Community led cycling projects
A number of cycling projects in Tower Hamlets are led by local community groups and other organisations. The details of some of these projects are shown below:
Cycle FIT, The Jagonari Centre
The Jagonari Centre operates a cycling initiative for mainly Muslim women of Bangladeshi background. The project provides regular cycling sessions for women for whom access is only possible because of the female-only environment and supports them until they have increased confidence to cycle publicly. For more details on the latest cycling projects available through this scheme contact The Jagonari Centre on 020 7375 0520 or visit them at 183-185 Whitechapel Road, E1 1DW.
The Tower Hamlets Cycling Club
This British Cycling Go-Ride Club aims to provide cycling sessions for adults and children of all ages and abilities and has been set up for the benefit of the local community. The Club aims to break down barriers which discourage certain groups from enjoying cycling, such as women from ethnic minorities and people with disabilities. Club bikes are available for all those who don’t have their own, and the rides aim to help you explore the wealth of cycle routes available locally.
Current cycling sessions include: Beginners, Women Only, Disability Rides, Seniors Rides, Youth Racing, Confidence on the Road, Cycle to Work, BMX Kids
Bike Maintenance Workshops also run weekly, where you can bring along your own bike or work on Club bikes, to learn new skills and save money on bike repairs.
Tower Hamlets Cycling Club are also involved in Tower Hamlets BMX Club, an exciting new development which trains young adults in BMX skills, and the Club trains a Racing Team each year for the London Youth Games.
Tower Hamlets Cycling Club is based at Mile End Stadium, Rhodeswell Road, London, E14 7TW.
For details of current cycling sessions/workshops, or any other information, contact Lakhdar Djelloul at: firstname.lastname@example.org or 07961 649463 / 07949 692439
The Club was winner of LCC's London Cycling Award 2010 - "Best Community Cycling Initiative" and winner of Access Sport's "Community Club of the Year" Award 2010.
Tower Hamlets Wheelers are a local cycling campaign group, affiliated to the London Cycling Campaign. The Wheelers aim to encourage more people to cycle, improve conditions for cyclists and to raise the profile of cycling in the East End. The group run monthly cycle maintenance workshops to help equip residents with the skills to maintain their own bikes. The Wheelers also run cycling community projects and organise social rides and events to bring cyclists in the area together. To find out more visit the Wheeler's website.