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
reduce the risk of and positively impact living with
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org