October 7, 2023

Join Mr. Jones on a special bike ride celebrating Black history in East London.

A Bike Ride Through Black History with Mr Jones – Postponed

Dates October 7, 2023 - October 7, 2023

Times 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Price Please Note the event has been postponed

Location Please Note the event has been postponed

Join a special bike ride exploring local Black history, led by Mr Jones. The bike ride will leave from Oxford House and explore black heritage across Tower Hamlets.

Marshals will be on hand to support the group and the ride will last approximately 2 hours, with a comfort break at one of East London’s famous bakeries.

The bike ride will leave from Oxford House and explore Black heritage across Tower Hamlets. This tour is for adults aged 18+ and is suitable for competent road cyclists.

About Stepney Words & Cockney Rebels

This event forms part of the programme ‘Stepney Words & Cockney Rebels’ a project marking the 50th anniversary of the Basement Writers.

In 1971, eight-hundred schoolkids from Stepney went on strike when their teacher Chris Searle was sacked for publishing a book of their poetry. In 1973, Chris started The Basement Writers, an after-school club for local teenagers to continue to write about their own lives. The project grew to include all kinds of extraordinary working-class people and became one of Britain’s first community publishers. Many former members still write today. Stepney Words & Cockney Rebels marks 50 years of creativity led by working-class communities. Join us for a day of activities exploring stories old and new.



Stepney Words, Cockney Rebels is presented in partnership with Brick Lane Bookshop.  

Brick Lane Bookshop