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Bike Week 2015

Birmingham Cycle Revolution is celebrating the return of National Bike Week from 13 – 21 June with an entire week of pedal powered fun.

Bike Week is an annual, nation-wide opportunity for organisations to promote cycling and show how easily it can become part of everyday life. The dedicated week aims to get people to give cycling a go all over the UK, whether this be for fun, as a means of transport or to get fit.

With a number of events running all over the city, there’s bound to be something for everyone, so take a look at the events below and see if you can get cycling this June.

Saturday 13 June

10amBrookvale Park ‘Back on a Bike’ led ride with Bike North Birmingham Community Cycling. Beginner and family friendly. Booking required, please book online or call 0121 464 1020.

Sunday 14 June

10am - Nechells Leisure Centre ‘Beginners & Returners’ led ride with Big Birmingham Bikes. Beginner and family friendly. Booking required, please call 0121 464 1020.

Monday 15 June

4.30pm to 6.30pm - Centro Love your Bike session at Birmingham New Street Station. If your bike is feeling un-loved, it's time to dust off the handlebars and give it some TLC! Free bike MOT on offer.

Tuesday 16 June

12pm to 6pm - Birmingham Cycle Revolution showcase! Victoria Square in the city centre will be turned over to all things cycling; come along a get involved.

  • Test ride an adapted bike;
  • Learn to fold and build a Brompton from one of our Brompton Docks;
  • Pedal the smoothie bike, art bike and cycle generator;
  • Get a Dr Bike check and bike security marking for your bike;
  • Experience the view from an HGV cab with Birmingham Exchanging Places;
  • And more!

4.30pm to 6.30pm - Centro Love your Bike session at Coventry Station. If your bike is feeling un-loved, it's time to dust off the handlebars and give it some TLC! Free bike MOT on offer.

Wednesday 17 June

4.30pm to 6.30pm - Centro Love your Bike session at Wolverhampton Station. If your bike is feeling un-loved, it's time to dust off the handlebars and give it some TLC! Free bike MOT on offer.

4pm to 6pm - Wheels for All sessions at Alexander Stadium. An inclusive cycling for children and adults with disabilities and differing needs. This is a regular event happening at the same time every Wednesday. Booking required, please visit the Wheels for All website or call 01925 234213.

5pm - Gears maintenance class with BikeRight! A bitesize class suitable for adults. At the BikeRight! offices, B1 2SL.

Thursday 18 June

5.30pm to 8pm - Cycle Forum. An open meeting at the Birmingham and Midland institute to update people on the latest plans for cycling in Birmingham, hosted by Birmingham Cycle Revolution. Marketplace showcasing cycling organisations, social enterprises and BCR consultations from 5:30pm; main session from 6:30pm. Booking required, please email cycling@birmingham.gov.uk to reserve a space.

10amBrookvale Park ‘Back on a Bike’ led ride with Bike North Birmingham Community Cycling. Beginner and family friendly. Booking required, please book online or call 0121 464 1020.

6pmBrookvale Park ‘Evening Energiser’ led ride with Bike North Birmingham Community Cycling. Leisurely and family friendly. Booking required, please book online or call 0121 464 1020.

10am - Bilesley Indoor Tennis Centre ‘Evening Energiser’ led ride with Big Birmingham Bikes. Beginner and family friendly. Booking required, please call 0121 464 1020.

Friday 19 June

4.30pm to 6.30pm - Centro Love your Bike session at Hampton-in-Arden Station. If your bike is feeling un-loved, it's time to dust off the handlebars and give it some TLC! Free bike MOT on offer.

Saturday 20 June

9.45am - Gears maintenance class with BikeRight! A bitesize class suitable for adults. At the BikeRight! offices, B1 2SL.

1pm - Brakes maintenance class with BikeRight! A bitesize class suitable for adults. At the BikeRight! offices, B1 2SL.

Sunday 21 June

6pmWyndley Leisure Centre ‘North Birmingham Circuit’ led ride with Bike North Birmingham Community Cycling. Moderate level. Booking required, please book online or call 0121 464 1020.

10am - Nechells Leisure Centre ‘City Centre’ led ride with Big Birmingham Bikes. Leisurely. Booking required, please call 0121 464 1020.

Exchanging Places

Exchanging Places

Birmingham Exchanging Places is an HGV and Cycle Safety Campaign.

On Saturday 7 March 2015, Birmingham Cycle Revolution is welcoming back their award winning Birmingham Exchanging Places campaign with an event in Sutton Park.

From 10:00 to 15:00, the team will be at Boldmere Gate entrance, Sutton Park offering members of the public the chance to sit in the driver’s seat of a HGV and experience first-hand the blind spots faced by drivers of large vehicles.

We can all help to make our roads safer by being aware of the dangers and taking steps to reduce the risk of collisions. Some insider knowledge about how HGVs operate, together with some driving and cycling dos and don’ts can help us all travel more safely on our roads.

Officers from the City Council, West Midlands Police and Jaguar Land Rover will offer members of the public useful safety information, discuss the various scenarios that can occur whilst cycling near HGVs, and give practical advice about staying safe on our roads.

Read advice for cyclists and HGV drivers on our Exchanging Places page.