Hub Talks: Knights and Bikes

Join us for our first #RadicalChildcare HubTalks event with Knights and Bikes!


Welcome to the sleepy island of Penfurzy in Cornwall, where nothing exciting ever really happens. OR DOES IT? Adventure awaits Demelza and her new best friend in the whole world, Nessa, as they explore the island and uncover the mysteries of the Penfurzy Knights.

With a honking pet goose sidekick, quirky islanders and a legendary treasure to find, it’s up to Nessa and Demelza to ride their bikes, solve the puzzles before them, and face down danger with frisbees, water-balloons, feathers… and a toilet plunger. Will the girls be able to life an ancient and deadly curse that no adult has ever been able to prevent?


Making Workshop | 12.30pm
From 12:30pm onwards, join the Knights and Bikes Maker Space at Impact Hub Birmingham to create your knight helmets and swords ready for play and interaction with Gabrielle Kent, author of Knights and Bikes! Cycle South Brum will also be taking over part of the car park outside for some fun cycling activities.

Talk with Gabrielle Kent | 2pm
Hear from Knights and Bikes author Gabrielle Kent who lectures in video game development at Teeside University, and was named as one of the Top 100 most influential women in the games industry. She is also the author of the Alfie Bloom series (Scholastic).

Family Friendly Led Bike Ride | 10am | Meet at The MAC, Cannon Hill Park

Fancy cycling with us to the event? Cycle South Brum are excited to be working with Impact Hub Birmingham and Knights Of to bring you a led family bike ride. Starting from the MAC, Cannon Hill Park we will be heading off on National Cycle Route 5 using the cycle paths and some roads to get us over to Digbeth, passing through the cities street art district before arriving at Impact Hub Birmingham for our first #RadicalChildcare HubTalks event with Knights and Bikes!

The ride will be led by qualified ride leaders, approx. 3/4 miles from Cannon Hill Park to Impact Hub Birmingham, the route will be via NCR 5 using cycle paths and some roads. This ride is suitable for all the family and all people-powered transport is welcome including bikes, scooters, trailers and trikes, recommended for ages 4 years plus. Booking is essential on all our rides for health and safety purposes.

As with all of Cycle South Brum’s group rides, the pace will be gentle, we will go at the pace of the slowest rider and participants are free to stop for a rest if they need to.

The ride to Impact Hub Birmingham will start at the MAC, Canon Hill Park. The meeting point will be out the back by the picnic tables ready for a 10am departure.

Please note that the ride will finish at Impact Hub Birmingham and you will need to make your own way home. Adults and children will need to have their own bikes and helmets to take part in the ride.



<<< TICKETS >>>

Tickets include a picnic lunch for children and are on a Pay As You Feel for Impact Hub Birmingham members and £5 a ticket for non Hub members. Tickets are for children (this includes a light lunch, knights mask and sword making workshop and the book event). Parents and carers get a free ticket when accompanying a child/children. You can book your ticket/s here via Eventbrite. This event is suitable for children aged 4+. Copies of Knights and Bikes will be on sale and Gabrielle will be signing books at the end of the event.

About Knights Of

Knights Of is a new children’s publisher founded in 2017, focused on ensuring the most inclusive team possible, from across backgrounds and communities, work on every book. #BooksMadeBetter

Knights Of works with retailers to make bookshops approachable to communities and families who do not regularly visit, supporting events, outreach, marketing and partnerships. In areas without bookshops, engagement is focused on non-traditional community spaces as well as schools, libraries and youth groups.






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Event Organizers

Impact Hub Birmingham with Writers to Readers, Foyles, Hachette Children’s & Walker YA

Date & Time

November 11, 2018 | 10:00 to 15:30


Impact Hub Birmingham


Entry Fee

Cost for Members: Pay As You Feel

Cost for Non Members: £5

Updated on 09 November 2018