Paralympic champions Jody Cundy and Danny Crates join cycling session for disabled at Olympic Park

The ' All Ride Celebration Event ', a free disability cycling event at the View Tube with Paralympic

The ' All Ride Celebration Event ', a free disability cycling event at the View Tube with Paralympic Medalists Jody Cundy and Danny Crates. - Credit: submitted

Paralympic champions Jody Cundy and Danny Crates joined more than a hundred people at a taster session aimed at getting disabled people cycling.

Paralympic champios Jody Cundy and Danny Crates try out one of the bikes at Saturday's event run by

Paralympic champios Jody Cundy and Danny Crates try out one of the bikes at Saturday's event run by Bikeworks - Credit: submitted

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.

Participant Nadine Homewood from Tower Hamlets during the ' All Ride Celebration Event '

Participant Nadine Homewood from Tower Hamlets during the ' All Ride Celebration Event ' - Credit: submitted

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.

Participant Lauraline Mantlett from Tower Hamlets during the ' All Ride Celebration Event '

Participant Lauraline Mantlett from Tower Hamlets during the ' All Ride Celebration Event ' - Credit: submitted

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.”


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Allride is funded by the Legacy Corporation as part of its promise to deliver a paralympic sporting legacy for east London.

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