October half term activities and autumn toddler sessions

October Half Term at Lordship Rec

Join us at Lordship Rec this half term, where we’ll be running cycling sessions for families and individuals.

There are four 45 minute sessions each day between 11am and 3pm on 25, 26, 27, 28  October. Book your spot.

To explore the local area, join our Beginners Group Ride on 11am – 1pm on Friday 29 October.

Sessions are free. Donations welcome.

Parent & Toddler Sessions November – December booking open

Booking is now open for our next set of toddlers sessions. We’d love to see you and your little one there. Blocks of sessions cost £82, including a tabard for your child.

Fridays, 10:00 – 10:45am, 5, 12, 19, 26 November & 3, 10, 17 December 2021 at Lordship Rec

Saturdays, 10:00 – 10:45am, 6, 13, 20, 27 November & 4, 11, 18 December 2021 at Finsbury Park.

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Our Six Rules

What are the rules for borrowing a bike from Wheely Tots?

To ensure that borrowing a bike is a fun, fair and a friendly experience – without hidden catches and sneaky small print we have 6 simple borrowing rules.

  1. Bring the bike back clean. There may be a small charge if you bring the bike back dirty.
  2. Keep hold of the bike until the next family wants it. 
  3. And then bring the bike back on time. We don’t want the next borrower to be kept waiting.
  4. Learn to use the bike and check the bike properly. Watch the ABCD check video on YouTube for pedal bikes. If you have a balance bike you just need to do the A and D check. If you have any queries about this email us for help.
  5. Tell us about any damages immediately – email us so we know and can check the bike.
  6. Share your feedback and stories – we would love to hear your experiences so we can keep improving our Kit Library for future borrowers. You can share on social media or by email.

You can find out more about our Kit Library here.

We are Hiring

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Welcome to a new week with Wheely Tots! We hope you enjoyed our half term of activities as we prepare for our summer fun.

Toddler Sessions are starting up again this week and we’re looking forward to welcoming a new group of tots. Spaces are limited, so be quick to book your place.

Sessions here 

We have a couple of new positions available. if you’re looking for an ambitious and friendly charity , send through your CV and Cover Letter.

Positions Available:

Delivery Manager

Session Leader (Kickstart Scheme)

Voluntary Positions (email [email protected] about positions “volunteer roles” as subject of email)

Things to know:

You will need to apply for these roles through your Work Coach at your local Job Centre and not directly to Wheely Tots. If you have any questions before you apply, please contact us at [email protected].

Please share this with anyone you know that might be eligible to apply, we are very keen to find local young people to benefit from this opportunity.

Winter Rides Launch

This snowy season, we will be braving the cold and extending an invitation to you all to join us!

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Kickstart Scheme – Wheely Tots signs up

Wheely Tots is delighted to be offering opportunities through the Kickstart Scheme.

The Kickstart Scheme offers a 6 month paid job with a local employer, funded by the Government. It provides an opportunity for young people to gain experience of work and supports us to offer opportunities for local people to join our team.

Jobs from the Kickstart Scheme are open to 16-24 year olds, who are claiming Universal Credit. If you are interested, talk to your Work Coach to see whether it’s right for you and find out how to apply.

You can find out more about Kickstart here.

Roles available:

Office Assistant

Session Leader

Social Media Coordinator

You will need to apply for these roles through your Work Coach at your local Job Centre and not directly to Wheely Tots. If you have any questions before you apply, please contact us at [email protected].

Please share this with anyone you know that might be eligible to apply, we are very keen to find local young people to benefit from this opportunity.

Ways to support Wheely Tots at Christmas

 

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Our latest newsletter includes ways to support Wheely Tots during the festive period.

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Walking and Talking: Getting Outside

In our latest podcast, Rhiannon speaks to Rebecca Lees, an OS Get Outside Champion about getting outside, local walks, getting teenagers outdoors and more.

You can listen to the podcast here.

Rhiannon was in North London while Rebecca was in South Wales, walking to a hill fort near Pontypridd. Click here for a map and directions.

Rebecca shared some photos of her walk on a blustery day in Wales. You can see more pictures of her walks on Instagram.

At Wheely Tots, inspired by Rebecca, we’re going to use the OS Get Outside app to add our walks in and around Tottenham and keep on exploring our local area to find more brilliant places to walk (or cycle) to.

Walking and talking: Finsbury Park to Green Park

Our latest podcast documents a 6.7 mile walk Rhiannon, David and Lydia went on between Finsbury Park and Green Park. We’re expanding our walking programme, with the launch of Walking Connections, where we’re working with 15 households in Tottenham to use digital tools to explore their local area by foot – so we thought it would be fitting to do a walk.

London never fails to surprise. Along the way we saw, among other things, wind turbines, a Pearly King and dinosaur clouds – which prompted our meandering chats. Check some pictures from our walk below and listen to our adventures here.

We certainly earned our lunch.

Wind turbine in Gillespie Park. 

Purple flowers at Paradise Park.

La Taberna Restorante, Roman Way: for amazing fresh pasta.

Canning beer at Hammerton Brewery.

Fountains at Granary Square, Kings Cross.

The former residence of Henry Croft, the first Pearly King.

Indian YMCA: a great spot for a takeaway curry.

Green Park: Wheely Tots’ next venue?

‘I’m hungry as a dinosaur.’ David’s closing remarks.

July News: Join the Space Race!

Our July Newsletter is out. We’re inviting you to join our Space Race team in August. Click here to read more.

To podcast or not to podcast…..

 

We’ve started some podcasts and you can find them in a variety of places…..we aim to get them out every few weeks or so.

Please keep your suggestions for episodes coming in as we love a good challenge!

 

The podcasts are inspired by;

  • A Mitchell & Webb sketch that none of us can find and only dimly remember….something to do with just being good enough and not throwing the budget at fancy graphics and audio.  Doctor Who might have been mentioned.  That’s why all you hear is live and unedited as we genuinely don’t have the time or expertise….yet!
  • Chain Reaction…something really nice about blurring and crossing the interviewer and interviewee roles and Louis Theroux Grounded we think brilliant as it hints at this
  • All the fun chats we’ve ever had with other people….ever….we laugh a lot, we cry every now and again and really care about those we work and play with….all of whom are fabulous, interesting and awesome people.
  • Other stuff that when we remember we’ll add to this list