if you want to be a cycle trainer…

Are you Interested in working as a Cycling Instructor?


Spend 4 days training as a National Standards Cycling Instructor and if you successfully complete the course you will receive a Nationally recognised qualification. The first course will start on Monday 15th December and will run on Tuesday 16th December, Thursday 18th December and Friday 19th December from 9.30am until 4.30pm. The venue will be at a central Birmingham location.

The course is a mixture of classroom based learning and practical activities.

Applicants need to be aged over 18 years of age and be competent in riding a bike.

Working with adults and young people, this course is suitable for keen and enthusiastic cyclists or people who want to contribute to their local community.

This course is free of charge. In return, you will then be required to deliver 36 hours of training to adult learners on a voluntary basis within 3 months of completing the course.

Places are limited and will be offered on a ‘first come’ basis. You will be helping to shape and build the brand new Big Birmingham Bikes programme which is a pioneering project to enable our communities to cycle.

For further details or for an application form, please contact:

Sue Mellor, Cycling Project Support Officer on 0121 464 1020

Email: susan.mellor@birmingham.gov.uk


After 20 years – better access from the canal by the station?

Ever since BUBUG started we’ve been pressing for better access to the towpath by University railway station. Plans have now been published to make things a bit better.

See these Bham Uni Sta. canal access steps Oct 2014 railside view S002-UA007060-01 & Bham Uni Sta. canal access steps Oct 2014 railside view S002-UA007060-01 for details

Make your views heard at the city’s cycle forum –

On Thursday 6th November, there will be a Cycle Forum taking place to inform cyclists on upcoming plans and give people the opportunity to discuss cycling in Birmingham.

This forum will be held at the Birmingham and Midland institute, at 9 Margaret Street, B3 3BS.

From 5:30pm – 6:30pm there will be a ‘marketplace’ with stalls for cycling organisations, social enterprises and a BCR consultation. Come along to find out what it going on and have a chat.

From 6:30pm – 8:30pm there will be a sit down session that will include:

– A general update on cycling activities in Birmingham (BCR)

– A 5 min extract from the Bicycle Film

– Centro presenting on their cycle parking hubs and Brompton docks

– Sustrans update on their Bicycle Account project

– Big Birmingham Bikes update

– Boldmere Bullets Cycling Collective talking about their activity in Birmingham

– 2015 programme of cycling events and activities

– Q & A session

Please email ‘cycling (at) birmingham.gov.uk’ if you would like to attend.