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iCycle present 'Blind Dave' Heeley with a West Bromwich Albion themed Tandem Bike!
08 March 2016

Queen Alexandra College (QAC) governor, Dave Heeley, known as "Blind Dave", was presented with a brand new West Bromwich Albion themed tandem bike that was assembled by the team here at iCycle, during the recent football match played between the Baggies and Manchester United at the Hawthorns Stadium.

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The bike will be used as part of Dave’s next fundraising challenge and was presented to him at half-time during the game. QAC’s Business Development Manager, Colin Darling, represented iCycle and the College during the presentation on the pitch.  

Avid Albion fan Dave will be joining 30 other fans as part of the Baggies Bike Challenge 2016. He will ride 180 miles over three days on a tandem bike, between Norwich and West Bromwich from the 17th to 19th March. Dave’s previous achievements include being the first blind person in the world to have completed the ultimate endurance challenge of 7 marathons in 7 days on 7 continents and the team at iCycle are extremely proud to have been able to support Dave with his latest challenge!

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Located in Bearwood, iCycle is one of several successful businesses owned by QAC, a national college for people with disabilities, with all profits paid back into the charity, helping to enhance the QAC experience for its students. iCycle sells bicycles, accessories and clothing for all aspects of cycling and is an authorised Cycle Scheme approved supplier.

 


Introducing Sat, our new iCycle Manager...
25 February 2016

QAC is delighted to welcome Sat Singh to the QAC Enterprises team as our new manager of iCycle. Sat is a self-proclaimed cycling enthusiast and has been in the cycling trade for 5 years now, being a cycling proficiency and cycling skills instructor prior to working at different cycle stores before joining iCycle.

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Sat plans to make iCycle an even more competitive retail outlet, as well as further developing community engagement. Sat also added that knowing iCycle works towards helping out an extremely good cause in supporting people with disabilities at QAC, makes him enjoy working at iCycle even more.

In addition to Sat, the iCycle team consists of Dennis and Michael, both cycle mechanics. Dennis has worked at iCycle for 7 years, and enjoys facing new challenging repairs every day, finding it satisfying to be able to overcome those challenges and allow fellow cyclists to get the best out of their bicycles.

Michael has worked at iCycle for 24 years now, previously being a student here at QAC. He finds satisfaction in completing repairs and seeing his customers leave happy with the work he's done. He also enjoys showing what disabled people can achieve, in spite of the challenges they face with their disabilities.

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Located in Bearwood, iCycle is one of several successful businesses owned by QAC with all profits paid back into the charity, helping to enhance the QAC experience for our students. iCycle sells bicycles, accessories and clothing for all aspects of cycling and is an authorised Cycle Scheme approved supplier.

 


iCycle meets the Birmingham Business Charter for Social Responsibility standard
03 February 2016

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iCycle was delighted to have recently received accreditation on meeting the Birmingham Business Charter for Social Responsibility standard. To mark this iCycle received a certificate and letter of congratulations from Councillor Stewart Stacey, Cabinet Member for Commissioning, Contracting and Improvement.  

The Birmingham Business Charter for Social Responsibility aims to boost the local economy through support to the local supply chain, creation of job opportunities and ensuring employees are paid a fair wage. The Birmingham Business Charter for Social Responsibility is a set of guiding principles to which Birmingham City Council adhere to and also invites its contracted suppliers, the wider business community, other public sector bodies (including schools) and third sector organisations to adopt.

The principles of the charter are:

•    Local Employment

•    Buy Birmingham First

•    Partners in Communities

•    Good Employer

•    Green and Sustainable

•    Ethical Procurement

 

For more information please visit Birmingham Business Charter for Social Responsibility

 

 


Volunteers Needed!
17 September 2015

Do you want to make a difference in your local community, meet some wonderful students, and/or get some work experience?

A member of the iCycle team repairs a bike wheel.

We are looking for volunteers to help out in iCycle, our bike shop based in Bearwood. We need people who are passionate about cycles and can explain the differences between brands. Ideally you will also have done Cytech training and be able to mend/assemble bikes, with support from our staff.

You need to be reliable, flexible, have a positive attitude to disability and a mature outlook on life.

iCycle Bike Shop

We work with vulnerable adults so safeguarding is of the utmost importance to us, and you will be required to go through a DBS check (at no cost to you) and provide references.

If you are interested please download a Volunteer application form from the website and return it to our HR team either by post or via e-mail to HR@qac.ac.uk. Alternately please call HR to request a form on 0121 428 5014.


Easter Servicing
19 March 2014

With Easter fast approaching and glorious sunshine ever more imminent, our servicing department is getting busier by the day. So, if you would like your bike to be in eggcellent working order, don't leave it until the last minute


Back in stock
12 February 2014

The Brooks B17 saddle is now back in stock. Available in Black, Brown and Tan. Only £65!!


Twitter
12 February 2014

we are now on Twitter. Please follow @icycle2014


One Week To Go
08 February 2014

Weather permitting, Sunday 16th February sees the first cycle ride from the iCycle premises. Leaving at 8am on the dot, the first ride will be a very leisurely route along the scenic canals of Birmingham. Our loop will head into the city centre before finishing at Coffee Junction - the finest coffee shop around  


Just arrived
07 February 2014

Just arrived, the Merida Big Seven 500. Get the best of both worlds, improved rolling similar to that of its 29" big brother but with the acceleration and manoeuvrability of a 26". The 27.5 (650b) tyre makes the perfect all rounder


Dawes Touring Specialists
04 February 2014

2014 sees us adding the renowned Dawes touring range to our portfolio. Why not pop in to see them or call us to arrange a test ride!!


In Store Now!! Frog Bikes leap into iCycle
04 February 2014

We are now stockists of Frog bikes. Frog bikes are colourful, quality, lightweight childrens bikes. Ranging from 12 to 26 inch wheels, in a variety of colours (including special edition Children in Need versions).


We have moved!
13 April 2013

Dear customers, we have now moved to a bigger new premises in Bearwood. Our new address is 115 Three Shires Oak Road, Bearwood, Smethwick. B67 5BT.  Tel - 01214285040 (we kept our number). We would like to thank you for your support over the years and hope to see you in Bearwood 


Bamboo Bikes Coming Soon
20 February 2013

Are you bored of everyday of the shelf bikes? Would you like to ride something unique? Bamboo Bikes are coming to iCycle in the very near future. With a frame that's stronger than steel, as light as aluminium and more forgiving on the roads than carbon, what could be better than an environmentally friendly, British built Bamboo Bike? www.bamboobikes.co.uk

 


Electric Cycle Test Rides
03 March 2011

Would you like to cycle more?

  • Do the hills put you off?
  • Try one of our electrically assisted bikes
  • Test one out away from the road, on our premises - helmets provided

When?

Saturday 26 March 11am - 1pm

Where?

Queen Alexandra College, Court Oak Road, Birmingham

Or road test Monday - Saturday at our shop on the corner of Ravenhurst Road and Harborne High Street

0121 428 5040
iCycle bike shop is part of Queen Alexandra College Enterprises