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Two wheels good Bikeworks is a social enterprise that runs programmes including all-ability cycling, bicycle re-use & recycling and schools cycle training. It also repairs bikes, and offersmaintenance courses. www.bikeworks.org.uk Look inside For leisure club listings plus stories on football, hockey and more... see pages 33-35 NEWS FROM TOWER HAMLETS COUNCIL AND YOUR COMMUNITY The Whizz-Kidz of themarathon Pals running to raise cash for disabled cycling charity BY PETER FAULKNER JIM Blakemore and Jolyon Whaymand are passionate about biking and they are equally passionate about the charity Whizz-Kidz. And these two loves have inspired them to run in the London Marathon on April 13. Jim is the director of Bikeworks in Cambridge Heath Road and Jolyon is its all ability cycling programme manager. Between them they want to raise £1,600 for Whizz-Kidz, which provides disabled children with the wheelchairs and other essential mobility equipment they need to lead fun and active lives. There are an estimated 70,000 disabled children and young people across the UK waiting for a suitable wheelchair. There are also many who have shown how you can overcome disability by whizzing around obstacle courses, knocking over skittles and doing wheelies. This is where Bikeworks has made a big difference to their lives because every two weeks it runs special cycling classes for Whizz-Kidz in Victoria Park and in the City of London. Last year Jim, 39, ran his third London Marathon and raised £1,600 for Whizz-Kidz. This time around he has convinced 26-year-old Jolyon to join him. Jolyon said: “For me, this is the first marathon so I don’t know what to expect. “I have been training since November and I have done a 12-mile run so far. “Obviously it’s a bit daunting, but the thought of helping these kids is paramount. “Part of what Bikeworks does is all-ability cycling tuition and this teaches youngsters at Whizz-Kidz how to be independent. It is very rewarding. “Jim has raised money for them in the past and we want to do all we can to raise the charity’s profile.” Whizz-Kidz has partnered with the NHS in Tower Hamlets where it works jointly to improve provision of wheelchairs for disabled children and young people. Families of disabled children who live in the borough are referred to the wheelchair service or to Whizz-Kidz by their GP or therapist in the usual way. If you want to support Jim and Jolyon you can sponsor them by going to www.just giving.com/jolyonwhaymand or calling 8980 7998. Jolyon Whaymand is running his first marathon 24 Hour Mini Cab & Chauffeur Service Airport transfers from £40 • Wedding cars • Corporate accounts • School runs • Executive chauffeuring • Social events • Nightclubs and evening hire • Railway stations DRIVERS URGENTLY REQUIRED 020 8981 5888 info@lemoncarsuk.com • www.lemoncarsuk.com Landlords, all properties urgently required O% Commission with Guaranteed rents We will pay up to 3 months rent in advance the same day you sign • 2-5 years contracts available • FREE electrical safety test • FREE gas safety check • FREE EPC • FREE inventory Your rent is guaranteed each month, even if your property is empty 020 8983 4444 LOCAL MINI CABS canarywharfcars.co.uk AIRPORTS STAR 0207 790 2020 or Download App on android & iphone ''taxilondon'' smart service. AIRPORT TRANSFERS FROM £40 info@canarywharfcars.co.uk DRIVERS WANTED 36 NEWS FROM TOWER HAMLETS COUNCIL AND YOUR COMMUNITY 17 – 23 FEBRUARY 2014


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