Wise Women on Wheels (WWoW) supported Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) women over the age of 45 in cycling proficiency.
This Tottenham based project involved older BME women learning the Model Traffic Area (MTA) model to improve their cycling confidence and basic bike awareness.
What WWoW included?
- Three cycles of a 10-week programme with at least 12 older BME people in each round,
- Repair and maintenance workshops to learn more about their bikes - offered by the Rockstone Community Foundation who have an info-shop based in the North of Lordship Recreational Ground,
- Health assessments throughout the programme to monitor the women’s BMI and blood pressure.
There were 2 female volunteer Bikeability cyclists from University College London who assisted in the facilitation of the riding programme. Having a cross-generational element was beneficial to both parties, getting to work with people they may not usually interact with.
Wise Women on Wheels was an exciting project that brought fun and innovative approaches to the local community in Tottenham through the lens of cycling.