Cycling in Tower Hamlets
Cycling is an efficient, cheap, healthy, non-polluting mode of
transport. Tower Hamlets Council wishes to encourage cycling to
help improve mobility, reduce traffic congestion, and improve
health in the borough.
The Council provides a programme of free adult cycle training
programme for anyone who lives, works or studies in Tower
Hamlets. All levels, from complete beginner, to experienced
cyclist, are catered for and bicycles can be provided if
required. To book your free lesson please contact Bikeworks
on 0207 364 4001 (then option 1) or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
To find out about current cycling and walking schemes in Tower
Hamlets read our latest newsletter.
Barclays Cycle Hire bikes are now available across most of
Tower Hamlets, as well as central London. Full details can be found
There will be a network of over 100 Barclays Cycle Hire docking
stations in Tower Hamlets, providing 2,700 docking points and over
2,000 bikes. Find out more about Barclays cycle hire.
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 club is free to attend and open to all, regardless of age
or ability. Find out more.
Cycle map and route development
The Tower Hamlets cycle
map (pdf, 1.5mb) can be viewed here (You need Adobe Acrobat to
view this map, which you can download for free). The map
also contains details of Barclays Cycle Hire docking stations in
The council is committed to new cycle routes being introduced
wherever possible, in accordance with London wide initiatives. This
work is taking place in partnership with adjoining boroughs and
other organisations. We have made the safety and convenience of
cyclists a priority in the design and implementation of all new
traffic management measures and new developments.
Most recently we have worked with Transport for London on
bringing Barclays Cycle Superhighways through the borough, and the
Council is currently developing the Connect 2 route which makes use
of off-road links and quieter roads to link Bow to Bethnal
Several community groups in the Borough offer a variety of
cycling programmes including led rides, maintenance
workshops, cycle training and other activities. Find out more about community led cycling
If you would like to make a request for on-street cycle
parking or residential cycle parking please contact email@example.com
For details of individual cycle lockers on residential
estates that can be rented out, see http://www.cyclemanagement.co.uk/lockers.aspx.