Recommended

Local Bike Shops and Workshops

View Tube Bikes – Social enterprise offering Hires and Servicing

Pave Velo – Family run shop focused on Sales and Servicing

Skinny Eric’s – Hackney Wick shop with a great selection of rare and vintage parts

Cycle Surgery – Sales and Servicing by the Velodrome

 

Nearby Workshops

Hackney Bike Workshop – Helping cyclists fix their own bikes

 

Parts & Consumables

Wiggle – Sports retailer with fairly comprehensive stock of parts

Chain Reaction Cycles – Trusted cycling-specific retailer

SJS Cycles – Cycle-specific retailer with very good stock of parts

Green Oil – Environmentally friendly oils and greases (what we use)

 

Great Cafe’s Bars & Restaurants

Unity Kitchen Cafe – Healthy cafe located in the nearby Timber Lodge (cycle racks directly outside, a few sockets to charge phones/GPS systems – also the nearest public loos!)

Sawmill Cafe – Great cafe in Stratford with reasonable prices, good food and great coffee

Shanes on Canalside – Amazing food, much of which is locally sourced and/or foraged

Grow – Independent canal-side bar, restaurant and creative space

 

Cycling Groups and Bodies

Cycling UK – Championing all forms of cycling for over 130 years

Sustrans – Making cycling an attractive and everyday means of travel

British Cycling – The Nations largest cycling organisation and national governing body for cycle sports

LCC – Charity with a large membership acting as the Voice for cyclists in London

Bikeability – Cycle training programme – like cycling proficiency but better

Cycle Training UK – A leading provider of on-road cycle training

 

Safety and Security

Bike Register – The UK’s national, police approved, marking scheme

Sold Secure – Approved [Gold Std] locks (search ‘Bicycle Products’)

Find That Bike – Shows all bikes for sale on Gumtree or EBay