Supporters and collaborators
WE WORK WITH PARTNERS ON ALL OF OUR PROJECTS AND WE’RE REALLY APPRECIATIVE OF THEIR HELP AND SUPPORT.
From 2015 to date then our annual reports summarise what we’ve been up to!
We formally incorporated as a CIO and registered as a charity in April 2015. Our drop in parent – toddler sessions have started to run in Finsbury Park. We regularly source bikes for families and have a “bike library” where you can become a member, make a donation and borrow a bike for as long as you need to help get you cycling regularly.
On the Pembury Estate we worked in partnership with Hackney Playbus, delivering our parent toddler cycling sessions alongside their excellent outreach work. At Woodberry Down we helped Berkeley Homes design an innovative bike audit scheme for local residents and our qualified mechanics have helped you adults learn about bicycle maintenance at Work Skills Learning.
We participated in the Hidden River Festival 2015 and worked with the local police who donated 16 bikes for us to add to our bike library.
We had 27 volunteers who helped us with a whole range of activities from running our sessions, helping out at events and repairing bikes.
- Photography & Video Editing of our sessions
- Research & Administration into bikes and accessories to purchase
- Food preparation for our parent toddler cycling sessions
In Autumn 2013 we received support from London Cycling Campaign to formally start to share expert knowledge around cycle maintenance and cycle training in the wider community. Wheely Tots responds to community need by providing the right cycling related services in the right way.
In summer 2013 we have set up a cargo bike hire project supported by Well London and Manor House PACT . Manor House Development Trust kindly agreed to host the project and have really acted as a catalyst to help bring our ideas to life and provided administrative support. Transition Finsbury Park helped foster our ideas develop our thinking. Our grant application was again structured by Green & Castle as part of their corporate social responsibility.
In late 2012 we explored how parents could do do a “nursery run” i.e. collect and take children to/from nursery in specially adapted cargo bikes. This allowed us to test out ideas, debunk myths and build up some really useful practical experience. London Cycling Campaign kindly supported this project and Green & Castle helped structure our funding application.
We’re always raising funds for additional bikes and other supporting equipment, training and looking for help to continue to develop our website to communicate what we do. Enquiries about volunteering and donations are always welcome! Contact us here.