Big Birmingham Bikes & Big Bike Project

Big Birmingham Bikes was established as part of the Birmingham Cycle Revolution a £70m cycle infrastructure pioneering programme to give out free bikes to citizens residing within the most deprived areas of Birmingham, aiming to overcome the barriers to cycling, encourage sustainable travel with those who are usually excluded, as well as improve the health and wellbeing of residents encouraging more people to cycle in and around the city; making Birmingham healthier, greener, safer and less congested.

We have now grown across other areas outside of Birmingham and developed as the Big Bike Project working in Solihull and with other Local Authorities to improve cycling provision in their area.

We provide cycle training, Bikeability training, led rides, loan bikes, recycled bikes and in partnership with Cycling UK develop community clubs to offer a pathway for continued engagement. 

Keep up to date with all the latest news:

Bikeability

Cycle training is available to all schools across Birmingham through bikeability, as well as in community settings for all ages.

Cycle Centre Location

Big Birmingham Bikes runs FREE cycling activities from 22 cycle centres across the city.

Led Rides

A great way to develop your cycling skills and make new friends

HSBC UK Bike Banks

An exciting children’s bike loan scheme previously available in the city.

Inclusive cycling

Find out about initiatives in Birmingham that provide free cycling activities for people with disabilities or differing needs.

Short term bike loans

Do you want to ride as a family? If you don’t have an adult bike yourself, you can use one from a Wellbeing Centre.