To encourage more people to take up cycling in Birmingham, the city council has been given funds to purchase 5000 bikes in 2015. Some will be used in a bike hire scheme similar to the ‘Boris Bike’ scheme in London, others will be put into a draw for Brummies to apply to own. Some postcode areas around Acocks Green are eligible for the free bikes. Fill in the application form on line or pick one up from the Leisure Centre. You can also telephone the project on 0121 464 1020. Click on picture below for all the information.
There will be two draws – one on 1st February and one on 1st April. You must reside in Birmingham and be over 16 to apply. You MUST also have a valid Birmingham City Council Leisure Card. These are FREE and easily available from your local leisure centre, our nearest leisure centre is: Fox Hollies Leisure Centre. To take part in the first draw you need to submit your form by 30th January 2015. If you do not qualify then there will be loads of bikes available on FREE short tem hire and lots of FREE cycling activities for you to get involved in. There will also be Learn to Ride, Bikeability and Bike maintenance sessions available at the 20 Cycle Centres opening in January including centres at Sheldon Country Park and Ackers Centre
If you are interested in cycling and would like to pursue your interest with the Birmingham Cycle Revolution there are also lots of volunteering opportunities. You could qualify as a National Cycling Instructor, become a qualified Ride Leader and Learn new skills whilst becoming an important part of your community, boosting your career prospects. It is also a great opportunity to meet new people and get fitter.