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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

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

Birmingham city centre as seen from the roof of Fort Dunlop

'530 people a year could be dying from air pollution-related conditions in Birmingham' - Friends Of The Earth

Friends of the Earth hits out after monitoring stations in the city were shown to be recording levels of pollution above recommended European safety limits

Data analysis: Birmingham's cycling improvements

Data analysis: Birmingham pedals a £1.7 million cycling revolution

Cycle paths along the River Tame, under the M6, Cole Valley and Rea Valley are set for upgrades to encourage more people to get active and improve cycle safety

Coun James McKay with Steve Burt from the Canal & River Trust and front to back Declan Fletcher and Niall Mooney on the towpaths at the back of Sheepcote Street.

Birmingham plans to triple number of city cyclists by using canal towpath network

£6.3 million plan goes before the council’s cabinet next Monday to make Birmingham’s canal network accessible to cyclists

Cycling is enjoying renewed popularity in the UK

Surge in popularity of cycling sees Halfords profits rise 6.4 per cent

British sporting success on the cycle track plus extended summer sunshine boost Worcestershire chain

Get on your bike

Birmingham is cycle to work capital of the UK

Survey by insurance company Cycleguard found 69 per cent of regular cyclists in the West Midlands use their bikes to get to their workplace

Shakespeares lawyers who will be cycling for charity. From left: Alex Ryan, Abe Mee, Sean Moran, Jeremy Clayton and Andrew Wilkinson.

Lawyers cycling up Tour de France mountain for charity

Legal team from Shakespeares to cycle to the top of Col du Tourmalet

Keen cyclist Georgia Stokes with two-year-old Rafi in the childseat

Do the legwork before you buy a bike

Choosing a new bike can be a daunting prospect. Mary Griffin gets the lowdown on selecting the right cycle.

The Wicker family – Lucy, Milly, Sarah and Gary – enjoying a day out in Cotteridge Park, Birmingham.

The Cycle Show launches at the NEC

Cycling is enjoying a boost across Britain and Birmingham is gearing up to join the trend. As the Cycle Show launches at the NEC, Mary Griffin looks at the two-wheeled revolution.

Sandwell Valley & Birmingham Canal route

Off-road cycle routes ideal for the whole family

Birmingham boasts an enviable network of off-road routes that are ideal for commuting or family-friendly weekend biking.

Cycling

MPs try to get the wheels turning on safer cycling

The standard speed limit for a built up area is 30mph although councils are free to impose a 20mph limit if they wish, and often do so near schools.

A cycle lane

£24 million cycle boost must be 'just the beginning'

Department for Transport cash in the form of a £17 million grant will be combined with £7.3 million from the city council.

Gym

Competition is hotting up to keep nation fit on tight budget

There’s little doubt that during extended spells of economic uncertainty, people develop an enhanced sense of budget consciousness.

Riders in the Tour de France carry many different sponsors logos

Scandal threat keeping the Tour de France cheap for its sponsors

Peter Sharkey writes "In Porto-Vecchio on Saturday, the Grand Depart will signal the start of the one hundredth Tour de France, a 212 kilometre opening stage hugging the island’s east coast."

Roy Wood, Trevor Burton, Bev Bevan and Carl Wayne shortly before Burton left the group

Trevor Burton to get a star on the Kings Heath Walk of Fame

Birmingham-born Burton, a founder member of The Move, received the honour during a ceremony at the Hare and Hounds pub.

Sir Bradley Wiggins thrills the crowd as he powers to Olympic gold in the men’s individual time trial.

London 2012 Olympics legacy inspires a chain reaction

A greater number of people have taken up cycling, either as social or occasional riders, commuters or holiday cyclists.

Rich List 2013: No.15 - Sir David Samworth (£490m)

In June this year, teams of employees, clients and suppliers from Sir David Samworth’s Leicester food supply business will be running, canoeing and cycling around a gruelling course in the Scottish Highlands – all in the cause of charity.

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