Birmingham Connected Extra - Bike Week 2018

Information about activities taking place in Birmingham during Bike Week (9 to 17 June 2018)

Bike Week 2018

Bike Week (9 to 17 June) is a fantastic opportunity to promote cycling and show how it can easily be part of everyday life. There’s lots happening in Birmingham during Bike Week to encourage everyone to cycle a little more often, whether for fun, to get to work or a trip to the local shops.

HSBC UK Let’s Ride Birmingham

Grab your bikes! This Sunday everyone’s invited to come along to a FUN, FREE FESTIVAL OF CYCLING! HSBC UK Let’s Ride comes to Birmingham on SUNDAY 10 JUNE with city centre roads closed to traffic and thousands of people enjoying a fun, active family day out by bike. Find out more and register your FREE places online. Find information about road closures related to this event. Some bus diversions will also be in place.

Community Cycle Club activities

Community Cycle Clubs across the city will be running a range of cycling activities including led rides, family rides and learn to ride sessions. Visit the Bike Week website for a list of events in Birmingham and around the UK.

Bikeability cycle training

Bikeability cycle training is offered to all Birmingham schools and summer term is peak season! During Bike Week, 21 schools (primary and secondary) will be taking part in this training. For more information contact the Bikeability team in Birmingham. New cycling related resources for primary schools are currently being developed and will be available online soon (we will keep you posted!). If your school is not yet registered with Modeshift STARS find out more and register for FREE.

Big Birmingham Bikes Giveaway

The Big Birmingham Bikes team continues its second Bike Giveaway, with 2000 more orange bikes allocated to Birmingham residents. At the HSBC UK Let’s Ride event on Sunday, Sir Chris Hoy will present 10 of these bikes to their new owners. Five children will also be presented with bikes as part of the BCR Bike Banks for Kids initiative.

Edgbaston Tunnel improvements

Recent work to widen the towpath through the Edgbaston Tunnel (Worcester and Birmingham Canal) has received fantastic feedback, with cyclists, runners and pedestrians benefiting from the improvements. Please remember to share the towpaths with care and consideration for other users. Find more information about using the towpaths in Birmingham, including handy route maps.

New city centre cycle stands

If you're heading into the city centre by bike, check out the new cycle parking facilities (of all shapes and sizes!) at the following locations: Bull Street, Church Street, Colmore Row, Newhall Street, Whittall Street, Steelhouse Lane, Edmund Street, Cornwall Street, Waterloo Street, Digbeth, Snow Hill Station.

Always remember to lock your bike securely – lock it or lose it. Snow Hill Station and Digbeth cycle stands also include bike repair and pump facilities.

Cycling UK are running a #7daysofcycling challenge – take part by enjoying a cycle ride seven times (or more) during the month of June and remember to tweet about it!

This article was posted on 6 June 2018

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