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Warmley Wheelers celebrates a decade of empowering people through cycling

Warmley Wheelers, a community initiative dedicated to promoting cycling and enhancing wellbeing, is proudly celebrating its tenth anniversary. Since its inception, Warmley Wheelers has been a beacon of inclusivity, providing accessible cycling opportunities for individuals with health conditions and supported needs, of all ages and abilities who might find it challenging to use a regular bicycle.

Run by Milestones Trust, Warmley Wheelers has tirelessly worked to break down barriers to cycling, offering a range of specially adapted bicycles for use by anyone who would like to use them. Through its dedication to fostering a welcoming and supportive environment, the project has empowered countless individuals to discover the joys of cycling, improve their health, and forge lasting friendships.

Reflecting on the journey of Warmley Wheelers, Service Coordinator Andy Underdown remarked:

“Over the ten years we’ve been operating, we’ve seen firsthand the positive impact that making cycling accessible can have on individuals who would not otherwise be able to ride a bike – and we remain committed to expanding access to this life-enriching activity for years to come. Our range of bikes mean that we can accommodate a wide range of needs.”

Hilary Crowhurst, Chief Executive at Milestones Trust said:

“In addition to promoting physical activity and wellbeing, Warmley Wheelers has brought the simple joy of cycling to many individuals over the years – it provides an important connective function in the community and I’m proud to see it celebrating such an important milestone.”

Warmley Wheelers was originally started by Liz Gray who, after moving into the area with her husband and son – who is autistic – was amazed to discover that there was no place that offered disabled cycle hire along the whole of the Bristol and Bath Cycle Track. Attending the celebration, Liz said:

“It is very satisfying to have an idea that actually comes to fruition. Without the support of Milestones Trust, the coordinators Patrick and Andy, and of course all the wonderful volunteers, the project would not be the success it is today. It’s such an important service and seeing the benefit it has brought to so many people really warms my heart.”

To mark the occasion, Warmley Wheelers invited people who use the service, volunteers, funders and supporters to join them for an afternoon of celebration, including a group ride to nearby Avon Valley Railway at Bitton, and a walk through Warmley Forest Park, with the day ending with a well-received cake-cutting.

Andy says he hopes the event will inspire even more people to get involved and use the service in the future and looks forward to seeing Warmley Wheelers celebrating its second decade of inclusive cycling.

For more information about Warmley Wheelers, including how you can book a session with an adapted bike, please visit