Cycling grew as a leisure pursuit during lockdowns, with cycle shops remaining open as essential services and many being inundated with requests for repairs and equipment as people took to the streets on two wheels.

It was also one of the activities we could still offer as a socially distanced, outdoor activity that improves health and wellbeing.

The occasion of Bike Week (30th May – 5th June) enabled us to promote some brilliant bike related activities that our community can get involved in.

Active Together

Our Active Together team runs a free family cycling class each Saturday in the Olympic park (places subject to availability).

When: Every Saturday, 10.30am-11.30am

Where: View Tube, Olympic Park, Marshgate Lane, E15 2PJ

Contact Drew to book your place: 07889755864

Communities Driving Change

Our CDC team hosts a community cycle ride, created by residents for residents of Tower Hamlets. The group is free and by joining in you’ll get to exercise, explore your local area, meet like minded people and improve your cycling skills.

Bikes and helmets are supplied free of charge for the first 3 months (a small fee is charged after this period) but you are also welcome to bring your own.

When: Mondays 10am-11.30am

Where: View Tube, Olympic Park, Marshgate Lane, E15 2PJ

To register, email

Partners and associates in cycling

Poplar Harca

Poplar Harca offer lots of cycling activities for residents of all boroughs. Take a look at what’s available and register using the email address on this flyer.

Cycle Sisters

Cycle Sisters is an award-winning charity that aims to inspire and enable Muslim women to cycle. Their groups provide support, role models and regular opportunities for Muslim women to cycle. They work with local and national cycling organisations to tackle stereotypes to make cycling more inclusive. Find out more.


Bikeworks is a social enterprise cycling support group which offers physical exercise and social connection for people experiencing a range of physical and mental health issues, including those who are socially isolated.

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