Wheely Fun Wheels Ltd is based in Chesterfield, Derbyshire. The business is run by Alastair Meikle who was raised in Chesterfield and after leaving school spent 30 years working for the Civil Aviation Authority and National Air Traffic Services. One of a very few people who regularly cycled to work at the London Air Traffic Control Centre! Following his decision to leave air traffic control he spent a year touring Europe in a motorhome with his family and bicycles before relocating back to Chesterfield and starting Wheely Fun Wheels.
Since then Wheely Fun Wheels has gathered an experienced team of local National Standard Cycling instructors who are keen to promote the use of bicycles as every day transport. Our oak framed, straw bale walled office is pictured above.
Alastair was the winner of the national Modeshift award in 2017 'Individual Contribution to Sustainable Travel'.
Amongst our group of instructors we have qualified bike mechanics, ‘Breeze’ leaders, mountain bike leaders and experience of working with disabilities. Our Bikeability instructors also deliver our balance bike programme and adult cycle training.
Three of our instructors are British Cycling Level 2 coaches and can deliver Go-Ride and coaching sessions to clubs and other groups, in particular they volunteer with Brampton Bicycle Club.
As well as repairing and assembling bikes our mechanics love the idea of generating power by bike and coming up with ingenious ways to demonstrate that. They have built most of the equipment we take to events.
We like to operate as an ‘ethical’ business with a social responsibility.
Whilst we are often on our bikes for our daily transport needs most of us also tour on our bikes, do the occasional race and take part in sportives. Check our 'lifestyle' page.
However you engage with us you will find us friendly and adaptable to your needs.
Our instructors normally carry their DBS form and photo ID but should you need to identify them we have a page of photos:
As is usual with enthusiasts our instructors have a huge variety of bikes between them, several favouring Brompton folding bikes but you will see them arrive on all sorts of bikes. We quite like a bit of competition too:
Wheely Fun Wheels Ltd
4 Inkerman Cottages
Company Number 10651697
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Our local Community Interest Company 'Inclusive Pedals', they run cycling sessions in the Queen's Park with a fleet of 3 and 4 wheel machines, host the Dr Bike workshop and have a new project 'Cycling Without Age'
You can support them on this page.