City of Wolverhampton Council has been successful in a Big Bike Revival bid to get people back on their bikes while raising money for The Haven Wolverhampton.

The Haven, based in Wolverhampton, is challenging members of the public to cycle a total of 104 miles to raise awareness of the 104 women killed each year by a current or former partner. 

People are being encouraged to jump on their bikes - static or push - and pledge to cycle 104 miles while raising sponsorship money to support the 1899 women and children who are supported by The Haven each year.

The City Council have joined in with this campaign and has been awarded £1,000 to support several city cycling events over the upcoming weeks including, guided rides and challenges to support The Haven Wolverhampton. 

Nextbike is also supporting the charity and has committed to issuing 20 codes for riders to use when signing up to the Haven led ride on Saturday 29 June. New users can register to NextBike and £5 of their £10 sign-up fee will go to The Haven Wolverhampton. 

Councillor Steve Evans, Cabinet Member for City Environment at City of Wolverhampton Council said: “I’m pleased we have been able to secure this funding, not only to encourage the people of Wolverhampton to get back on their bikes but to also be supporting one of our local charities.

“I would like to thank everyone involved in organising the events and hope to see many people signing up to the events on offer across the city.”

To get your voucher code: email for more information. 

Alternatively, to find out more of the upcoming events starting on Wednesday 26 June, visit The Big Bike Revival or follow The Haven on social media @thehavenwton. 

There is also the opportunity to win a £50 Enjoy Gift Voucher by joining in at one of The Haven Wolverhampton’s City Centre based events on Wednesday 26 June and Thursday 27 June. There is also the opportunity to get your bike checked over by a Dr Bike on the Thursday.