Cafe and Repairs

Interesting new cyclists cafe and workshop in the centre of Kings Heath. We’ll be checking it out.


They say:

“We are Gorilla Coffee Cafe, a brand new cycling cafe that has just opened in the Kings Heath area of Birmingham. We offer a licensed cafe, cycle workshop and event space with a particular appeal to people that enjoy an active lifestyle, whilst also enjoying a slice of cake, coffee, glass of wine or local beer.

Gorilla Coffee Cafe offers a series of events and activities that should appeal to people that enjoy cycling. These include our Sunday morning cycle ride and big cycling events such as Paris – Nice on our 100 inch big screen!

We wanted to get in touch to make you aware of who we are and what we offer. In addition, we would like to offer a club discount on cycle servicing to members of Birmingham University Bicycle Users Group: BUBUG as a gesture of good will.

If you would like to find out more about developing a club discount or simply have a chat please contact either myself Damian Towers (Workshop Team Leader)( or James Connolly (Owner) ( – Phone / Txt :- 07976 925928)”


Green Bike Project goes into storage

The Green Bike Project is moving off-campus, temporarily into store but hoping to find new bigger premises and a more receptive community. The move has been prompted by the University’s plan to knock down GBP’s building aka The Insectory, in order to make way for a huge teaching lab building.


GBP was stymied from the start by tiny premises and a competitor in the nearby Staff House courtyard, who were able to offer some free repair work. Also the University never really ‘got’ the idea of a member co-op where members co-operatively improved their skills, and always saw it as just another campus ‘shop’ and judged it through that lens.


We realy hope that they can thrive somewhere else. GBP is on FaceBook



Green Bike Project Launch Event

*———–Launch Event – Thursday 3rd 7.30pm————*

Come along to the workshop this Thursday and celebrate the creation of
the Green Bike Project! This is a great chance for people to meet each
other and get to know the people involved in the Bike Project. If you
aren’t a member already, it is a good chance to become a member of this
co-operatively owned project. There will most probably be some nibbles
available too. Find the facebook event here:

FEATURING AN ACOUSTIC PERFORMANCE by local 6 piece gypsy/reggae/hip-hop

Green Bike Project gathers pace

The Green Bike Project (GBP) is getting ready to open on campus,

Wednesday 20th Feb:

Green Bike Project Slow Bike Race at the Clocktower at the same time as one of the regular bike maintenance roadshows. WITH PRIZES!

and also the GBP is taking part is a speaker event later that same day

Green Transport and Green Education
Arts Main Lecture Theatre, 6pm
Launch of the new UoB Travel Survey with the Sustainable Transport Coordinator.
The Green Bike Project with Sean Farmelo (Community Action Officer) and his time in India learning about the cycling industry.
The Physics of Cycling with Fin Skillen of the Birmingham Bike Foundry.
Education for Sustainable Development with Leander Jones VP of Democracy, Resources (& Sustainability).