Friends and Great Places

On this page you will find links to our partner organisations- those who offer resources and programs that you may wish to explore for your Wellbeing, including volunteer programs that may be of interest. You can also see stories of people who have enjoyed taking part in the program so far.

If you would like your organisation to feature on this page please contact us through our Enquiry Form. If you want to join in the fun, then book a place now!

Read Case Studies from previous participants on the Cycling for Wellbeing Program:

Kulsum from Newham here

Kiran from Newham here

Lynn from Tower Hamlets here

Learn about partnerships we have had with special interest groups organisations:

We partnered with the City &
Hackney Wellbeing Network- learn more about the referral system here

Hear about the impact of Cycling for Wellbeing on one of our previous course Particpant's Kiran.

He was interviewed on BBC Radio London's Jo Good show along with our CEO Jim Blakemore. 

Listen here (go straight to 2h 08m into the program to skip the discussion of the royal family and hear our interview!)

In a perfect society, deaf people would be able to readily access mainstream services and have equal opportunities to their hearing peers.  However, this is not the case.  This is why deafPLUS exists. 

deafPLUS vision is an accessible world for deaf people, with barriers to participation and opportunity removed. 
Their mission is to empower deaf people to take control of their own lives, by developing their potential and supporting them to achieve independence.   

The Canals and Rivers Trust- Lots of great information to help you explore the waterways of East London and beyond, including a volunteering program you can join. A great way to feed your wellbeing.  

Empowering women by introducing them to the joys of cycling- JoyRiders!

Family rides, commuting rides and fun rides every week, led by women, for women!

The City and Hackney Wellbeing Network (CHWBN) offers high-quality free support to help people prevent the onset of mental health problems and alleviate issues such as stress, anxiety and low mood

They also offer support to adults with severe and enduring mental health conditions including a fantastic range of courses and classes

We love this program on BBC i-player- The Truth About...Improving your mental health. 

It looks scientifically at the impact of physical exercise and brain stimulation on our sense of wellbeing...all of which are elements incorporated into the Cycling for Wellbeing program.

Trowbridge Gardens

Based in Hackney Wick, close to the Olympic Park Trowbridge Centre has been transformed into a creative work place, offering a range or artists studios and offices, a café, a fitness club, gardens, and a gallery.

Take part in Cretive activities, Gardening, Mindfulness.

Trowbridge gardens also coordinates the Men’s Shed in collaboration with Wick Award- a workshop that helps men over 50s mental health by getting them involved in gardening.

The Health Tree at St Margaret's House: a variety of engaging, fun, life enhancing wellbeing activities for adults of all ages- low cost, affordable classes, workshops, talks and events in yoga, Pilates, dance, diet, acupuncture and more.

Our Parklife- Connecting local people to the Olympic Park through volunteering, training and employment. They run amazing historical guided tours of the Park and an awesome Volunteer program.
The Cycling for Wellbeing program is influenced by the NHS 5 Steps to Wellbeing. Many other resources are also available to look into, such as the Mood Self Assesment and information about the mindfulness techniques taught on the program.

Bikeworks has our own Bike Shop where you can get reasonably priced 2nd hand. reconditioned bikes, or take your bike for a service. Its in the home were we started out- Cambridge HEath Road in Bethnal Green.   

Peddle My Wheels for those who dont yet have their own bike

They have a Try Before You Bike scheme so you can test a bike for a month and see if it works for you and then either give it back or continue, or even try another style bike for yourself.

Available in East and West London

Cargo bikes are great alternatives to the car and can be used for any journey from the school run to shopping trips, and are perfect for local goods deliveries too.

Enjoy Waltham Forest have a range of cargo bikes available to loan for up to three weeks, free of charge, which will allow you to see how they could fit into your day-to-day life.

WEST LONDON - Wormwood Scrubs

Open Age champion an active life for older people, working across Kensington and Chelsea, Westminster and Hammersmith and Fulham.

They run group social cycling sessions and complete beginner cycling sessions for 50+ year old people. Email Sam to find out more or call him on 07799 369713.

Dalgarno Trust has a range of programs:

Healthworks Enables: works with a number of organisations that represent the BAME community across Kensington and Chelsea. Fitness classes (Zumba, Yoga, Women only boxing), Access to Health and social services, Diet and nutrition programmes, Emotional wellbeing such as self-empowerment, life coaching and mindfulness.

They also have Volunteer programs you can get involved in: 

  • Community Champions: local people who volunteer to connect local communities and residents with local services.
  • VIP (Volunteering in partnership): aims to redress the trend in the growing number of people feeling socially isolated and lonely.