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10:05, 14 APR 2015
The Birmingham cyclists proving that the sport is not discriminatory
After Edgbaston Conservative councillor Deirdre Alden suggested cycling was discriminatory and predominately for young, white men, Mary Griffin meets some cyclists desperate to prove her wrong
Birmingham councillor Deirdre Alden hits back at critics over cycle storm
Edgbaston Tory Coun Deirdre Alden said the plan to create a ‘Cycle City’ was discriminatory, provoking a storm of protest
Birmingham City Council
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
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
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.
Jaguar Land Rover
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
Business of Sport
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.
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.
Local Enterprise Partnership
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
Chris Froome rides JLR-designed bike
Tour de France champion's bike draws on Jaguar Land Rover's expertise to improve aerodynamics
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.
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
'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 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