All Ability Cycling Club
Residents of all ages and abilities in Tower Hamlets can now take advantage of the new and improved All Ability Cycling Club, funded by Tower Hamlets Council and run by Bikeworks in Victoria Park. The All Ability Club has been awarded London 2012 Inspire Mark status. This recognises the effect of the Olympics on developing the Club and the contribution of the programme to the legacy of the 2012 games in this community
The Inspire Mark programme recognises those projects that “increase participation in grassroots sports, sport competition and physical activity”. The Club is a fun place to meet, get some exercise and have a go on different kinds of bikes.
The adult All Ability Club meets on alternate Saturday afternoons from 1pm to 3pm. A new Junior All Ability Club (under 16s plus family and carers) runs from 12pm to 1pm before the adult sessions.
Club dates in 2011
The club is free to attend and open to all, regardless of age or ability. There are a range of bicycles available for participants, including hand cycles, wheelchair bicycles, tandems, scooters, two wheelers and much more.
Sessions take place opposite the Gunmakers Lane entrance to Victoria Park. Details can be obtained by calling Bikeworks on 020 8980 7998 or at http://www.bikeworks.org.uk.
In response to demand from participants, free ‘one to one’ sessions outside of Club times are also now available, either on Thursday afternoons or at other times on requests. Sessions last one hour and are an ideal opportunity for participants to gain confidence and develop skills with focussed support.
Both the Club and individual sessions operate with fully qualified cycling instructors who create a relaxed, fun atmosphere while responding to individual riders needs.