Race for Life is using the park. If you are driving to Pedal Power you will need to show the letter that we emailed to you earlier to gain access by car as the park gates are shut to normal traffic. Additionally security may delay entry for a short while if there are a lot of runners using the park’s road at that point. Most of the runners will be done by 1pm and we are hoping that that access will be easier after that.
Unfortunately we will be unable to hold a session on Sat 9th July due to the Wireless Festival taking place in Finsbury Park. In previous years we have been able to use the Althletics Track, but it is currently out of action with improvement works. These works have overrun and the track is now predicted to open sometime in August.
We will continue to hold the Tuesday Pedal Power sessions on 5th & 12th but these will probably move to another area of the park. Look out for signs.
We are going ahead with today’s session after initially thinking we would have to cancel it. We found out rather late that the council is no longer holding a festival in the park this weekend. Apologies to our members for the late notice and hope to see all of you this afternoon.
Please come along to our annual general meeting. All members & supporters of Pedal Power are welcome.
Date: Tuesday 17th May
Place: Centre 404, 404 Camden Rd, Islington, N7 0SJ
The upgrade work on the Athletics Track means that our Tuesday (and Wednesday) sessions have temporarily moved to the Basketball Court area. The fabulous facelift including a high quality new track and landscaping is due to be completed by the end of May.
Our winter break is over and Pedal Power sessions resume in Finsbury Park the first week of February.
2nd Feb - Weekly Tuesday sessions on the Althletics Track 10-1pm
6th Feb – Fortnightly Saturday sessions on the Basket ball Courts 12-4pm.
Looking forward to seeing all out members again!
Pedal Power start the year early with Thursday sessions at Arsenal’s Emirates Stadium back on from the first week of January, 10-2pm. We have new bike sheds being built to accommodate our lovely fleet of tandem bikes. Wrap up warm and come and join us!
This Thursday, Pedal Power is launching a new regular session at home of the Arsenal’s football team. The session is aimed as the learning disabled community with profound and complex needs. We have bought a fleet of new tricycles and side-by-side tandems especially for this purpose and are looking forward to shining them up and getting them out. The session is part of the All in Islington project funded by Sport England, Islington Council and GLL and will run for two years. Starts 6th August, 10-2pm every Thursday.
The Learning Disability Today 2015 Conference will be honouring the sectors’ biggest ‘champions’ in the last 15 years by public vote.
Pedal Power manager Jo Roach and committee member Jim Blair have both been nominated. Committed Mum Jo founded Pedal Power 11 years ago for her daughter Susie to have a supported to space in which to cycle. Based at Great Ormond Street Jim is the only consultant nurse for children or adults with learning disabilities employed specifically to work within a UK hospital. You can show your support for them by voting at:
On Saturday 1st August, we have a special session planned. As well as riding the bikes as usual we’ll be organizing some timed cycle races. Everyone’s invited to participate, just come along on the day and let us know you want to join in. There’ll also be a BBQ so bring your appetites.
We’ll be on the Althetics track and look forward to seeing you there.