Paralympic champions Jody Cundy and Danny Crates join cycling session for disabled at Olympic Park
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Paralympic champions Jody Cundy and Danny Crates joined more than a hundred people at a taster session aimed at getting disabled people cycling.
The athletes took part in an All Ride session at the Olympic Park in Stratford last Saturday trying out a range of bicycles designed for disabled people, including hand cycles, recumbents and tricycles.
The session was put on by the social enterprise Bikeworks, based in Cambridge Heath Road, Bethnal Green, in collaboration with the London Legacy Development Corporation, overseeing the Park.
Paralympic swimmer Jody Cundy, who took bronze at the London Games, said: “Following the amazing success of the 2012 Paralympics it is great to see opportunities for disabled people living in east London to take up disability sport. I really enjoyed coming along to share my experience of competing in the Games and hopefully inspire a future Paralympian to try disability sport.”
Tower Hamlets’ resident Barbara Albert, who took part in the event, said: “It was a fantastic day, very friendly and everyone was involved, there was no discrimination. Everyone enjoyed the photos with Jody Cundy.”
Allride is funded by the Legacy Corporation as part of its promise to deliver a paralympic sporting legacy for east London.