Falkirk Wheelers is Scotland's only group dedicated to all things wheeled. We're fans of roller skating, cycling, rollerblading, scooting, skateboarding and anything else human powered. If it can be done on wheels, we'll do it! We roll around Central Scotland cycle network for our outdoor sessions and hold adult roller skating sessions indoors too.
We were officially founded in January 2013 by some friends with common interests, mainly, in skating and cycling and things have gone from strength to strength since. We are run by a small group of regulars who dedicate their free time to keep things rolling for everyone.
During July and August we meet up on Friday evenings at Falkirk Stadium. All human powered wheels are welcome and all ages welcome although children must be acompanied by a relative or guardian who is over 18. The rest of the year we hold adult indoor rollerskating sessions in Denny Sports Centre.
We provide one and one or small group lessons for up to five people. If you're interested in rollerblading or roller skating lessons whether you're a complete beginner or more experienced skater looking to improve particular skills, maybe you bought rollerblades during lockdown and want to take your skating to the next level, then contact us with your requirements and we'll put you in touch with a qualified instructor near you.
We play non-contact (even no wall contact) roller hockey weekly. Anyone interested in joining must have come along regularly to our Friday sessions to allow us to assess their minimum skills and ability to work as a good team player. We use a light puck which is kept low so that players can wear normal skating pads and helmets to keep the cost down without having to invest in heavy duty roller hockey gear.
Our group are socially aware - any indoor classes are held in community centres and halls to do what we can for our community. In addition, we've raised a lot of money for various charitable causes over the years including UNICEF, Canine Partners, Deaf Blind Scotland, the Forth Hedgehog Hospital and recently Seamab at The Great Scottish Skate 2019.
Due to COVID-19 we're planning on the sports centres being closed until around October so we're treating the lockdown as an extended summer break. We are now allowed to meet outdoors with people from up to two households so we're slowly heading towards our regular outdoor social meetups on wheels. However, safety is our top priority and anyone meeting up must follow the official COVID-19 guidance from the Scottish Government with no exceptions.
Safety is our top priority and we've an excellent track record. However, participation at all of our events is entirely at your own risk. You should be aware that injuries can result from falls, collisions or accidental contact with others. Injuries can be avoided if you wear appropriate good fitting safety equipment. We can loan you safety equipment for a small cost if you contact us in advance.
4 Stadium Way, Grangemouth, Falkirk FK2 9EE.