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 happy 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.
Yes, although we currently only provide rollerblading and roller skating instruction at our indoor sessions. We also 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) when we're outdoors. If you are looking for private skating lessons then we recommend Don & Allan at TrySkating or Mike at Skate Train in Edinburgh.
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.
It's looking unlikely that adult indoor sport will restart before spring 2022. We plan to continue outdoors with existing members when we can and start public outdoor sessions as soon as our COVID19 officer gives the all clear.
If you're interested in joining our Friday night adult skating sessions when we restart then fill in our membership application form to be included in the next intake.
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. (COVID19 Edition).
4 Stadium Way, Grangemouth, Falkirk FK2 9EE.