Falkirk Wheelers is Scotland's first club dedicated to all things wheeled. We're fans of rollerblading, cycling, scooting, skateboarding and anything else
human powered. If it can be done on wheels, we'll do it! We aim to head out at least once each week and have a variety of routes available to
use locally which can be adapted depending on the fitness and abilities of our members who attend. We aim to be mainly recreational although some of
our members do compete so all abilities are welcome.
We're would love to collaborate with, support and promote other nonprofits into any type of wheeling.
Falkirk Wheelers originate from a group of friends who skated and cycled together since the early 1970s. We are run by some of our members who dedicate their free time to keeping things rolling for everyone. We'll be looking for more people to join our team to promote the skate, ride, roll revolution and to make wheeling more mainstream throughout the country once the current restrictions are lifted so keep checking our website and social media for updates.
We skate, ride, roll outdoors all year round and during July and August we meet up at Falkirk Stadium on Friday evenings while our indoor sessions take a summer break. All human powered wheels allowed on the NCN are welcome outdoors and all ages too although children must be acompanied by someone over 16. We also hold adult rollerblading and roller skating sessions in Denny Sports Centre from September to July with plenty experienced skaters to help out if you're new or returning to the sport.
All indoor activities are on hold at the moment. However, we do have experienced instructors attending our outdoor sessions to provide assistance along with qualified Cycling Scotland ride leaders to keep you safe and on the right route, regardless of your preferred wheels. If you are looking for private quad or inline skating lessons then we recommend TrySkating (Glasgow area), Skate Train (Edinburgh) and The Skate People (Falkirk and Stirling). All our recommended instructors are fully insured, have multiple instructor or coaching qualifications and have been skaters for many years to ensure you receive the best instruction available.
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. Safety is our number one priority.
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.
Falkirk Wheelers is now part of The Skate People C.I.C.
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. When wheeling, remember S.L.A.P. (COVID-19 Edition).
4 Stadium Way, Grangemouth, Falkirk FK2 9EE.