Cyclists filmed in Digbeth for BBC Midlands Today report - Custard Factory

Cyclists filmed in Digbeth for BBC Midlands Today report

Posted by Andy Parker on December 05, 2017

The Custard Factory and Digbeth were filled with cyclists over the weekend for a Christmas-themed Slow Roll organised by Protect Birmingham Cyclists.

The event – which was covered by BBC Midlands Today – saw bike enthusiasts cycling from Gibb Street to Millennium Point/Eastside park to hand over a petition to WMCA Mayor Andy Street in a bid to make Birmingham safer for cyclists.

Andi Smith, the owner of Urban Cycles, launched the “Stop Killing Birmingham cyclists” petition (which has gained over 4,000 signatures) to improve the city’s cycling infrastructure following the tragic death in October of Birmingham Children’s Hospital’s Dr Suzanna Bull.

Mayor Andy Street was in attendance and posted several tweets in support of the hand-over:








It was absolutely wonderful seeing so many people in attendance, pulling together as a community, to try and make our flourishing city a more bike-friendly location.

Well done to Andi Smith for his tireless work to benefit Birmingham’s growing cyclist population.

View the news report (albeit a low-res clip) on BBC Midlands Today below: