Our aims are as follows.
To implement the first aim Wheelrights provide support for beginners. Advice for them and for returning cyclists can be found on the Beginners and Rides/Commutes pages. We also support measures to implement Wales's Active Travel Act (2013).
Implementation of our second aim involves behind-the-scenes campaigning (meetings with Council officers, representation at Swansea Council's Cycle Action Progress meetings, etc.). We also participate in cycle promotion activities.
Our third aim includes information about cycling events and organising some rides, in particular the Cappuccino rides.
This is our Constitution.
There is the potential to make a major dent in the use of cars both for commuting and for other journeys of less than five miles. This applies particularly to school trips. Currently just over 1% of children cycle to school in Swansea. A tenfold increase would be needed to bring this up to European levels (and even then it would be much less than in Denmark). Sustrans plan to get 10-15% of all pupils cycling to school and have achieved more than this in some of the schools they have targeted. At one school in Suffolk two thirds of the children cycle to school and in Copenhagen the figure is 40%. So why should not Sustran's target at least be achieved in Swansea?
To achieve the necessary model shift to cycling a change in attitude is needed together with measures ranging from infrastructure improvements, through regulation changes, to education. Wheelrights' role is to act as a catalyst in this process.