Chain Reaction was our community cycling celebration, where cyclists got support with maintenance and security, rolled around laughing at a 70s cult classic film, and learnt some yoga moves to help you on and off the bike.

Having happened on 27th October , between 10am-4pm the day was packed:


Dr Bike

11am-4pm, Courtyard of 17 Old Ford Road


Tower Hamlets Wheelers ran Dr Bike, giving bikes a bit of TLC.


Yoga for Cyclists

11am-1pm , The Hall, entry via no 17 Old Ford Road

Pay what you can (suggested £5-15), via Eventbrite

A 2-hour workshop where cyclists learnt how to protect themselves from injury, aches and pains. Suitable for all levels.


Bike Security and Maintenance

1.30pm, The Chapel


The loveable neighbourhood bike shop Paradise Cycles demonstrated easy security hacks and basic maintenance tips.


Breaking Away screening

2pm, The Chapel

£4 via Eventbrite

A 1970’s American classic, which portrays four youths at the crossroads to adulthood, one of whom has designs to join the Italian cycling team.


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]