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2015 United Kingdom

47 Inclusive Cycling

Type of project: Active Parks Language: English, Spanish Download PDF Developed by: Birmingham Wellbeing Service and British Cycling
  • Country United Kingdom
  • Year 2015
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Synthesis of the case study

In 2014 there was no inclusive cycling offer at all within Birmingham, a city that has a metropolitan area of almost 3 million. We identified a need and initiated a plan to include adapted bicycles as part of the Big Birmingham Bike project. We started to work with Cycling Projects, which is a national charity, and their Wheels For All programme, to make cycling accessible for all in the city. We began with trial sessions at the Alexander Stadium, and then moved to better facilities at Small Heath Wellbeing Centre, working with support from Small Heath School, where the sessions are still based. Work is currently being done with both Midland Mencap and Hockley Day Centre, with a view to establishing satellite sites with public access to these bikes. We also aim to have at least one trike in all of the BBB hubs in the future.

Contact information

Owner: Birmingham Wellbeing Service and British Cycling