Whats going on ?
Wheely Tots has a 3 year programme of monthly events, starting in January 2017. Confirmed dates, times and locations are;
Locations will be in and around Woodberry Down, Finsbury Park, Clissold Park and tagging along to other events!
Who are the events for?
- Families with toddlers up until about age 4
- Families expecting babies (or advanced planners!)
- People who want to share information, try new things and meet friendly experts!
- Being a “cycling type” is very optional!
Each event will have a theme and underlying is the question “Can I cycle safely with children in London?” and we’ll have a discussion, practical demonstrations and an opportunity to try out some “stuff”. Get in touch in advance if you’d like to contribute to or influence the agenda, otherwise just turn up!
What do I need to bring ?
Just yourself, associated children, friends, relatives, nannies etc etc
Events will be outdoors in all weathers so dress appropriately (ie extra warm in the winter months and suncream, hats in summer, umbrellas, waterproofs as appropriate!) and bring water.
You can expect Free hand outs, Free Videos, Free maps will all be available with expert help and advice….oh and we’ll lay on some snacks!
What’s aim of Wheely Tots and Ride ?
Wheely Tots aim is summarised here and as a charity we welcome your participation and support.
We’re really trying to build a sense of community, share information and ideas and some exciting things to do and places to visit. The whole bike and cycling thing is just an excuse to meet new people, get outdoors and at Wheely Tots cycling is very much a secondary aspect.
Expert (but friendly, inclusive and interesting) professional bike mechanics, cycle instructors and special guests will gently help you realise
- How to Do a London nursery/school run by bike
- How to balance bike as a family
- How to travel with less “stuff” (on a bike!)
- How to mend your childs bicycle
- How to cycle on quiet London roads as a family
This event programme aims to build capacity in our locale and is made possible by Cycling Grants London, as such we are very receptive to help, collaboration, support, participation and sponsorship for some aspects. Please get in touch if you have ideas or want to get involved.
What else is going on locally?
In collaboration with Carry Me Bikes and Bikes and Babies Wheely Tots will be providing its experts at Tots & Parents cargo bike sessions and the scheduled dates are;
Wednesday 15th March 2017 Millfields Park, Lea Bridge Road 10:30 – 12:00
Wednesday 19th April 2017 10-12 Victoria Park by the gates opposite the Royal Inn on the Park, 111 Lauriston Rd, London E9 7HJ
Wednesday 17th May 2017 1-3pm Victoria Park by the gates opposite the Royal Inn on the Park, 111 Lauriston Rd, London E9 7HJ
Wednesday 14 June 2017 10-12 Millfields Park, Lea Bridge Road 10:30 – 12:00
Wednesday 12th July 2017 time & location tbc
August or September 2017 time & location tbc
Other events Wheely Tots has supported