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Beyond the Bicycle Conference 2017

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London's Living Room, City Hall

The Queen's Walk

London

SE1 2AA

United Kingdom

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Wheels for Wellbeing are celebrating 10 years of enhancing disabled people's lives through the many benefits of cycling with our first Beyond the Bicycle Conference.

With Public Health England finding that not enough is being done to promote cycling and walking and with equalities legislation requiring transport professionals to consider the needs of disabled people, our Beyond the Bicycle Conference is perfectly timed. This event offers practical strategies for making cycling more inclusive and increasing numbers of disabled cyclists.

Topics include:

- Promoting inclusive cycling in your area and understanding its benefits
- Recognising cycles as mobility aids
- Making cycling infrastructure inclusive

With investment in cycling increasing, it is imperative that we create an environment that is accessible to all. The world is moving forward. Do not miss this opportunity to make sure that everyone can go along for the ride.

Speakers include:

Will Norman, Walking and Cycling Commissioner


Rupert Furness, Head of Active and Accessible Transport, Department for Transport


Dr Justin Varney, National Lead for Adult Health & Wellbeing (Healthy People), Public Health England

Isabelle Clement, Director, Wheels for Wellbeing

Dr Andrew Boyd, GP, Clapham Park Group Practice and Clinical Lead, Physical Activity, Royal College of GP’s

Dr Rachel Aldred, Senior Lecturer in Transport, University of Westminster and Chair, Policy Forum, London Cycling Campaign

What are the benefits of attending?

  • Hear from Public Health England about the health benefits of increased cycle use among disabled people.
  • Gain an update from the Department for Transport on their Accessiblity Action Plan and the implications for cycling
  • Discover innovative, practical solutions to meet the specific needs of disabled cyclists.
  • Ask your own questions at panel discussions with the Walking and Cycling Commissioner, disabled cyclists, and local government representatives.
  • Engage with the transformative relationship between disability and cycling through multimedia including a film and photo exhibtion.
  • Learn about building a more inclusive cycling strategy in order to reduce inequalities and remove barriers for disabled cyclists.
  • Network with other industry professionals in healthcare, transport, disabled people’s organisations, cycling groups and local authorities.
  • Gain insight into the barriers that exist and how we can influence the future of infrastructure development to make cycling more accessible for disabled users.
  • Celebrate the birthday of a small, local charity with a big impact and enjoy a slice of birthday cake on us!

Who should attend?

This event is targeted at stakeholders who can join in our mission to continue to develop inclusive cycling through better recognition, equipment and infrastructure. This event is aimed at Local Authorities; Transport Professionals; Health Professionals; Disabled people’s organisations and cycling organisations including:

  • Physical Activity Leads
  • Lifestyle and Wellbeing Leads
  • Cycling Officers
  • Disability Teams
  • Learning Disability Teams
  • Mental Health Teams
  • Public Health Teams
  • Active Travel Teams
  • Inclusive Cycling Providers
  • Physiotherapists
  • Occupational Therapists
  • General Practitioners (GPs) and Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs)
  • Highway Engineers and Transport Planners
  • Town Planners and Architects
  • Access Consultants
  • Developers
  • Cycle Manufacturers
  • Anyone who campaigns for or has an interest in inclusive cycling!

If you are a disabled cyclist or individual campaigner please email us on: conference@wheelsforwellbeing.org.uk


FAQs

What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

City Hall is the distinctive curved glass building just along from HMS Belfast.

Tube: It's about a 10 minute walk from London Bridge station and fifteen minutes from Tower Hill and Tower Gateway.

Bus: Routes 42, 47, 78, 381, RV1 stop near city hall.

Cycle: Racks are available on the south side of City Hall, by Potters Fields Park. The nearest Santander Cycle Hire docking station is just behind, on Tooley Street, at the back of Potters Fields Park.

River: The nearest piers are St Katherine’s Pier, London Bridge Pier and Tower Pier.

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Please feel free to email conference@wheelsforwellbeing.org.uk with any questions.

What's the refund policy?

Refunds are possible up to 7 days before the event.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

There is no need for paper tickets or to print this confirmation email. Your name will be on an attendee list at the entrance.

Is my ticket transferrable?

Please email conference@wheelsforwellbeing.org.uk before the event if you wish to transfer the name on your ticket to another person within your organisation.

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London's Living Room, City Hall

The Queen's Walk

London

SE1 2AA

United Kingdom

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