• All Ability
  • What is all ability?
  • All Ability

    What is it?

    At Bikeworks we believe that cycling should be accessible and possible for everyone. Drop-in All Ability Cycling Clubs are designed for people with learning, physical and/or sensory disabilities to enjoy cycling using a range of adapted cycles, including single/tandem tricycles, side-by-side cycles for two or more people, wheelchair platform cycles and go-kart style recumbent cycles. At the Clubs, attendees can cycle around a park/provided space for a certain period of time utilising the adapted cycles mentioned above.

    The clubs are suitable for almost everyone regardless of age, ability or experience level and they are free to access. Unfortunately we cannot cater for very young children due to the size of the cycles, with the youngest approximate age we can accommodate at the clubs being 5 years old. Parents, carers and support workers are encouraged to attend and ride with the people they are supporting. Those with complex needs must be accompanied by a parent, carer or support worker as the club instructors won’t be able to offer one-to-one support for individuals.

    The first time you arrive at a club you will need to register on our database- this usually takes less than one minute. Each time you come to the club after that we will look up your name on the database and add you to the session register.

    You will then choose the type of cycle that you want to ride – the friendly club instructors and volunteers will help you with this. You can then ride your cycle around the park/space provided. The instructors will ask you to come back after a fixed amount of time so that other attendees can have a turn, however if it’s a quiet session and nobody is waiting there is the possibility of riding for longer.

    At our drop-in clubs there is no requirement to book – you can simply turn up on the day to take part! If you are a group of 6+ please email all.ability@bikeworks.org.uk to find out the least busy time to arrive.

    As part of the registration process we will take some basic personal details and you/your parent/carer/support worker will sign a (digital) consent form. The information we ask for is only what is required for safeguarding purposes or monitoring information which will be anonymised and sent to our funders.

    We have volunteering opportunities at the All Ability clubs where you can support a session in a variety of different ways under the supervision of qualified instructors. Some of these are by meeting and greeting attendees, logging attendees into our database, helping to prepare the cycles for the session, performing minor fixes on cycles, and helping to transport the cycles to and from our storage locations.

    To find out more visit our volunteering page!

    All of our clubs are in locations where there are toilets and a cafe nearby, apart from Bush Hill Park and Little Wormwood Scrubs Park which have toilets only, but no cafe.

    Where and when

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    We are in two locations on different days:

    Location 1: The Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park- we set up just outside the Lee Valley VeloPark on Abercrombie Road, E20 3AB.

    Time: Every Tuesday and Thursday from 10am-1:45pm.

    Dates this month:

    • Tuesday 4th January
    • Thursday 6th January
    • Tuesday 11th January
    • Thursday 13th January
    • Tuesday 18th January
    • Thursday 20th January
    • Tuesday 25th January
    • Thursday 27th January

    Location 2: Central Park-  across the path from the Central Park Cafe, E6 3AJ.

    Time: Every Friday from 11am-1pm.

    Dates this month:

    • Friday 7th January
    • Friday 14th January
    • Friday 21st January
    • Friday 28th January

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    Location: Victoria Park- we set up at the Lock House Gate entrance to the Park where Parnell Road meets Jodrell Road, E3 2LA.

    Time: Every Wednesday from 9:30am-1:30pm and alternate Saturdays from 10am-12pm.

    Dates this month:

    • Wednesday 5th January
    • Saturday 8th January
    • Wednesday 12th January
    • Wednesday 19th January
    • Saturday 22nd January
    • Wednesday 26th January

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    Location: Little Wormwood Scrubs Park- we set up at the Dalgarno Gardens entrance to the park where Dalgarno Gardens meets Brewster Gardens, W10 5LL.

    Time: Every Friday from 9:30am-1:30pm and alternate Saturdays from 11am-1pm.

    Dates this month:

    • Friday 7th January
    • Friday 14th January
    • Saturday 15th January
    • Friday 21st January
    • Friday 28th January
    • Saturday 29th January

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    Location: Inwood Park- we set up at the main entrance to the park on Inwood Road, TW3 1XA.

    Time: Every Saturday from 10:30am-12:30pm.

    Dates this month:

    • Saturday 8th January
    • Saturday 15th January
    • Saturday 22nd January
    • Saturday 29th January

    NOTE: This club is only for Hounslow residents and requires a booking to be made in advance to attend. To book a slot, please contact all.ability@bikeworks.org.uk or call 0208 980 7998 and dial option 3. 

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    We are in two locations on different days:

    Location 1: Leyton Jubilee Park- we set up at the Marsh Lane entrance to the park, E10 7BL. 

    Time: Alternate Saturdays from 10am-12pm.

    Dates this month:

    • Saturday 15th January
    • Saturday 29th January

    Location 2: Higham Hill Park- we set up at the Hetcham Close entrance to the park, E17 5PX. 

    Time: Alternate Saturdays from 10am-12pm.

    Dates this month:

    • Saturday 8th January
    • Saturday 22nd January

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    Location: Bush Hill Park- we set up next to the Public Outdoor Gym in the park, closest entrance on Cecil Avenue, EN1 1PA. 

    Time: Every Monday from 10am-3pm.

    Dates this month:

    • Monday 10th January
    • Monday 17th January
    • Monday 24th January
    • Monday 31st January