Inclusive cycling in and around Sheffield
Below is some basic information on inclusive cycling shops, centres, groups, and hire places. If you know any others please let me know and we will add it to the list. Click here for our contact form.
Hiring and riding.
Rothervalley Country Park – www.rvcp.co.uk/activities/cycle-hire/
Free parking for blue badge holders, and they have a small range of trikes that you can hire with a flat route around the lake.
Peak District – www.peakdistrict.gov.uk/visiting/cycle/bike-hire-centres
All of their cycle hire centres have trikes or alternative cycles.
Ashbourne – 01335 343156.
Derwent – 01433 651261.
Parsley Hay – 01298 84493.
Manifold – 01298 687399.
Cycle Happy – www.cyclehappy.org
Based in Sheffield, they run cycling sessions for children and young adults. It is a great place to share information, chat and cycling in a safe environment. They have a range of trikes and cycling options, and are based at Forge Valley Cycle Circuit, S6 5HG, and run most Fridays from April until October. There is a waiting list, so please contact them via their website before turning up.
Sheffield Cycling 4 All – www.sheffieldcycling4all.org
We are primarily an adults cycling group for Disabled people and people with long-term health conditions, but we have some trikes that may fit children and are a wealth of knowledge if you need any advice. We offer cycling sessions in Hillsborough park and also have a e-trike loan scheme, where we loan trikes to people for 1 to 3 months at a time for free.
Wheels for all Doncaster – https://www.dclt.co.uk/venues/the-dome/activities/cycling/
They run 50-minute inclusive cycling sessions on a Wednesday between 10.00am – 1.00pm for adults and children.
Pedal Ready – www.pedalready.uk
They offer a range of cycling activities aimed at getting people confident on bicycles in South Yorkshire.
Cycleboost – www.cycleboost.org
They offers a range of cycling activities in Sheffield mostly for adults.
Cycle North – https://www.cyclenorth.co.uk/info-for-parents
They do cycle training for children, funded via Sheffield City Council.
British Cycling – www.letsride.co.uk
There are various different events and options they offer from womans only rides, to family try-out days.
Sheffield City Council – https://www.sheffield.gov.uk/travel-transport/cycle-rides-groups-coaching
Council page about all things cycling, including Sheffield Cycle Map.
Cycling UK are currently offering free month loan of an electric bike for adults – https://www.cyclinguk.org/sheffield-making-cycling-e-asier-session-and-loan-booking
We have to admit trikes are expensive, especially electric trikes.
Here are links to some shops that stock trikes:
The obvious choice given the expense of new trikes and cycles is to look for something second hand. Try eBay, using the words Recumbent Trike for example. If you find something you like the look of, we are happy to advise and give our thoughts if you want a second opinion.
It’s also worth trying some of the shops listed above to see if they have any second-hand or ex-demo trikes in stock at reduced prices.
Although not as easy on Sheffield’s hills there are two main advantages to non-electric trikes. Firstly they are a lot cheaper, and secondly they are much lighter, making it easier to lift your trike into a storage area or car. If you do decide to go for a non-electric trike, just make sure that they have low enough gears to tackle the hills.
- If you are working you can ask your employers if they are doing a ride to work scheme.
- Both of these websites have links to lots of useful information about sources of funding available for people with disabilities and long-term health conditions. If you need help filling out a grant application, please get in touch.
- Wheels for Wellbeing have a useful page on their website which aims to help individuals considering buying a cycle as a mobility aid https://wheelsforwellbeing.org.uk/getting-your-own-wheels/
Trike-friendly bike shops in Sheffield.
Tony Butterworth – 0114 234 3218
86-90 Catch Bar Ln, Sheffield S6 1TA
Bike rehab – 0114 438 8506
100 Wellington St, Sheffield City Centre, Sheffield S1 4HX
A Different Gear – 0114 250 7717
62-68 Thirlwell Road, Sheffield S8 9TF
Russell’s Bicycle Shed Neepsend – 07379 540952
92 Burton Road, Neepsend, Sheffield, S3 8BX
Russell’s Bicycle Shed Sheffield Station – 07787 641441
Sheffield Railway Station, Sheaf Street, S1 2BP.