With more than 40 inclusive cycling hubs in the UK, your team may be missing out on a useful resource for patients. The benefits of inclusive cycling include:
- wellbeing opportunities
- potential for developing motor, cognitive, sensory and perceptual skills
- cycling is easier than walking for some
- a contribution to Make Every Contact Count and the health promotion agenda
- it can be sustained independently of NHS.
Experience shows that many who thought cycling wasn’t something for them, discover it is. One new cyclist, a 69 year old cyclist using a hand cycle, even asked, “is it exercise or is it fun?”1
If you invite me to speak to your team, I can bring inclusive cycling to life, and help them understand how it can contribute to their patients’ goals. For NHS teams, I need only my expenses paid.
I’m entering my 3rdyear as an occupational therapy student at Sheffield Hallam University this September. Prior to this I set up the inclusive cycling charity Wheels for Wellbeing in south London 11 years ago; it is now the voice for disabled cyclists. I am still active in raising awareness of the impact of cycling on disabled people and a volunteer at Sheffield Cycling 4 All.
I designed and delivered a one day training course for the Royal College of Occupational Therapists in 2010 on inclusive cycling. I presented a facilitated poster on “The occupation of cycling: an intervention for patients in rehabilitation and recovery” at the 2017 RCOT conference and published an article in OTNews in December 2017. I contributed to Sheffield Hallam University’s SHOUT lecture series in 2018.
Feedback as a speaker
“Janet was excellent in delivering the material, reliable and engaging with those that attended the study day. I would certainly utilise Janet’s skills in the future if opportunity arises and recommend her work.”
Lee Roach, organiser, 2010 RCOT inclusive cycling study day
“… everything you need to know about inclusive cycling and how you can use it in your practice. …. a wealth of knowledge and experience to share …. You will come away more enlightened and with signposts to really useful resources. Not to be missed.“
Maureen Coleman, Senior Lecturer, Sheffield Hallam University, 2018
Get in touch
firstname.lastname@example.org @JanetPaske #inclusivecycling