Tower Hamlets Cycling Programmes
Cycle training through the Bikeability syllabus
At Bikeworks we are committed to supporting local people and creating as diverse a group of cyclists as possible. We know that getting on a bike and cycling in London can still be daunting. For this reason we deliver cycle training through the ‘Bikeability’ syllabus (previously cycling proficiency tests). Whether you are a complete beginner who has never cycled before, or a seasoned commuter looking to brush up your road safety skills, we are more than happy to help out! For more information about Bikeability please see www.bikeability.org.uk
CYCLE TRAINING FOR ADULTS
We can provide FREE cycle training to any adult that lives, works or studies in Tower Hamlets!
You are eligible for up to five hours of free cycle training with us, on your own or with a friend! Sessions will usually start either from our Bethnal Green shop or Victoria Park, but should you prefer, can start from an off-road area close to your home or workplace.
You can borrow a bike from our shop free of charge, as well as a helmet and high-vis if you wish to wear one. We have time slots during the week, as well as the weekend. We also offer evening sessions throughout the year.
If you are a community group or workplace based in Tower Hamlets, we are also more than happy to offer individual as well as group cycle training! To book complete the form below. You will have to pay a £5 deposit refundable at the end of your training.
Once this is completed you will be directed to a portal to book your training session time and instructor.
FAMILY CYCLE TRAINING
In half-term holidays for Tower Hamlets schools, Bikeworks offers training specifically to encourage families to enjoy cycling together. Held in Victoria Park between 10am – 12pm, these fun group sessions are delivered by trained instructors. Bicycles (including balance bikes) and helmets are provided should you not have your own. To receive email updates on when and where the next sessions are being held, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0208 9807 998 (Mon – Fri 9-5.30).
CYCLE TRAINING FOR SCHOOLS
We deliver school cycle training in Tower Hamlets through the Bikeability syllabus. Alongside this we are able to provide specialist interventions which can be bought individually or as a package. These include: Level 0 training – whilst Level 1 is perfect for some cyclists, many of the children we work with struggle to get to that level. To combat this we have developed a Level 0 course which covers basic balance and getting on a bike. It’s a perfect entry point to further learning. Bike Swap Shops – children grow out of bikes quickly and buying new bikes can be expensive. To support families we run bike swap shops where bikes can be exchanged for a bigger size. Balance Bikes – we are able to provide schools with balance bikes so that children can learn balance techniques ahead of cycling on a bike with pedals.
ALL ABILITY CYCLING
We also run an All Ability Cycling programme in Tower Hamlets. All Ability is designed to be truly inclusive and we have a range of adapted bikes including hand-cycles, adult tricycles, recumbents, tandems, car bikes and loads more.
Read more about our All Ability Programme