Falkirk Wheelers is Scotland's only group dedicated to all things wheeled. We're fans of roller 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 roller skating sessions indoors too.
We originate from a group of friends who have skated and cycled together since the 1970s. Falkirk Wheelers was officially founded in January 2013 and things have gone from strength to strength since. We are run by a group of regulars who dedicate their free time to keep things rolling for everyone. We're currenly looking for more people to join us to promote what we do and to make wheeling more mainstream throughout the country.
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 rollerskating sessions in Denny Sports Centre. Obviously things are different at the moment so keep an eye on our news updates, social media and Facebook group.
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 The Skate People, Don or Allan at TrySkating for Glasgow 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 COVID-19 we're planning on the sports centres being closed until around October so we're treating the lockdown as an extended summer break. We are now allowed to meet outdoors with people from up to five households to a maximum of fifteen while social distancing. Feel free to join our outdoor skate-ride-roll Facebook group to stay up to date with our outings. Please read our rules before joining.
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.
4 Stadium Way, Grangemouth, Falkirk FK2 9EE.