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Inclusive Cycling Sessions

We are offering 4 days of cycling in August to give cyclists the opportunity to enjoy Inclusive Cycling around our track.

On each day the available time will be split into 2 or 3 x 45 minute sessions as listed below where 6 cyclists together with a family member or carer will be able to bring their own or borrow the adaptive bikes and enjoy a session.

Cyclists will have to book in with Sportspark before the date and provide details for NHS Test and Trace purposes and follow on-site COVID protocols.

Sportspark volunteers will be on hand issuing the bikes and helmets, giving instructions to the cyclists from a 2m distance and cleaning the bikes down between sessions.

Family members/carers will be responsible for the cyclists, including getting them on and off bikes, escorting them etc. Any activity, which means social distancing, cannot be followed.

The cost of a session will be £1.50. To book a session please use our online booking system or call us on 01603 592398.

The dates are:

Wednesday 12th August

Session times: 11:45 – 12:30 and 12:45 – 13:30

Wednesday 19th August

Session times: 11:45 – 12:30 and 12:45 – 13:30

Sunday 23rd August

Session times: 09:30 – 10:15, 10:30 – 11:15 and 11:30 – 12:15

Sunday 30th August 

Session times: 09:30 – 10:15, 10:30 – 11:15 and 11:30 – 12:15

Gymnastics SEND Sessions

This class is for children with Special Educational Needs or Disabilities (SEND) and their siblings. One parent/guardian/carer supervising one child is recommended but we will allow two children to one parent. This 45 minute session is for walking – 9 years. It’s a chance for them to come into the gym, explore and play on all the gymnastics equipment with their parent. Every week there will be a different themed set up for them to enjoy. Parents will be fully in charge of their child throughout the session but there is 2 qualified coaches on hand to offer any advice. No music will be played during the session.

For more information, please email Trudi Nicholson, Senior Gymnastics Coach, on T.Nicholson@uea.ac.uk.

Sportspark Activity Group

For those with dementia and any other life changing illnesses. A friendly drop-in session for you and your carer where you can chat over a cup of coffee and try your hand at a few activities. The sessions run from 11:15 – 13:00 on the fourth Tuesday of every month. Each session costs £1.50 and carers go free.

Paracise™

45 minute exercise-to-music class. It is gentle, effective and uplifting. The routines are low impact, easy to follow and designed to improve balance, coordination, joint mobility and posture.

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Day Time Price (Gold & Silver members) Price (Bronze members) Pay & Play (non-members)
Thursday 13:00 - 13:45 Free £2.95 £4.65

Special Olympics Norfolk Disability Cycling

Special Olympics Norfolk has teamed up with the Sportspark and Active Norfolk to create a cycling group for children and adults with disabilities. Special Olympics provides sports training and competition for people with learning disabilities, however our cycling group is inclusive and we actively encourage anyone with a disability to attend.

By using specially adapted cycles, the activities are both physically and mentally stimulating and above all fun. Special Olympics cycling sessions are held at the Sportspark track providing a safe environment for our athletes to hone their cycling skills. There will be opportunities to take part in skill and speed training if cyclists are eager to progress to competition

The cycling group will initially run on a monthly basis on Sunday mornings, 10:30am – 12:30pm:

  • 15th March
  • 19th April
  • 14th June
  • 5th July
  • 16th August
  • 20th September
  • 18th October
  • 15th November
  • 13th December

There is a small fee of £1.50 payable at reception.

Special Olympics have a number of adaptive bikes available or you can bring their own, if you prefer.

For more information, please contact Special Olympics by emailing specialolympicsnorfolk@gmail.com or visiting their website.

Activities run by external organisers

There are a number of organisations and groups that host different activities and sports at Sportspark. For more information, please contact the organisers direct.

Special Olympics – Athletics Over 16 – Fridays 11:00-12:00 – £3
Athletics 6-16 – Saturdays 12:00-13:00 – £3
Boccia – Mondays 18:20-19:40 – £3
Cricket – Wednesdays 10:20-11:40 – Free
For more information, please email Special Olympics on specialolympicsnorfolk@gmail.com or visit their website.

Retired Gents Cricket Group – Call James Malt on 01603 621531 or email james.malt@ntlworld.com for details.

Post Cancer Surgery Group – Call Coral Warren on 01953 605208, email pcsgroup@btinternet.com or visit their website.

Parkinson’s Group – Call Joy Raymer on 01603 431757 for details.

University of the Third Age (U3A) Norwich – Call Mike Forrest on 01603 453709 for details.

Parkinson's UK Exercise Group

This group is held at Sportspark every Monday from 2:30pm to 3:30pm and led by Pearl Cooper. The cost per session is £3 per person. Please report and hand your £3 fee to the volunteer in the Sportscafé, prior to attending the exercise session so we have a full attendance record.

This is an enjoyable, mainly seated, exercise -to-music session for people with Parkinson’s. Carers are welcome to attend*.

*For any new attendee who is accompanied by a carer we ask that the carer remain with the attendee for the initial 2 sessions. This allows Pearl to liaise with the carer, if necessary, following her initial assessment.

If anyone has any queries about these arrangements or requires any clarification please do not hesitate to contact Pearl Cooper (01603 455149). We wish to emphasis these arrangements have been put in place for everyone’s safety.

We hope you will join us and look forward to seeing you.

Most people stay and have coffee/tea in the Sportscafé, at a cost of 55p per person. New friendships, as well as support, are formed from this group. Please come along and have a go. No need to book in advance.