Wheels4Wings FAQs

Answers to frequently asked questions about the Wheels4Wings World Record event.

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Where will the event be held?

The event will be held at the British Airways Engineering base at the Eastern end of Heathrow Airport. The specific address is: British Airways East Operations base, Heathrow Airport, Vanguard Way, TW6 2PL

When will the event take place?

Friday 23rd November between 11:00 and 16:00.

How do I participate?

Unfortunately, entrance into the ballot to participate has now closed.

Are there any restrictions on participation?

Participants need to be over the age of 16 and be physically fit.

Can I use an electric wheelchair?

No. To comply with the Guinness World Records criteria, all wheelchairs must be manual.

How should I fundraise?

Funds raised for the event will be collected centrally using BT MyDonate. Visit our fundraising page for more information.

Can I bring people with me?

Yes, you can bring up to 2 guests and one carer if you require one.

Are there any accessibility issues I should know about?

The team is currently scoping the event location and will update this answer ASAP.

Can I bring my car?

Yes, further details on car parking will be provided closer to the event.

How do I get to the location via public transport?

The team is currently working this through and will update this answer ASAP.

What should I bring?

Attendees and participants should bring weather-appropriate clothing. Please check the weather forecast in the days leading up to the event and be prepared to bring warm and waterproof clothing! We also encourage people to bring drinks and snacks, however food and beverages will also be available at the event.

Do I need to wear anything specific?

No – just dress weather appropriately!

What will happen if it rains?

The event will still go ahead if it rains. There will be shelter at the site.

What are the terms and conditions of participation?

We will need a team of 100 wheelchair users. Participants don't strictly need to be disabled, but everyone has to be in a wheelchair for the record attempt to count. You may be disabled but not a wheelchair user. We'll provide wheelchairs to those that need them.

If applications are over-subscribed we will hold a ballot and your application may not be successful. If this is the case we will seek every opportunity to keep your details as a reserve, or we may ask you if you'd like to volunteer to help us out on the day.

You must be a minimum of 16 years of age. All wheelchairs must be manual, i.e. self propelled - no powered chairs or chairs designed to be pushed by others are permitted.

All participants will be asked to make a health declaration to indicate that they are physically fit and well enough to take part.

You can bring a carer if you need to and there'll be enough space for a couple of family members to cheer you on as well.

There's some other legal stuff but we'll tell you about that if your application is successful.

Most importantly - if you take part, you'll be expected to raise funds for the event which will go towards Aerobility. We will give you instructions on how to set up your fundraising page once your application has been accepted.