Author Topic: WHEELS PROJECT  (Read 514 times)


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« on: November 01, 2021, 04:27:31 PM »
This is closed down. Very sad for me because I was the first person to sketch out plans. It was a learning project
for offenders to learn to drive or ride cars and bikes.
Norman Mansel learned to drive and then race cars there.
Nearly all work done by offenders also learning about  landscape work and how to repair cars and bikes.
A great success now a dump.
I really could cry.
A few years ago West Wales Probation service invited me to a general meeting of the crime prevention
service. They asked me to talk about the wheels project. At the end the chief probation officer said we have
a big surprise for you Gerald. Six of your good friends from Birmingham are on the back row. You worked with these officers on many projects in the Midlands. A great thank you.


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« Reply #1 on: November 03, 2021, 09:32:03 AM »
Very sad Gerald, but you know, think of all those people that were able to use this facility and benefit from it, you were part of that. There will be a % that made good and never offended again.

Keep your chin up Brummie lad O0


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« Reply #2 on: November 11, 2021, 12:20:43 PM »
I spent some very happy times at Wheels, I was secretary of Birmingham Wheels Bmx club run by Chris Lawther in the 1980s
Youngsters from all over the UK came to race there

Wheels hosted some very popular race meetings including internationals.


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