Join us at the Bikeability Conference


The Bikeability conference is back! We’re looking forward to reconnecting with familiar faces and meeting new people as we look at the importance of innovation and inclusivity in the world of Bikeability.


The conference will take place on Thursday 24 February from 9:30am – 4pm at Eastside Rooms, Birmingham. Grant recipients, training providers and instructors are all invited to attend. Tickets are £25 and available via Eventbrite.


We’ve got an exciting agenda planned, with keynote speakers, panel discussions and plenty of opportunities to network with your peers and connect with the Bikeability Trust team.


Topics on the day include:


Inclusivity, In Conversation With:

  • Phillip Darnton OBE, Patron of  Bikeability Trust
  • Isabelle Clement MBE, Director of Wheels for Wellbeing
  • Ian Tierney, Charity Director, Cycling Projects
  • Emma McLoughlin, Bikeability instructor and winner of the Rising Star Award


• Training children with SEND – findings from the Bikeability Trust’s Innovation Fund with Catherine Purcell, Cardiff University and Kate Wilmut, Oxford  Brookes University


• Improving children’s on road cycling with immersive reality with Dr. Dan Bishop, Brunel University


Ask The Trust Panel with Bikeability Trust staff and trustees including Emily Cherry, Executive Director and Benjamin Smith, Development Director


• Series of workshops on how innovation and inclusivity can support Bikeability including:

– Women and Girls in Cycling with Andy Jones and Georgia O’Sullivan, Access Sport

– Making Sessions Fun and Inspiring at Level 1 with Tina Walker, Bikeability instructor trainer

– Special Education Needs in a Mainstream Setting with Claire Edmeades, Special Education Needs Coordinator, Forest Academy

– Immersive Reality: Bikeability Instructors Experience with Dr Dan Bishop and Bikeability instructors


After the conference the venue bar will be open for you to network and socialise if you wish.


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Important Information


Getting There 


Public Transport

The Eastside Rooms is centrally located:

18 minutes’ walk from Birmingham New Street Station

13 minutes’ walk from Birmingham Moor Street Station

20 minutes to Birmingham Coach Station


Active Travel

For those of you travelling by bicycle, secure storage is available for folding bikes inside the venue and a secure area is available underneath the venue for parking other cycles.

West Midlands Cycle Hire is available in Birmingham with prices starting at £1 for pedal cycles and £1.50 for e-cycles. There is a docking point outside both train stations and close to the venue. Find out more about prices.



Eastside Rooms is now within Birmingham’s Clean Air Zone. This means you may be responsible for paying fees if you drive a car to the venue. You can find out more if your car is subject to the clean air charge at

Parking for the Eastside Rooms is available at Millennium Point Multi-Storey Car Park (B4 7AP). 



If you require accommodation before or after the conference, the Eastside Rooms is associated with the Aloft Hotel. Conference guests can access a cheaper rate with this booking link.

There are also plenty of other hotels close by to the venue.



The Eastside Rooms is committed to ensuring all visitor requirements are catered for and enabling all guests to access every part of the venue. You can find out more about accessibility at the venue The Eastside Rooms’ website.

If you have any access requirements, please let us know by emailing



We are working with the venue to make the conference as safe as possible. You can see The Eastside Rooms latest covid 19 policy here. 

We will not be asking for your NHS Covid Pass as these are only required for events with more than 500 people. However, there are a few things you can do to help us all keep safe during the conference:

  • we recommend you take a lateral flow test before arrival
  • regularly wash your hands during the day
  • masks are not compulsory at the venue but you may wear one if you wish



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