Push Bikes (the Birmingham cycle campaign group), in association with the CTC (the national cycling charity), organised a short bike ride in the vicinity of the Conservative Party conference to call for sustained, reasonable funding for cycling infrastructure, as they have in other countries (most notably the Netherlands). A similar ride was held the week before at the Labour Party conference in Manchester (http://tinyurl.com/kq9769d).
I would like to make special mention of the West Midlands Police. The traffic officers on motorbikes and in cars were unexpected by all, including the police offices cycling with the ride, and they did a superb job of keeping those on the ride safe from motorists. Whilst we had arranged to have people on the ride who were experienced at guiding rides through Birmingham, nothing deters an impatient motorist like a police officer on a motorbike.
The Queen song used for this video is something of a cycling anthem for British cyclists, as in one line it sums up what we are fighting for. "I want to ride my bike, I want to ride it where I like" has the meaning of I want to safely undertake the journeys I need to make by the most direct and convenient route possible using the most efficient and sustainable form of transport known to man, and I want to do that without being bullied or even simply driven over by selfish and careless drivers who largely risk only a small fine. People in countries such as the Netherlands, Germany, Denmark, Sweden, and Norway take that right for granted, especially in the Netherlands. The national campaign for this right is called Space for Cycling (space4cycling.org.uk), and it is backed by prominent people.
I'm not sure who should be credited for the music. It's a remix of the Queen classic, and I found it being used as a soundtrack for a Japanese animé (youtu.be/wT1YstSDMk0). The animé ends crediting Lazy Hoshino, so that's what I've gone for. If anyone knows better, or from whom I should ask permission, please send me a message. My video is strictly non-commercial.