Guest Speaker: Isabelle Clement, Wheels for Wellbeing
Following our AGM and appointment of the CI committee for 2018/2019, we are delighted to welcome Isabelle, Director of Wheels for Wellbeing, an award-winning charity based in London that supports disabled people to discover or rediscover cycling. Established in 2007, the charity works with around 1,300 disabled and older people each year, supporting them to discover that they can cycle and helping them grow their cycling ambitions.
As an urban commuter handcyclist, Isabelle has extensive experience of what it takes to create the right environment so everyone can cycle. She hopes to bring an understanding of cycling to disability groups and of disability to cycling groups. She initiated #BeyondTheBicycle, an alliance with parent cyclists and cargo cyclists who encounter many of the same issues as disabled and older cyclists, and has become a leading influencer in the field of inclusive cycling. She is a regular attendee of the UK’s All Party Parliamentary Cycling Group, an elected member of the London Cycling Campaign’s Policy Forum, member of the Joint Committee on Mobility for Disabled People, and an appointed member of Sustran’s London Advisory Board. She speaks regularly on issues relating to disability and cycling.
Her charity continues to work with cycling campaigners and professionals to ensure they realise disabled people do cycle. In 2017, Wheels for Wellbeing produced a comprehensive Guide to Inclusive Cycling, thought to be the first of its kind anywhere. The charity continues to fight to see inclusive cycling becoming the norm in the UK.
Do come and hear about Cycle Islington’s campaigning during the past year, vote for the new committee members, hear more about the work of Wheels for Wellbeing, take part in Q&A and of course, enjoy the refreshments afterwards. We look forward to welcoming you.