Wheely Tots & COVID-19

This page was last updated 03/09/2020

We’re following UK government advice and NHS guidance around COVID-19. The safety and wellbeing of our wider community, session leaders and admin team are our biggest priority.  

We’re excited to begin running some sessions again for families, toddlers and young people. Together we will ensure social distancing and hygiene protocols are adhered to at all times. Each session will include an online consultation beforehand where we can discuss any queries or concerns fully. To help us plan our summer offer, click the links on the homepage to join one of our calls. Details here on Your Bike Project, our youth-led cycling initiative.

We recognise the huge benefits of physical activity and being outdoors on our overall health, particularly at the moment. We’ve been adapting our offer so that we can continue to support families to access cycling safely. 

As a grassroots charity with five years’ worth of strong connections across our local community, we’re committed to  helping those most in need during this extremely difficult period. 

During the lockdown period, here’s what we’re offering:

Online consultations

Book a twenty-minute online consultation with one of our expert bike mechanics or cycle instructors. We can help on anything from sourcing parts and tools, diagnosing mechanical issues, route planning, choosing the right bike, and any other cycle-related quandary. Free to NHS / key workers. 

Kit Library home deliveries

We’re doing home deliveries of balance bikes from our kit library. For more information click here, or contact [email protected]  To find out how to get the right size bike for your toddler, click here

Doorstep bike services

One of our trained mechanics will come to your home and service your bike on your doorstep.

What safety measures are we putting in place?

When visiting homes to deliver a bike or undertake any bike maintenance, we will:

  • stay outside and remain 3 metres away from you and any members of your household
  • always wear gloves
  • disinfect the handlebars of all borrowed bikes 

Stay well and take care,

The Wheely Tots team