Terms of Use

Terms of Use

Last updated:  9 May 2011

These Terms of Use ("Terms") govern your use of The Wheels Project ("We, Us, Our") website "Website")'.  By using the Website you are indicating your acceptance of these Terms.  We may change the Terms at any time by putting amended Terms on the Website.  If you do not accept these Terms please do not use the Website.

Prohibited Uses

The Website must not be used in a derogatory manner or in any manner which may adversely affect Our reputation.

You may use the Website only for lawful purposes.  You may not use the Website:

  • in any way that breaches any applicable local, national or international law or regulation;
  • in any way that is unlawful or fraudulent, or has any unlawful or fraudulent purpose or effect;
  • to send, knowingly receive, upload, download, use or re-use any material which does not comply with these Terms.
  • to transmit, or procure the sending of, any solicited or unauthorised advertising or promotional material or any other form of similar solicitation (spam); or
  • to knowingly transmit any data send or upload any material that contains viruses, Trojan horses, worms, time-bombs, keystroke loggers, spyware, hardware or any other harmful programmes or similar computer code designed to adversely affect the operation of any computer software or hardware.

You also agree:

  • not to reproduce, duplicate, copy or re-sell any part of the Website; or
  • not to access without authority, interfere with, damage or disrupt any part of the Website, any equipment or network on which the Website is stored, any software used in the provision of the Website; or any equipment or network or software owned or used by any third party.

Hacking and Offences

You must not attempt to gain unauthorised access to the Website, the server on which the Website is stored or any server, computer or database connected to the Website.  You must not attack the Website via a denial-of-service attack of a distributed denial-of-service attack.

By breaching this provision, you would commit a criminal offence under the Computer Misuse Act 1990.  We will report any such breach to the relevant law enforcement authorities and will co-operate with those authorities by disclosing your identity to them.  In the event of such a breach, your right to use the Website will cease imediately.

We will not be liable for any loss or damage caused by a distributed denial-of-service attack, viruses or other technologically harmful material that may infect your computer equipment, computer programmes, data or other proprietary material due to your use of the Website or to your downloading of any material posted on it, or on any website linked to it.

Intellectual Property

We are the owner of the licensee, as the case may be, of all intellectual property rights in the Website.  This includes, without limitation, trade marks, copyright, database rights, rights in designs, rights in know-how, patents and rights in inventions, whether registered or unregistered.

The information and images contained on the Website are the property of Us or Our licensors and are protected by copyright laws.  All software used on the Website is the property of Us or Our software suppliers and is protected by copyright laws.  The content of the Website may not be distributed, modified, reproduced in whole or in part without Our prior written permission.

You acknowledge and accept that your use of the Website does not confer any title or right of ownership to the Website or the underlying software or databases, or any part of it, nor any intellectual property rights to or with regard to the Website, underlying software or databases.

Our status (and that of any identified contributors) as the author of material on the Website must always be acknowledged.

Although you are permitted to download any of the downloadable content on this Website, if you print off, copy or download any part of the Website in breach of these Terms, your right to use the Website will cease imemdiately and you must, at Our option, return or destroy any copies of the materials you have made.

Information Gathering

You may not use any data gathering or data extraction tools, such as robots, on Our Website without Our prior written permission.

Changes to the Website

We aim to update the Website regularly, and may change the content at any time.  If the need arises, We may suspend access to the Website, or close it indefinitely.  Any of the material on the Website may be out of date at any given time, and We are under no obligation to update such material.


While We have taken care in preparing the contents of the Website and except as set out below, We do not accept any responsibility for any loss or damage arising out of or in connection with the use of the Website including, without limitation, indirect or consequential loss or damage, loss of anticipated revenues, loss of business opportunities, loss of goodwill, loss of data or damage to reputation.  Nothing in these Terms shall operate to limit or exclude Our liability for:

  • death or personal injury caused by Our negligence; or
  • for fraud (including, but not limited to, fraudulent misrepresentation).

We do not guarantee that access to and use of the Website will be uninterrupted or error-free.  From time to time We may suspend or restrict access to the Website in order to carry out repairs, maintenance or to introduce new facilities.  We do not warrant that the information on the Website is accurate or complete and are not responsible for checking that information is accurate or complete.

Mention of third party products, services, companies and websites on the Website is for information purposes only and constitutes neither an endorsement nor a recommendation.

The Website contains links to websites run by other organisations.  Whilst every effort is made to check the content and accuracy of the websites We link to, We take no responsibility for information contained on websites maintained by other organisations or for action taken as a result of information contained on websites maintained by other organisations.


You agree to indemnify Us and keep Us indemnified from and against all costs, expenses (including, but not limited to, legal and other professional fees and expenses) losses, damages and other liabilities (of whatever nature, whether contractual, tortious or otherwise) suffered or incurred by Us and arising out of or in connection with any breach of these Terms of the Privacy Policy by you, save to the extent that any such costs, expenses, losses, damages or other liabilities were caused or contributed to by any negligence or breach of these Terms by Us.


Please review the Privacy Policy for information on how We collect and use your personal information.  The Privacy Policy forms part of these Terms.


You may not frame the Website without Our prior permission.

Other Websites and Services

You agree that any third party websites which you access through the Website are not under Our control and We are not responsible in any way for any of their content.  You agree that We will not be party to any transaction or contract with any third party that you may enter into and We will not be liable to you for any loss or damage which you may suffer by using those third party websites and services.  You agree you will not involve Us in any dispute you may have with any such third party website or service.


You may link to our home page, provided you do so in a way that is fair and legal and does not damage our reputation or take advantage of it, but you must not establish a link in such a way as to suggest any form of association, approval or endorsement on our part where none exists.

You must not establish a link from any website that is not owned by you.

If you wish to make any use of material on the Website other than that set out above, please address your request to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Changes to the Terms

We may revise these Terms of use at any time by amending this page.  You are expected to check this page from time to time to take notice of any changes made, as they are binding to you.  Some of the provisions contained in these terms of use may also be superseded by provisions or notices published elsewhere on the Website.

Suspension and Termination

We will determine your use of the Website, at Our discretion, where there has been a breach of these Terms through your use of the Website.  When a breach of these Terms has occurred, We may take such action as We deem appropriate.

Failure to comply with these Terms constitutes a material breach of the Terms upon which you are permitted to use the Website, and may result in our taking all or any of the following actions:

  • immediate, temporary or permanent withdrawal of your right to use the Website
  • issue of a warning to you; or
  • disclosure of such information to law enforcement authorities as We reasonably feel is necessary.

We exclude liability for actions taken in resonse to breaches of these Terms.  The responses described in these Terms are not limited, and We may take any other action which We reasonably deem appropriate.


If any provision in these Terms is declared void or unenforceable by any court or other body of competent jurisdiction, or is otherwise rendered so by any applicable law, such provision shall to the extent of such invalidity or unenforceability be deemed severable and all other provisions of these Terms not affected by such invalidity or unenforceability shall remain in full force and effect.


No delay or failure by Us in enforcing any provision in these Terms shall be deemed to be a waiver of create a precedent or in any way prejudice Our rights under these Terms.

Jurisdiction and Governing Law

These Terms shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of England.  Any dispute (including of a non-contractual nature) arising under these terms and conditions shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about these Terms please contact us:

David Glossop

31-32 Bonville Road, Brislington, Bristol BS4 5QH

Tel:  0117 971 1711

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Course Content

Community Vehicle Programmes usually take place once a week over three academic terms and are designed to follow on directly from our Kick Start Karts and Kick Start+ Servicing programmes (each of 1 term duration).

It is our recommendation that students complete at least the Kick Start Karts programme whilst in Year 10 with the Kick Start+ Servicing and Community Vehicle Programmes following on in Year 11, starting in term 1 and finishing at the end of term 4 so as not to compromise exam timetables.

Have a look at our intake dates in Kick Start Karts & Kick Start+ Servicing

They consist of one 2.5 hour session plus a driving activity during the last session of each term (up to five in all) which will include go-kart racing at TeamSport, Avonmouth and driving skills in the Project's vehicle on private ground.

All learners on the Community Vehicle programme compete for The Wheels' Karting Cup held over 5 rounds.

Each group will be helped to identify, purchase and prepare a suitable vehicle that will be gifted to an appropriate community organisation (local, national or international).

This course is nationally accredited and students can work towards modules in the OCR's National Skills Profile in Motor Vehicle Studies (Entry 3 level).

Students may complete the following modules:

  • Carry out a basic investigation of the motor vehicle industry.
  • Help to identify and purchase a suitable vehicle with assistance from Supervisors.
  • Recognise the importance of safety procedures in the workplace.
  • Find out about the structure of motor vehicles.
  • Use tools and equipment correctly.
  • Carry out basic repair and maintenance tasks.
  • Establish a list of modifications required to suit the conditions where the vehicle is to be used.
  • The course will be accredited by the Oxford Cambridge and RSA (OCR) National Skills Profile in Motor Vehicle Studies.
  • Our Training Officer and Officers from the Emergency Services will co lead discussions lasting approximately 40 minutes during part of this course including the following topics:    Driving and the Law, Risks and Consequences, Values and Attitudes, Victim Awareness
  • Students will compete for The Wheels' Karting Cup awarded for attendance, safe driving and results from each Karting event.


First Term

    Week 1
  • Aims & Objectives
    Weeks 2 - 5
  • Review OCR modules and awards.
  • Initial Assessment of Vehicle Repair/
  • Maintenance/Conversion
  • Introduction to welding/fabrication and engine components ID and function.
Wheels' Classroom:
    Week 1
  • Identify potential beneficiary community group and their needs.
    Weeks 2 - 5
  • Introduction (profiles and roles).
  • Initial Assessment & Planning the renovation
  • Vehicle Documentation.
  • Presentation by potential recipient organisations.
  • Identify sources/Identify vehicle/Buying vehicle.
  • Set up links with twin schools/local communities (done in school)


Week 6

  • Karting at TeamSport.

Second Term

  • Repair/Maintenance/Conversion Costing
Wheels' Classroom:
  • Week 1 - Review of Last Term
  • OCR evidencing
  • Planning
  • Recording worksheets
  • Recording cost of preparation
  • Basic First Aid/Manual Lifting
  • Karting

Third Term

  • Servicing/Maintenance/Conversion
  • MOT Preparation
Wheels' Classroom:
  • Week 1 - Review of Last Term
  • Visit to vehicle museum
  • Presentation to community group (visit is optional)
  • OCR evidencing
  • Personal review
  • Evaluation of Programme
  • Karting
  • Presentation of Karting Cup
Community Vehicle



  • OCR's  National Skills Profile in Motor Vehicle Studies
  • In-house Completion Certificate


The Wheels Project Ltd
31-32 Bonville Road
Bristol BS4 5QH

Tel: 0117 971 1711
Contact: David Glossop, General Manager
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Conditions of Attendance

Attendance on this programme is dependent on learners' succesful completion of our Kick Start Karts and Kick Start Plus Servicing courses.

Learner's behaviour should be causing concern to group leaders and they should exhibit at least three of the following factors:

  • Aged between 15 and 16 (Year 11) - or older
  • Anti-social behaviour
  • Poor educational record
  • Truanting
  • Exclusion from school
  • Unemployment
  • Involvement in illegal drugs
  • Criminal record



  • Transport of students is not provided by the Project.


  • The karting event will take place during the last session of each term, exclusively for your group.  It is held at TeamSport, Third Way, Avonmouth (tel:  0845 109 109).
  • All students who complete the course may (see the three bullet points below) be eligible to participate in the karting event.  To comply with TeamSport's rules and regulations students must be aged 14 on the day in order to take part in the race laps.  Thos who are under 14 will be able, instead, to take part in timed lap sessions.
  • A student will be excluded from the karting session if he/she has been absent for more than two sessions during the term.
  • Wheels' Supervisors have the discretion to bar a student from attending the karting session, on the grounds of safety, if that student's behaviour throughout the course has caused sufficient concern.  The student will be informed of this decision during the last session at Wheels prior to karting.
  • A student will not be able to attend the karting event if he/she has not returned the signed parent/guardian consent form (given out during the first session at Wheels) by the week before karting at the latest.
  • At least one member of staff from the referral organisation must be present at the karting session and he/she must be sufficiently familiar with the students to manage effectively any incidents that may occur during the event.
  • One member of staff accompanying a group will be able to take part in the karting, provided there are at least two members of staff present representing that organisation.


  • No alcohol or illegal drugs are allowed and anyone suspected of being under the influence will be excluded for that session.
  • Students who repeatedly break the rules agreed in week 1 will be warned by our Supervisors, their referring supervisor notified and may be excluded from the group permanently if that behaviour continues.
  • Violent behaviour will result in immediate removal from the course.
  • Students will be warned against bullying behaviour and will be removed from the course if this behaviour persists.

Method of Referral

  • Bookings can only be taken for groups of students, ie individual referrals cannot be accommodated.
  • Students may be from different schools but will be from the same cluster group of schools.
  • Students will be at least 15 years old.
  • A maximum of 8 students per course.

Past Recipients of Community Vehicle Programme Vehicles

  • Kinderdorf Bottrop Technical School in the Gambia (St George Community College) - 2002
  • Farms for City Children (The Meriton) - 2002
  • Lords Mead Vocational College in Uganda (St Mary Redcliffe & Temple School) - 2003
  • St John Ambulance in Clevedon (Rathbone Training) - 2003
  • Farms for City Children (The Meriton) - 2003
  • Wick Court, South Gloucestershire (St Mary Redcliffe & Temple School) - 2004
  • Farms for City Children (The Meriton) - 2004
  • Bournville Day & Community Centre, Weston-super-Mare (Rathbone Training) - 2004
  • Avon and Somerset Cliff & Rescue Team (Weston Education Partnership) - 2005
  • The Meriton (The Meriton) - 2005
  • Jane Goodall Institute's Chimpanzee Sanctuary, The Congo (Brislington Enterprise College) - 2005
  • The Monkey Sanctuary, Looe, Cornwall (Brislington Enterprise College) - 2006
  • Goblin Combe Environmental Centre, North Somerset (Weston Education Partnership) - 2006
  • Spitalfields City Farm, London (The Meriton) - 2007
  • re:works (re:grow), Bristol (The Meriton) - 2009
  • The Meriton (The Meriton) - 2010
  • RSPCA, Stapeley Grange (South Glos W2L) - 2010
  • Grounds4change
  • Holly Hedge Animal Sanctuary
  • Banwell Equestrian Centre

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