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ABOUT US.

Welcome to the Birmingham Irish Cycle Appeal (BICA) website, where our passion for cycling meets the power of community and charitable giving. As a registered Community Amateur Sports Club (CASC), BICA combines the joy of extreme cycling challenges with the noble goal of raising funds for charities and great causes.


For over two decades, BICA has been at the forefront of cycling philanthropy, bringing together a wonderful bunch of cyclists from all walks of life. With our annual extreme cycling challenge, we push our limits and conquer new horizons while making a positive impact on society.


Since our inception, BICA has proudly raised over £1,000,000 in total, supporting numerous charitable organisations and community initiatives. We believe in the strength of unity and the transformative power of collective action. By joining the BICA family, you become part of a legacy of generosity and resilience.


As a Community Amateur Sports Club, BICA is committed to promoting community participation in amateur sports and fostering inclusivity. We provide accessible facilities and opportunities for people of all backgrounds to engage in cycling and embrace an active lifestyle.


One of the key advantages of being a CASC is the ability to enjoy tax benefits. By registering as a CASC, BICA gains valuable tax relief, including exemptions from business rates and specific taxes. This ensures that more of the funds we raise go directly towards supporting the causes we care about.


Join the BICA family today and be part of a community that combines the love for cycling with the desire to make a difference. Together, we can continue raising funds, creating lasting impacts, and changing lives one pedal stroke at a time.

2023 - West Coast

2023 - WEST COAST.

In July, BICA is embarking on an incredible cycling adventure along the captivating west coast of Ireland. Covering a challenging 600 miles, this journey will bring together over 30 dedicated cyclists and a fantastic backup team.

Our epic ride will commence at Mizen Head, a breathtaking starting point, and will culminate eight days later at Malin Head, marking a momentous achievement for each participant. As we pedal through picturesque local towns, we will be immersed in the awe-inspiring beauty of the Irish countryside.

Undoubtedly, this journey will test our mettle. The wind, rain, and sheer mileage will present formidable challenges for all riders. However, the knowledge that every pedal stroke is contributing to a great cause will fuel our determination and make the journey that much more meaningful.


With every mile conquered, we aim to raise vital funds and awareness for charities and causes close to our hearts. Together, we can make a tangible difference and support those in need. Our shared commitment to this noble mission will serve as a powerful motivator, propelling us forward even in the face of adversity.

As we navigate the rugged Irish landscape, the bonds of camaraderie and the spirit of solidarity will be forged among our team. Together, we will celebrate victories, overcome obstacles, and create lasting memories that will stay with us long after the ride is over.

Buckle up, embrace the Irish spirit, and let's ride for a cause that truly matters.

This year we are raising money for:

Midwifery Bereavement Facilities (Birmingham Women’s & UHCW Hospitals)
Birmingham Hospice
Soft UK
Kingsbury SEN Academy
Orlatih Quinn
Laura Lynn Hospice
BUMBLEance
Buncrana Children's Charity

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Day 1

Mizen Head - Bantry

Day 2

Bantry - Tralee

Day 3

Tralee - Ballyvaughan

Day 4

Ballyvaughan - Westport

Day 5

Day off

Day 6

Westport - Bundoran

Day 7

Bundoran - Buncrana

Day 8

Buncrana - Malin Head

2022 Cyprus

2022 - Cyprus.

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In October 2022, BICA completed its 21st cycling expedition around the captivating island of Cyprus. Over five challenging days, our dedicated team of cyclists covered an impressive distance of 385 miles, exploring the diverse landscapes of the country.
One of the highlights of this remarkable journey was conquering the majestic Troodos mountains, which soared over 6,000 feet above sea level. The breathtaking views and exhilarating climbs tested our endurance and showcased the indomitable spirit of our cyclists.


What made this ride even more extraordinary was the collective effort to make a positive impact. Through the unwavering support and generosity of our team, sponsors, friends, and families, we raised an astounding sum of over £100,000 for a range of incredible charities and causes.


The funds raised have been allocated to support the remarkable work of organisations such as the UHCW Robotic Surgery Appeal, Kingsbury SEN Academy, Birmingham Irish Dementia Care Centre, Ladies Fighting Breast Cancer, Teenage Cancer Trust, Craniaa Neuro Rehab/Newry, and Sinead O'Meara. Witnessing the profound impact of our contributions and the difference it makes to these worthy causes was an immensely gratifying experience.

As we handed over the cheques to our esteemed charity partners, it was an emotional and heartfelt moment. It served as a testament to the power of unity, determination, and generosity of the human spirit. Each donation, no matter how big or small, played a crucial role in helping us surpass our fundraising goal and create meaningful change in the lives of others.

The video below shows our journey throughout the ride. Be sure to check it out!

TESTAMONIALS.

BRETT

"Reflecting on my incredible 10-year journey with BICA fills my heart with immense gratitude and joy. Joining this remarkable community of cyclists was one of the best decisions I ever made, and it has shaped my life in ways I never could have imagined."

SHARON

"Joining BICA as a new cyclist has been a life-changing experience. The welcoming community, supportive riders, and shared sense of purpose have made my first year unforgettable. I've grown as a cyclist, found lifelong friends, and discovered the joy of making a positive impact. BICA is more than just a cycling club—it's a family that I'm grateful to be a part of."

AIDAN

"I can't express enough how grateful I am to have been part of the BICA family. The experience was truly extraordinary. From the moment I joined, I was welcomed with open arms and instantly felt a sense of belonging. The camaraderie and support among the cyclists were unmatched."
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