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Published: 24th NOVEMBER 2023

11 accessible and inclusive walking, wheeling, and cycling groups in Wales

Walking, wheeling, and cycling should be for everyone. We know that travelling actively can have hugely positive effects for people’s health and wellbeing. In this blog, we've highlighted 11 different organisations and groups from across Wales that make this possible in an accessible and inclusive way.

A cyclist, walker, and person using a mobility scooter travelling a scenic stretch of the National Cycle Network in Wales.

No matter where you live in Wales, there are accessible and inclusive walking, wheeling, and cycling groups nearby. Credit: Anthony Pease\ߣߣƵ

We believe that walking, wheeling, and cycling – often referred to by ߣߣƵ as active travel – should be accessible and easy to do for everyone.

We also know that some people belong to groups that are underrepresented in the world of active travel.

Here, we want to introduce 11 different organisations and groups from different parts of Wales that support people by offering accessible and inclusive walking, wheeling, and cycling activities or services.

SpokesPerson, Cardiff

is a community interest company based in the Riverside area of Cardiff.

It was set up to make cycling more accessible to marginalised people.

The company holds a range of activities, including repairs and servicing of cycles as well as classes and led rides specifically for marginalised communities living in Cardiff.

Wheel Together, Aberystwyth

is an inclusive cycling group based in Aberystwyth that offers small group rides.

It has a number of adaptive cycles available for people wanting to get out and explore their local area.

A group of adults on adaptive cycles in a rural setting, beside a body of water and with a hill in the background.

The Wheel Together group out on a led ride in Ceredigion. Credit: Wheel Together

Denbighshire County Council and PKS Watersports, Rhyl

Denbighshire County Council partnered with local sports retailer PKS Watersports .

People can book access to the sand-friendly wheelchair through as well as directly through .

Conwy Freewheelers Adapted Cycling Club, Colwyn Bay

Established in 2017, is a cycling group that’s based in Colwyn Bay offering group rides for disabled people.

With a range of adaptive cycles and trikes available, the group has volunteer-led sessions on the track at that gives people an opportunity to experience cycling in a safe environment.

Cycle Power, Dolgellau

, or Cycle Power Adaptive Cycling Club in English, is a community-run group that offers led rides for cyclists of all abilities in Gwynedd.

Cycle Power offers regular group rides in Dolgellau as well as Plas Menai in Caernarfon, making sure people across Gwynedd can access this opportunity.

A group of adults posing on adaptive tandems and bicycles in front of a park area.

Cycle Power in Dolgellau offer people the chance to experience cycling in a safe and supported environment. Credit: Clwb Beicio Addasol Pŵer Seiclo

PIWS Traeth Lligwy (PIWS), Bae Lligwy

is a community interest company based in North Wales that believes and advocates for making access easier for everyone.

Part of the services they offer to their local community is at Traeth Lligwy on Ynys Môn, thanks to Green Recovery funding from Welsh Government.

Walking the Brecon Beacons (WTBB), Merthyr Tydfil

This walking group, based out of the Garwnant Visitor Centre in the Bannau Brycheiniog National Park, holds walking sessions aimed at differing levels of ability.

Alongside this, hold discussion groups, fundraise for local charities, and offer outdoor training for walk leaders to try and increase participation in local community groups.

Group of adults posing for a group photo on a sunny day promoting the walking group, Walking the Brecon Beacons.

Walking the Brecon Beacons encourages people of all abilities to come and take part in walking activities. Credit: Janine Price\Walking the Brecon Beacons.

Ponthafren's Wednesday Walk, Newtown

In Powys, is a charitable incorporated organisation that runs two wellness, learning, and recovery centres with the aim of bringing people together and removing the stigma around mental health.

On , they run a weekly walk around Newtown which offers people an opportunity to share their experiences and to enjoy some time outdoors.

BikeAbility Wales, Dunvant

is an inclusive cycling charity that offers a range of different services including cycling training, bike maintenance sessions, adaptive cycle hire, and group rides.

They cater to all kinds of different groups, abilities, and ages with the aim of making cycling as accessible to as many people as possible.

The Intersensory Club, Barry

runs sessions on Wednesday and Friday afternoons that offer different adaptive cycles, trikes, and tandems for people with varying disabilities.

Their aim is to make specialist, adaptive equipment and facilities available to the people who need it in the Vale of ߣߣƵ.

Pedal Power Wrexham, Wrexham

Running out of Alyn Waters Country Park in Wrexham, enables people with differing mobility needs the chance to experience cycling in a safe space.

The charity has a fleet of specialist and adaptive cycles and has access to a traffic-free cycle track for people to make use of.

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