Monday, 27 May 2013

She Spoke About Free Bike Stuff

On Saturday morning, in my capacity of Sustrans Active Travel Champion, I headed over to Erdington to support running an information stall with Bike North Birmingham

Whilst the Bike Fixer team set up outside Erdington Pool, we set up our stall with leaflets, flyers, maps, and program of activities at the local Co-op Supermarket.

Our aim was to engage with residents of Sutton Coldfield and Erdington to share the great news about the new cycle routes and supporting cycling activities, and free training that is available.

During the 3 hours that I spent at the stall and in the wider Erdington area, I met a number of people from all walks of life, who were really geared up to find out more and get involved in the scheme and what it has to offer.

I was really pleased that people were signing up for the free bike hire, free bike fix over at the pool, and collecting maps to try out some of the new routes in the area. In one way or another we were either starting people pedalling or keeping people pedalling. Thanks to the team at St Barnabas Church for agreeing to stock some leaflets on your community information desk.

I believe that the project is in it's 2nd year of a 4 year scheme. It would be great to see a lot more people realising the benefits of the scheme.

So come on Erdington and Sutton!

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