Category : Making a change



Ride active

Ride Active is a partnership between British Cycling and Big Birmingham Bikes, aimed at providing fun, social cycling practice activities for adults, in safe, secure environments such as parks and multi-use games areas.

These sessions allow you to practice and improve your skills, cycle in a group and meet other cyclists.

Activities include:

  • fun circuits
  • traffic free laps
  • off-road led rides
  • activities to develop basic cycling skills
  • social activities
  • short on-road led rides.
  • get pedalling for beginners

Ride Active sessions will incorporate a Led Ride which anyone who wants to improve their confidence or abilities is welcome to book onto . To book a place or to see any age restrictions visit http://bit.do/RideActive





Lest we forget

Paganel Primary visit Lodge Hill Cemetery

Birmingham remembers the role of it’s citizens in World War One in this week, one hundred years since it’s end.  This weekend saw a huge children’s concert at the Genting Arena in Birmingham performed entirely by over 3000 children and drawn from regions across the UK.  Many more events will be happening across Birmingham – join us, organise your own memorial or visit to one of the many war memorials across Birmingham.

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Seeds of Hope in Kingshurst

Seeds of Hope, Kingshurst

On a beautiful halloween day we joined Solihull Council, Solihull Active, local organisations, local police and residents of Kingshurst at Seeds of Hope church hall to discuss what we can do to create a happier, stronger community in Kingshurst. (more…)

2nd November 2018  |  Marcus Belben




Portraying people at Birchfield Library





West Park Community Fundays





Tackling climate change across Birmingham





Diwali celebrated in Birmingham





Slower pace re-energises beautiful game





Celebrating Black History





Running for your life

Trittiford Mill Pool Run Birmingham

Approximately 1 in 4 people in the UK will experience a mental health problem each year, most commonly anxieties and depression.  Mental Health Day (10th Oct) is about challenging the stigma and discrimmination that can worsen mental health problems and raising awareness of the issues and what we can do about it.  I joined a Run Birmingham group at Trittiford Mill Pool last week and talked to some of the runners and found out how joining a running group can help:

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11th October 2018  |  Marcus Belben