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Birmingham's cycling community hits back after councillor's 'discriminatory' claim

Cycle lobby joins social media backlash against councillor Deidre Alden who said the activity was the preserve of 'white, young men'

Social media backlash after Birmingham councillor dubs cycling 'discriminatory'

Coun Deirdre Alden (Con, Edgbaston) made the comments at the Edgbaston District committee responding to a £23 million scheme intended to transform cycling in Birmingham

Cyclists using a dedicated lane, more of which could be coming to Birmingham city centre soon

Birmingham's £23 million cycling transformation only benefits 'white, young men' says city councillor

The Department for Transport has given Birmingham £17 million to become a 'Cycle City' but the scheme has come in for criticism from one elected council member

Dr Chris Upton

On yer bike! And take your lycra with you

The Tour De France is down there at the foot of my list of sporting highlights, to sit alongside the Boat Race, the London Marathon, and anything involving a horse.

Team Sky's Sir Dave Brailsford, Richie Porte and Geraint Thomas pose next to the new Jaguar F-Type Coupé high performance support vehicle

Special Jaguar F-Type takes on Tour de France role

The Midland car-maker extended its support as an innovation partner to Team Sky by designing, engineering and building a bespoke F-Type Coupé high performance support vehicle for the team to use during Stage 20 of the race

Tour de France

Firms ride on upward cycle of demand for nutrition

The rising popularity of competitive and leisure cycling has seen doors open for the sports nutrition market.

Professor David Cox, CTC; Councillor James McKay, Richard Leonard, Birmingham City Council.

Birmingham Cycle Revolution tells business leaders to get on their bikes

Birmingham City Council and BPS hosted a business breakfast at The Library of Birmingham.

Green transport schemes receive £3 million funding boost

Package of Birmingham and Solihull transport initiatives will strive to boost economic growth and cut carbon

Halfords expects to create 500 jobs amid cycling boom

Worcestershire retailer riding a wave of renewed interest in cycling as like-for-like sales increase

The new Pinarello Dogma F8 bicycle

Chris Froome rides JLR-designed bike

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Tour de France champion's bike draws on Jaguar Land Rover's expertise to improve aerodynamics

Jade Mansell and fellow cyclists at the opening of the first canal cycling towpath route which stretches from St Vincent Street bridge near Brindleyplace to Winson Green - part of the Birmingham Cycle Revolution

Big bike giveaway to kickstart £24m cycling revolution

Birmingham is offering a massive 5,000 bike giveaway in a desperate bid to get people to take to pedal power.

A cyclist

Cycle revolution long overdue in car-clogged Brum

This Birmingham Cycle Revolution, if it gains traction, could well change this culture to all our benefit.


Halfords acquires Chris Boardman's cycle companies

Olympic and Tour de France cyclist will remain with businesses he launched in 2007

Sky Ride Birmingham 2013 in Cannon Hill Park

Birmingham's annual Sky Ride cycling event axed for 2014

Since launching in 2010 the Sky Ride has become a highlight in Birmingham’s calendar


Cycling refresh boosts Halfords as sales approach £1 billion mark

Redditch retailer upbeat as profit increases on back of 20 per cent surge in bike operations

A cyclist

Birmingham roads could be turned into 15mph 'cycle streets'

Birmingham City Council has expressed an interest in the latest initiative which would allow the installation of cycle priority measures

Boris Johnson has backed proposals to build a cycle route along the entire 120-mile route of the HS2 line

Boris Johnson backs Birmingham-to-London cycle route

The Mayor of London threw his support behind the project, which is being considered by the Department for Transport

Rich Smith who had a liver transplant 21 years ago.

I’m living life to the full to justify decision of my donor’s family

Chartered surveyor Rich Smith tells Zoe Chamberlain about the incredible outcome of his liver transplant - and why the operation changed his outlook forever.


Halfords' head office sold in £21.25m deal

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The premises comprise of over 357,000 sq ft of warehousing and offices on the 21.15 acre Washford Industrial Estate. Halfords, the cycling, car parts and outdoor leisure and camping specialist, holds a 25-year lease with 15 years unexpired

Team Sky's Sir Bradley Wiggins celebrates winning the Gold Jersey following stage eight of the 2013 Tour of Britain in London

Jaguar agrees Team Sky sponsorship deal

The Jaguar brand logo will feature on Team Sky racing kit for the first time during the next two seasons


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