Below is a list of tried and tested local businesses and trusted organisations and suppliers.

Local Bike Shops and Workshops

View Tube Bikes – Social enterprise offering Hires and Servicing on the south of the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

The Cycleway – nearby Leytonstone shop with excellent customer reviews

Frankenbike – Hackney Wick shop with a great selection of bespoke and vintage bikes + coffee!

Bikeworks – Inspirational all-ability cycling social enterprise located in the Velodrome on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

Great local Cafe’s Bars & Restaurants

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

Mother Works – Juice Bar with wonderful ethics and the highest quality ingredients

Stour Space – Multi-function creative venue/bar/cafe overlooking the canal

Unity Kitchen Cafe – Social enterprise near the Timber Lodge with a family focus

Parts & Consumables

Wiggle – Sports retailer with fairly comprehensive stock of parts

Chain Reaction Cycles – Trusted cycling-specific retailer [now owned by Wiggle]

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

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

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

Stolen Ride – Community focused solution for bike theft

The Best Bike Lock – An excellent resource for locking your bike

Report a Crime – MET Police website for reporting cycle (or other) crime

Cycling Groups and Bodies

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

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

Sustrans – Making cycling an attractive and everyday means of travel

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

Bikeability – Cycle training programme – like cycling proficiency but better

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