Solihull groups gifted bike racks used at Birmingham 2022 to boost cycling legacy - The Solihull Observer

Solihull groups gifted bike racks used at Birmingham 2022 to boost cycling legacy

Solihull Editorial 6th Jan, 2023   0

CYCLE parking racks used at Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games venues during the summer have been handed out to three Solihull groups.

Racks have been donated to Changes UK, The Colebridge Trust and CycleSafe and Clean and Green in a bid to boost cycle rates in the area.

Transport for West Midlands (TfWM), which is part of the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA), bought and set up 100 bike racks and cycle storage facilities at 13 venues creating more than 25,000 cycle parking spaces as part of the wide- ranging transport offer for Birmingham 2022.

TfWM offered the racks to organisations across the region through an open application process which was hugely over-subscribed and 49 groups have now received between one and seven of the ‘toast racks’ each.

One of the recipients is the Sparkbrook Islamic Centre in Birmingham.

West Midlands Mayor, Andy Street, said: “After the spectacular Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games, I was determined that our entire region would see a tangible legacy from the Games for months and years to come.

“Repurposing equipment left behind after the Games is just one of the ways we’re delivering on that mission – including with these bike racks.

“By reaching out to the grassroots right across the West Midlands through these Games giveaways, I hope we will make a real difference and serve as a catalyst for change in local communities.”

The racks are manufactured by Falco UK Ltd and can store ten bikes each.


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