Published: 25 March 2024

From: Health

The new programme of cycling sessions provided by Crawley Wellbeing and Out There has begun on the BMX track at Cherry Lane in Langley Green. 

Members of Crawley Borough Council’s Cabinet joined the Wheels for Wellbeing team which provides a range of adapted bikes for both adults and young people with disabilities.

Adult cycling sessions are weekly, plus nine sessions during school holidays for youngsters, at the purpose-built facility to give disabled participants a safe and enjoyable chance to exercise.

There are also free Sunday family bike rides beginning on 28 April, run separately by Active Travel Crawley. They start with a gentle meander from the town centre to Ifield Mill using quieter roads and cycle paths across Tilgate and Broadfield parks. The second on 12 May is a tour of the town.

I hope people take up the opportunities to join any of the cycling activities we lay on this year. They are intended to be inclusive so that anyone of any ability is able to take part and enjoy the cycling tracks and bicycle-friendly terrain across the borough. We have a strong sports and leisure offering for people with disabilities and anyone who doesn’t regularly take part in exercise through our walking, cycling and award-winning tennis programmes. It’s great to have seen the cycling programme resume today with Wheels for Wellbeing and so many participants on the adapted bikes.

Councillor Chris Mullins

Cabinet member for Leisure and Wellbeing

Crawley Borough Council

The hugely popular Wheels for Wellbeing adult sessions run weekly throughout the spring and summer from 10am to 12pm; for more information on taking part email Sessions for ages eight to 18 run from 12.30pm to 2.30pm. The first are on 5 and 12 April. Sessions are just £5, paid by cash on arrival. 

Visit our events page for details of the family cycle rides.