Chain Reaction is our community cycling celebration, where you can get support with maintenance and security, roll around laughing at a 70s cult classic film, and learn some yoga moves to help you on and off the bike.
Happening on 27thOctober , between 10am-4pm the day is packed:
10am-4pm, Courtyard of 17 Old Ford Road
Tower Hamlets Wheelers will be running Dr Bike, giving bikes a bit of TLC.
Yoga for Cyclists
11am-1pm , The Hall, entry via no 17 Old Ford Road
A 2-hour workshop for cyclists to understand how to protect yourself from injury, aches and pains. Suitable for all levels.
Bike Security and Maintenance
1.30pm, The Chapel
The loveable neighbourhood bike shop Paradise Cycles will be demonstrating easy security hacks and basic maintenance tips. Come along to pick up some tips before our film screening.
In 2016, Londoners made 730,000 bicycle journeys per day, equivalent to ten per cent of all bus journeys, and 20 per cent of all tube journeys. And that number keeps rising. This year, the City of London Corporation found that during the morning rush in the City of London the most popular vehicle is now the bicycle.
According to TfL’s 2017 analysis, only 27 per cent of current cycle trips are made by women, and 15 per cent by BAME individuals. It also extends to the number of people travelling together, as most bike trips are made solo, rather than in a group. Many cyclists are commuting on their bikes, and while one in six of the 8.17 million un-cycled trips are commutes, over half of them are for shopping and leisure activities. [ Source]