Monday 18 September 2017
Wheels for Wellbeing are celebrating 10 years of enhancing disabled people’s lives through the many benefits of cycling with our first Beyond the Bicycle Conference.
Following the release of Public Health England’s report and their finding that not enough is being done to promote cycling and walking, Wheels for Wellbeing’s Beyond the Bicycle Conference is perfectly timed. With equalities legislation requiring public bodies to consider the needs of disabled cyclists, attend to gain a crucial update on how to meet this requirement.
This event offers practical strategies for removing barriers to cycling and increasing the numbers of disabled cyclists.
Join us to explore the transformative relationship between disability and cycling through topics such as:
- Promoting inclusive cycling in your area and understanding its benefits
- Recognising cycles as mobility aids
- Making cycling infrastructure inclusive
With increased investment and ongoing efforts to make cities more cycle-friendly, this event explores how to best utilise resources in order to create an inclusive and accessible environment for all.
Morning Chair: Kamran Mallick, Chief Executive Officer, Disability Rights UK
Afternoon Chair: Ruth Cadbury MP, Co-Chair, All Party Parliamentary Cycling Group
Will Norman, Walking and Cycling Commissioner
Rupert Furness, Head of Active and Accessible Transport, Department for Transport
Dr Justin Varney, National Lead for Adult Health & Wellbeing (Healthy People), Public Health England
Isabelle Clement, Director, Wheels for Wellbeing
Dr Andrew Boyd, GP, Clapham Park Group Practice and Clinical Lead, Physical Activity, Royal College of GP’s
Dr Rachel Aldred, Senior Lecturer in Transport, University of Westminster and Chair, Policy Forum, London Cycling Campaign
If you are a disabled cyclists or individual campaigner interested in attending, please email us on: email@example.com