I’ve been asked to help publicise this scheme, which will hopefully get more people cycling. So here is the information from the Sky Ride Birmingham website.

Be Active by Bike is an exciting new initiative funded by the NHS and delivered by British Cycling which encourages people to start cycling in Birmingham.

 Cycle Hubs have been set up to provide free access to bikes and cycling activities for those who don’t currently cycle. The hubs are perfect if you’re new to cycling, or haven’t been on a bike for ages, as they’re designed to help beginners gain confidence.

Hubs have been set up at the following locations:
Handsworth Leisure Centre (0121 464 6336)
Court Road Health and Fitness (0121 303 1700)
Nechells Community Sports Centre (0121 464 4373)
Ackers Adventure (07799 454181)
The HUB – Bromford Drive (0121 448 3739)
Ward End Park (07834 517347)

Each hub has 15 adult bikes and includes the following free activities*: led rides, cycle training with qualified Bikeability instructors, community group bike hire.

To access any of these facilities contact your nearest hub. For more information about the scheme, email dawnrahman@britishcycling.org.uk.

*You must have a Be Active leisure card to take part in any activities.

I know Digbeth Residents association were keen to find somewhere local to here for a hub, but hopefully these locations will all be well used and get communities cycling together.
If anyone has cycling events planned, please let us know and if you want to help us launch more bike trains this year, also get in touch.

Joe Peacock

Read more: http://birminghamfoe.blogspot.com/2012/02/new-opportunities-to-do-free-cycling.html