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Birmingham Cycle Revolution Bike Week Celebration
« on: June 15, 2015, 03:25:07 PM »
Birmingham Cycle Revolution (BCR) 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.

BCR are kick-starting Bike Week with a showcase event in Victoria Square. On Tuesday 16 June between 12pm – 6pm the event will feature activities such as; adapted bike demonstrations, Brompton bike demos, a smoothie bike, art bike, Dr Bike checks and bike security marking, Birmingham Exchanging Places and much more!

Centro Love your Bike events - If your bike is feeling un-loved, it's time to dust off the handlebars and give it some TLC! Sessions run from 4:30pm - 6:30pm and offer a free bike MOT. For more information visit Centro at mynetworkwestmidlands.

15 June - Birmingham New Street Station
16 June - Coventry Station
17 June - Wolverhampton Station
19 June - Hampton-in-Arden Station

BikeRight! free adult Maintenance Classes – Strapped for time, or just want to learn the real basics? These maintenance classes cover safety checks, puncture repairs, replacing inner tubes and checking brakes. Interested? Find out more at the BikeRight! website.
Cycle Forum - On Thursday 18th June the Cycle Forum will be back to update cyclists with latest plans for cycling in Birmingham. Held at the Birmingham and Midland institute, there will be a marketplace running from 5:30pm – 6:30pm involving cycling organisations, social enterprises and BCR consultations. From 6:30pm ‘til 8:00pm there will be a sit down session consisting of general updates on the 2015 programme of cycling activities for Birmingham from a variety of groups.

Wheels for All - Each Wednesday ‘Wheels for All’ sessions take place at Alexander Stadium, Walsall Road, B42 2LR. These inclusive cycling sessions embrace children and adults with disabilities and differing needs. For more information or to book a place please call 01925 234213 or visit cycling(dot)org(dot)uk.

Led rides – There will be led rides on offer all week from Big Birmingham Bikes and Bike North Birmingham Community Cycling. For more information on these rides or to book a place please call 0121 464 1020.

June 13 – 10am – BNB Community Cycling - Brookvale Park ‘Back on a Bike’ ride – Beginners & Family Friendly
June 14 – 10am – Big Birmingham Bikes – Nechells Leisure Centre ‘Beginners & Returners’ ride - Beginners & Family Friendly
June 18 – 10am – BNB Community Cycling - Brookvale Park ‘Back on a Bike’ ride – Beginners & Family Friendly
June 18 – 6:30pm - BNB Community Cycling - Brookvale Park ‘Evening Energiser’ ride – Leisurely & Family Friendly
June 18 – 6:30pm – Big Birmingham Bikes – Bilesley Indoor Tennis Centre ‘Evening Energiser’ ride – Beginners & Family Friendly
June 21 – 10am – BNB Community Cycling – Wyndley Leisure Centre ‘North Birmingham Circuit’ ride – Moderate
June 21 – 10am – Big Birmingham Bikes – Nechells Leisure Centre ‘City Centre’ ride – Leisurely

Cllr Lisa Trickett, Cabinet Member for Sustainability said ‘It’s wonderful to see so many activities and events being held across Birmingham in support of ‘Bike Week’ 2015. These kinds of activities help to encourage cycling in all forms from leisure rides to commuting and cycling for fitness.’

‘The BCR Celebration will enable cycling projects, organisations and contributors to come together and show the dedication to cycling in Birmingham, by demonstrating how we’re working together to improve infrastructure, cycling opportunities and ease of access for Birmingham residents.'

Information on all of these events can be found on the Birmingham Gov BCR Webpage.