Bike to Work breakfast

from Birmingham City Council, not us:

Last September, Birmingham City Council announced it had secured £24.3 million in DfT and local funding for the first phase of an exciting 20-year initiative to significantly increase cycling in the city.

We hope you can join us for a bacon buttie breakfast on Tuesday 10 June at the Library of Birmingham , when the project team and local councillors will provide an update on how the programme is shaping up, what is planned and the opportunities for your organisation to get involved and to benefit from the initiative.

The event will launch Birmingham’s Bike Week programme, which starts on 15 June, and details of activities during this week and the coming months will be revealed.

Places are limited, so please click here to secure your place.   There will be plenty of opportunities for networking and to talk to the project team, and there will be prizes for anyone who arrives by bike!

Further details on Birmingham Cycle Revolution (including a short video), can be found here:




Canal towpath closure

Overdue maintenance work is taking place on the Worcester and Birmingham canal towpath, a route much used by cyclists. It is closed from Bournville station to Lifford Lane, Stirchley and this section will not reopen until June 9th. When the Canal and River Trust can get us more closure dates we’ll post them here – though they seem to be hazy on details : currently a closure from Pershore Rd to Lifford Lane  only.


Considering this is part of NCN route 5 a closure of this length and duration without diversions is  really bad. Imagine closure of the A38 between Longbridge and Selly Oak with no diversions – it just wouldn’t happen…


Bridge - Bournville Station