Falkirk Wheelers is Scotland's first group dedicated to all things wheeled. We're fans of inline skating, cycling, rollerblading, scooting, skateboarding and anything else human powered. If it can be done on wheels, we'll do it! We roll around the Central Scotland cycle network for our outdoor sessions and hold adult skating sessions indoors too.
Falkirk Wheelers originate from a group of friends who skated and cycled together since the 1970s. We are run by some of our regulars who dedicate their free time to keeping things rolling for everyone. We'll be looking for more people to join us to promote what we do 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.
Usually during July and August we meet up on Friday evenings at Falkirk Stadium. All human powered wheels allowed on the NCN are welcome and all ages too although children must be acompanied by a relative or guardian who is over 18. The rest of the year we hold adult indoor sessions in Denny Sports Centre. Obviously things are different at the moment so keep an eye on our news updates and social media.
We no longer provide skating/rollerblading instruction outwith our regular indoor sessions. However, we almost always have experienced skating instructors at all our meet ups 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 are outdoors. If you are looking for 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.
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 the current restrictions we're not planning on having any indoor sessions until Easter 2021 and all outdoor meetups are only for our existing members. We will start public outdoor meetups as soon as the Scottish Government and our COVID19 officer give us the all clear 😢
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.