LCC-funded cycling provider wins Special Olympics accreditation

Photo Bikeworks go for a spin in the park

Community cycling provider Bikeworks has received official accreditation to the Special Olympics Programme, allowing more athletes with learning disabilities to get active.

Based in the East End, Bikeworks has created a structured training programme for potential athletes, providing them with an opportunity to take part in sport, regardless of ability.

Individuals are invited to twice-monthly Saturday sessions for the chance to compete at regional or national events.

Support from Tower Hamlets council
The initiative is being partly run through the Tower Hamlets ‘Healthy Borough Programme’.

Bikeworks already encourages cyclists with disabilities through its All Ability Club, which was created with funding administered by LCC. The club provides adapted bicycles, tricycles and recumbents.

Club providing opportunities
The Special Olympics Great Britain is a member of the Olympics Family and is recognised by the International Olympics Committee.

For more information and to apply for one of the four to six places available each fortnight contact Bikeworks or visit the website (see link on the right hand side).