Knights and Bikes!

We are very excited to be working with Impact Hub Birmingham and Knights Of to bring you a led FAMILY BIKE RIDE to their fantastic children’s book event on Sunday 11 November 2018.

Starting at 10am from Midlands Arts Centre (MAC), Cannon Hill Park, we will head off on National Cycle Route 5 using the cycle paths and some roads to get us to Digbeth, passing through the city’s street art district before arriving at Impact Hub Birmingham for the first #RadicalChildcare HubTalks event with Knights and Bikes.

The ride will be led by qualified ride leaders, approx. 3/4 miles from Cannon Hill Park to Impact Hub Birmingham, the route will be via NCR 5 using cycle paths and some roads. Suitable for all the family and all people-powered transport is welcome including bikes, scooters, trailers and trikes, recommended for ages 4 years plus. Booking is essential on all our rides for health and safety purposes.

All our group rides, the pace will be gentle, we will go at the pace of the slowest rider and participants are free to stop for a rest if they need to.

Please note that the ride will finish at Impact Hub Birmingham and you will need to make your own way home.

You will need to have your own Bike and helmet to take part in the ride.

A light lunch will await children cycling into the hub. From 12:30pm onwards, join the Knights and Bikes Maker Space to create your knight helmets and swords ready for play and interaction with Gabrielle Kent, author of Knights and Bikes!

Cycle South Brum will also be taking over part of the car park outside for some fun cycling activities.


Tickets are £5 and includes a picnic lunch for children, Knights mask & sword making workshop as well as the main book event. Parents and carers get a free ticket when accompanying a child/children. This event is suitable for children aged 4+. Copies of Knights and Bikes will be on sale and Gabrielle will be signing books at the end of the event

About the book – Knights and Bikes

Welcome to the sleepy island of Penfurzy in Cornwall, where nothing exciting ever really happens. OR DOES IT? Adventure awaits Demelza and her new best friend in the whole world, Nessa, as they explore the island and uncover the mysteries of the Penfurzy Knights.

With a honking pet goose sidekick, quirky islanders and a legendary treasure to find, it’s up to Nessa and Demelza to ride their bikes, solve the puzzles before them, and face down danger with frisbees, water-balloons, feathers… and a toilet plunger. Will the girls be able to life an ancient and deadly curse that no adult has ever been able to prevent?



Book here.


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