter

Andrew

I am a trackside supporter for EcoLocal Cycling and come here with my dad Mike. I help take the cycles out and put them at the start and end of sessions, and I help people to get comfortable on the cycles. I have learnt about the many different types of cycles there are. I love to cycle around the track as well as helping out trackside.