Birmingham City Council

Delivering a Cycling Revolution in our City!

Birmingham Cycle Revolution

Delivering a Cycling Revolution in our City!

On 30th January 2013, Secretary of State Norman Baker announced that the Department for Transport would be investing up to £42 million in cycling infrastructure through the Cycle City Ambition Grant. This funding runs until April 2015. Birmingham is one of the cities eligible to apply for this funding and the City Council, with the support of numerous partners, has now submitted a detailed bid for £17 million.

We want to deliver an ambitious 20 year plan to support cyclists across our city. The Birmingham Cycle Revolution will deliver a step-change in levels of cycling and our Cycle City Ambition Grant application builds on key cycling projects such as Bike North Birmingham and our LSTF Smart Network, Smarter Choices project.

Working with partners across the city, our plan aims to make cycling an integral part of our transport network with cycling part of everyday life and mass participation a reality. We want to improve our routes, making the city a safe and attractive environment for cycling and walking and delivering an inclusive network for all. Our transformational agenda will play a key role in taking Birmingham forward as an economically thriving city with sustainable active travel at its heart.

Our application to the Cycle City Ambition Grant forms the first stage in the Birmingham Cycle Revolution. It focuses on investment in cycling infrastructure and facilities, building on our existing cycle network, making the best use of our canal network and green corridors and developing a comprehensive on-road network offering significantly improved cycling conditions. This will improve the overall cycling experience, increase participation, improve access to employment and training, improve health and activity and decrease car dependency.

Our full bid can be downloaded below. If you have a queries or comments, you can get in touch with the Bid Team at, or 0121 303 7249.

A 'Bid' Day Out

Birmingham New Street

Checking out the shiny cycle stands in the new New Street Station
London Euston

At London Euston
Trying a Boris Bike

Trying out a 'Boris Bike'
Embankment underground

Embankment Underground
On the tube

On the tube
Up the escalator

Up the escalator
Seeing the Thames

Sightseeing by the Thames
Sunny day in London

A sunny day in London
Big wheel, little wheel

Big wheel, little wheel
Sightseeing Big Ben

Sightseeing Big Ben
On an orange bike

Orange bike!
Arrival at the DfT

Final destination!