The Smoothie Way To Get You To Cycle in Birmingham

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Two coffee shops are getting involved in the new Birmingham Cycle Revolution launched this month.

First, Birmingham Cycle Revolution have teamed up with local café, Boston Tea Party, to create a ‘cycle smoothie’ which has health benefits for cyclists and we will be giving away free samples next Friday in Victoria Square.

cycleThe event is part of a wider initiative to tempt people to dust off their bikes and get pedalling.

For example, next Friday 27th, is part of a regular fixture on the last Friday of each month to encourage commuters on their bikes.

Given the growing association between cycling and coffee shops, it’s great to see BTP behind this initiative.

The recipe for the smoothie is as follows:

SUPER BLUEBERRY

apple juice (250ml)

blueberries (110g)

1cm cube of ginger (10g)

half a banana (60g)

Dale Allison, manager of Boston Tea Party who created the smoothie said that he used “banana for energy and ginger because it reduces muscle soreness for cyclists”.

Secondly, Local businesses can also get involved with Birmingham Cycle Revolution at an event on Wednesday June 25th at Urban Coffee Company on Church Street from 12pm to 2pm. The Smarter Choices team will be hosting a free business lunch to inform local employers about Top Cycle Locations scheme and grant process.

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Thanks to Beth Meads at WPR for the nod for this piece.

So,  let’s get behind “#BikeDayFriday and folks are being encouraged to send in their ‘Cycle Selfies’ using the hashtag.
More details on Birmingham Cycle Revolution programme, visit: www.birmingham.gov.uk/bcr
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