Bikeworks will run the first fully inclusive cycling competition from the London community track in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, next to The London Stadium (West Ham United) on the 12th April 2018 from 10.00am - 4pm. Spectators welcome and entry is free.

Riders have been invited from across London and the South East, including special educational needs schools, day services and other support networks. Riders will go head to head using bikes that include recumbents, tandem tricycles, handcycles and two wheelers. (see pictures below)

East London social enterprise Bikeworks  is expecting 100 riders to take part in the day long competition. Races will be run over 3 distances 1km, 2km & 5km and all riders will take a qualifying time trial to position them for the race heats.

Bikeworks CEO Jim Blakemore; “We are extremely excited to be running the first of two competitions over 2018 from the London Community Track. Bikeworks is passionate about inclusive sport and using the legacy created from the London 2012 Games we will continue to create opportunities for everyone. The event will bring groups of people together who are possibly the least active, to create an accessible, fun and competitive environment in a truly inspirational location.”

Tom French, Project Director from Mace, said: “We’re very proud to back bikeworks and particularly thrilled to be able to support this fantastic event. Mace has been involved in the Queen Elizabeth Park since the beginning, and this is precisely the sort of legacy that we hoped the London 2012 Games would deliver. Good luck to all the competitors and we look forward to seeing everyone at the London Stadium on the day!”

Bikeworks was founded 11 years ago and is an East London social enterprise originally set up by local people who were inspired when London won the bid to host the 2012 Olympic Games. Using the bicycle as a tool of engagement, Bikeworks has a shop in Bethnal Green and runs three All Ability Hubs across London and has recently added a new mobile outreach unit, providing access and opportunities to people who are physically inactive, with focus on supporting children and adults with learning and physical disabilities. Last year Bikeworks delivered 6,244 sessions across London.