Bikeability conference 2024
Tuesday 19 March 2024, ICC Birmingham
The Bikeability conference is back for 2024! We had a fantastic conference this year and we are excited to officially launch next year’s conference.
The focus for 2024 is inspiration – we look back at the last 12 months and to the future and all the inspiring work being done up and down the country to deliver Bikeability to as many children as possible.
The conference returns to Birmingham this year, but moves to the International Convention Centre (ICC). The agenda is packed with inspirational keynote speakers, fantastic workshops, and plenty of opportunities to network and share best practice with your colleagues.
See some of the highlights from our previous conferences.
Registration, networking and partnership stands.
We’re inviting Bikeability’s partners to the conference so you can learn more about the fantastic work they do to support us and get more kids cycling. Explore, get chatting and find out more about the discounts and deals available to industry.
Welcome to the Bikeability Conference 2024
Introduction from Emily Cherry, Chief Executive, Bikeability Trust
Keynote speech from Active Travel England
Introduction from Emily Cherry, Chief Executive, Bikeability Trust
What comes next and inspiration from last 12 months. Impact through Bikeability – Achieving Active Travel England’s vision.
Special speaker address
We will split into five workshops, each focused on supporting you to deliver Bikeability to the highest standard. Sessions will be facilitated by the Trust and industry experts. Sessions will start with a short presentation from the delivery partner with the Bikeability Trust staff, and will then become a facilitated discussion for the whole group (not front-led Q&A) to help attendees provide their own answers, create solutions in their own setting. The workshops will be repeated after lunch. You need to register for your workshops sessions when you book your tickets. Places for each session are limited so please book early to avoid disappointment.
Lunch and networking
We will split into five workshops, each focused on supporting you to deliver Bikeability to the highest standard. Sessions will be facilitated by the Trust and industry experts. Sessions will start with a short presentation from the delivery partner with the Bikeability Trust staff, and will then become a facilitated discussion for the whole group (not front-led Q&A) to help attendees provide their own answers, create solutions in their own setting. The workshops are repeated from the morning. You need to register for your workshops sessions when you book your tickets. Places for each session are limited so please book early to avoid disappointment.
Q&A Session with key Trust executive staff and industry leaders from behaviour change and infrastructure world (updates and opportunity to ask questions (these must be pre-submitted).
Panel to be confirmed. Questions to be pre-submitted and throughout the morning.
Thank you and goodbye
Closing words from CEO Emily Cherry and patron Phillip Darnton OBE.
Meet our partners and network
We’re inviting Bikeability’s partners to the conference so you can learn more about the fantastic work they do to support us and get more kids cycling. Explore, get chatting and find out more about the discounts and deals available to industry. Join us at the venue bar for socialising with colleagues.
Tickets for the Bikeability Conference are available on Eventbrite at the early bird price of £25 for instructors and £75 for training providers and grant recipients. You will also need to book in for your workshops when you purchase your tickets. The cheaper early bird price will be available until Friday 5 January, so get your tickets as soon as you can to save!
We recognise some instructors want to attend the conference, so we are keeping their ticket cost lower. Therefore you will see the option for cheaper tickets on Eventbrite. We have limited instructor tickets available so we ask that if you are attending the conference as a grant recipient or training provider you purchase the appropriate ticket. We will be checking the delegate list against Link records, so may be in touch with you to clear up any confusion if you do purchase an instructor ticket.
Tickets must be paid for by card or via PayPal. We are unable to issue invoices for ticket payment.
The ICC is fully committed to ensuring the venue is accessible to every visitor, all the time. If you have any queries, or need assistance during your visit, just get in touch with a member of staff who will be happy to help. You can find out more about their accessibility accommodations here.
If you have any access requirements, please let us know by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you’re jumping on the train you’ll find three stations to choose from, all in the city centre, and all just a short walk from the ICC with New Street Station the closest.
The ICC is centrally located:
19 minutes’ walk from Birmingham New Street Station
21 minutes’ walk from Birmingham Moor Street Station
27 minutes to Birmingham Coach Station
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.
With a wealth of landmarks to view along the way including the impressive Library of Birmingham, walking to the ICC from the city centre offers the most scenic route to the venue. From New Street head up to Victoria Square and follow the signs to Centenary Square, the ICC and Utilita Arena Birmingham. Enter Centenary Square and walk straight towards the ICC, passing the stunning Library of Birmingham and Rep Theatre on your right.
If you’re driving to the ICC, Birmingham is at the heart of the UK’s motorway networks, close to the M6, M5 and M42. There are many car parks nearby, the closest spaces are at the ICC’s sister venue Utilita Arena Birmingham (King Edward’s Road, B1 2AA). Mobile payments can be made upon arrival at the Arena car park via www.parkjockey.com/pay, quoting location code 5020.
Visitors arriving by car will need to be aware of Birmingham’s Clean Air Zone. The ICC and associated visitor car parks are located within this area. Daily charges apply to vehicles entering the zone which do not comply with the zone’s criteria. For further information, and to check if your car is Clean Air Zone compliant, please click here.
There are lots of hotels near the venue. The ICC recommends using Hotel Finder, which is available on their website here.