Fieldgate Bikes

Rushanara Ali, Member of Parliament for Bethnal Green and Bow, joined female cyclists at the Fieldgate Bike Project awards, hosted at the Jagonari Centre in Whitechapel to celebrate the great successes of the three-month project in engaging women of all ages in cycling. “It is vital that women in Tower Hamlets have the opportunity to ....

improve their health and get fit and the Fieldgate Bike Project is a great example of that.  It is great to see the pride and independence the women have gained from this valuable project.

The Fieldgate Bike Project helps break down barriers between neighbours and also addresses the generation gap, which is vital at a time when older women in our community suffer from loneliness and isolation. I wish the Fieldgate Bike Project every success in the future."

Rushanara Ali MP

“This is an excellent community-led project which has made full use of a relatively limited budget to address all the cycling needs of a deprived local community, including training, maintenance, storage and promotion.  What this project has already achieved in just a short space of time in increasing cycling, particularly amongst residents with no previous cycling experience, is outstanding”

Robert Morton Sustainable Transport Officer at London Borough of Tower Hamlets, 2011 

Cycling Fun Day at Fieldgate Mansions 2012

Residents at Fieldgate Mansions, Whitchapel, took part in a Cycling Fund Day as part of National Bike Week 2012.  The event was organized by Tower Hamlets Council and ArtSpokes and featured a life-sized cycle sculpture and children's artwork competition alongside a cycle repair service and bike maintenance workshop.

Robert Morton, sustainable Transport Officer at Tower Hamlets Council said, "It was encouraging to see so many local children taking an interest in cycling, particularly in learning to repair a bike.  There are definitely some budding cycle mechanics and talented artists amongst the youngsters at Fieldgate".

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