As part of our commitment to drive modal shift, whilst promoting inclusive and accessible micromobility for all, we have partnered with national UK cycling charity, Wheels for All, to support their inclusive activity programmes that give everyone the opportunity to cycle on a regular basis.
This Christmas, between 9 and 31 December, Voi riders in Birmingham, Bristol, Bath, Liverpool, Northampton, Southampton, Portsmouth, Cambridge and Oxford can seek out e-scooters that have been wrapped with golden festive cheer. When they ride these seasonal scooters, Voi will then donate the unlock fee for all rides completed on these Christmassy e-scooters to Wheels for All.
Wheels for All boasts over 50 Wheels for All centres, providing cycling tracks and bikes for children and adults with disabilities and differing needs. Their work in inclusivity and access is transformative, to say the least. Many thanks to Ian Tierney, CEO for Wheels for All who facilitated this collaboration saying, “We’re delighted to be working with Voi this Christmas to raise funding and awareness for our Wheels for All network. This partnership will support disabled people to be able to have fun cycling in our Wheels for All centres across the country on trikes, handcycles, tandems, and many more adapted cycles.”
As well as the donations facilitated by our riders, we will also be offering ongoing volunteering services of Voi employees to Wheels for All. With a wide array of mechanics, logistics experts and mobility tech teams available to volunteer in our 17 UK towns and cities, we see this as an exciting step on our roadmap to inclusivity in micromobility. The next big step will be our Micromobility Disability Summit in October 2022.
At Christmas and throughout the UK’s winter holiday, however, we are happy to be spreading just a little bit of the Voi joy, showing that micromobility is a force for good, empowers communities and respects and reacts to everyone’s transport needs.
“We are very excited to have made this connection with Wheels for All, who have been serving people with disabilities and differing needs for over thirty years around the UK. We have been promoting inclusive transport for merely one year and so we have a lot to learn from the experts at Wheels for All. We want to support and empower everyone to adopt active transport modes, and Wheels for All have long led the way in this regard.” – Jack Samler, General Manager at Voi UK and Ireland