Information for Health and Social Care Professionals

 

Benefits of cycling to clients and patients

We all benefit from being active. Cycling is a great activity that is fun, sociable and is good for our physical and mental health.

Cycling offers great opportunities for people of all ages and abilities to be active and to enjoy outdoor spaces.

Cycling is known to be an effective treatment for keeping people well and can promote

  • mental wellbeing

reduce the risk of and positively impact living with

  • heart disease

  • obesity

  • type 2 diabetes

and support the maintenance of a healthy muscular skeletal system.

How Pedal Power aims to support health and social care staff

We would like to support health and social care staff in the rehabilitation, treatment and care of their clients and patients by helping to

  • Improve and maintain activity levels through identifying a feasible physical activity opportunity

  • Provide a sociable and friendly environment

  • Improve mental wellbeing through being active and by being in green and natural spaces.

We are happy to discuss with health and social staff and their teams all possible ways that we can support your work further.  Please contact us at director@cardiffpedalpower.org.uk to arrange a discussion, meeting or presentation.

How Pedal Power can help support clients and patients

Pedal Power encourages and enables children and adults of all ages and abilities to experience the benefits of cycling.

We strive to remove the barriers to cycling that many people face; we firmly believe that cycling can be for everyone, all ages and all abilities.

 Pedal Power offers: -

  • 2 wheel cycles for children and adults

  • low step through 2 wheel adult bikes – perfect for older adults or those with reduced flexibility

  • e bikes and e trikes (new!)

  • 3 wheeled cycles for those with mobility or balance issues – these can help strengthen muscles after experiencing a stroke, for example

  • Hand bikes – useful after leg or foot injuries

  • Tandem bikes – ideal for visually impaired riders and for beginners to cycling with support and training

  • Specialised cycles that allow a supporter to sit alongside or behind the cyclist to help with cycling

  • Cycles that accommodate wheelchairs

  • Cycling lessons for children and adults of varying ability and disability

  • Cycling confidence building sessions and rides

  • Organised group rides by our volunteers

  • Accessible and welcoming café with disabled toilet

  • Workshop with specialist cycle sales and customer repairs.

Where is Pedal Power?

Pedal Power is located in:-

  • Cardiff Caravan Park, Pontcanna CF11 9JJ (walking access via Dogo Street, driving access via Sophia Gardens,)

  • Open: Monday-Saturday from 10 am.

https://www.cardiffpedalpower.org/locations-and-opening-times

How to access services provided by Pedal Power

No referral is necessary but health and social care professionals may wish to contact us on behalf of their clients/patients or encourage individuals to contact us direct.If anyone has support needs, it is likely that an assessment by us would be best to ensure that the most appropriate cycle is chosen to meet individual needs and to ensure that their cycling experience is positive and enjoyable. 

How to hire a cycle or to book our services

Please contact us by email or telephone

Telephone number       02920 390713

Email address              bookings@cardiffpedalpower.org.uk

Costs

Costs are kept as low as possible and those attending regularly are encouraged to become members to benefit from reduced prices (see  https://www.cardiffpedalpower.org/prices ). As a member, support workers go free.

For anyone who wishes to regularly hire a specialist bike or trike we would suggest becoming a member as this allows booking any of our specialist cycles, regular assessments to help broaden cycling options and reduced costs.

Information for clients and patients is available here.

 

We would welcome comments, suggestions and amendments for this information by contacting our Sian at director@cardiffpedalpower.org.uk