🚲 Wolves on Wheels Update + Social 8th November 2017
Wolves on Wheels Cycle Campaign
Encouraging a Cycling culture across Wolverhampton
Mini-update November 2017
Welcome to this update from Wolves on Wheels.
Our next social is 7pm on Wednesday 8th November at the Lighthouse Media Centre so do please come along and get involved. More info here.
Following death of Birmingham cyclist, petition to West Mids Mayor attracts more than 4,800 signatures
On Monday 9th October cyclist Dr Suzanna Bull lost her young and beautiful life in a fatal road traffic collision. The extremely well attended vigil featured on local BBC and ITV, while a petition has been created with a strong request for cycling infrastructure which I urge you to sign.
There is also a new Facebook group for Birmingham which is increasingly active, https://www.facebook.com/groups/ProtectBrumCyclists . Although currently focused on Birmingham issues, a West Midlands approach is an objective, strategy meeting is being scheduled for later this year.
There is also a twitter account for Protect Birmingham Cyclists : @PBC_WestMids
Cycle Forum for October 2017 - Notes are now online.
Loads going on, topics include :
Black Country Cycling Forum
Penn Road shared use route
City centre contraflow route
New market site
Rail station rebuild
Lighting of canal tunnel
Springfield Campus phase 2
Canals programme of works for 2017-19
M54 Junction 2
Willenhall Road – Phase 1
Birmingham New Road
New Community Cycling Clubs / Wheels for All
The January 2018 meeting will be in Victoria Square, it is hoped that from April the remainder will be back in the Members’ Suite.
Cycling to work has same effect as gym five days a week
“Riding the bike to and from work is at least as effective a means for reducing fat mass as exercising during your leisure time,” said doctoral student Jonas Salling Quist from the Department of Biomedical Sciences, Copenhagen University.