Let's Get Moving aims to tackle the city's illegal and dangerous levels of air pollution caused by traffic; by making it easier for people to choose to cycle through more investment in cycling infrastructure.
Admittedly I thought this was a bike-enthusiasts event, sadly, it is not. It is, however, the comedy night Pedalling for Laughs, held at the Glee Club in the Arcadian, and supported by Friends of the Earth café in Digbeth.
Instead of an evening of statistics, however, Pedalling for Laughs is going to be a laugh-a-minute night, where a portion of the ticket price goes towards cycling plans in the city.
The line-up includes a number of comedians who have earned their laughing stripes through gigging, stand-up and successful tours. Stella Graham is described as 'ballsy and inappropriate', and youngest of the bunch, Joe Sutherland is hilarious (I saw him in a pub in Greenwich about 6 months ago), too. Joe's an ex-model and recently discovered he tickled people's funny bones.
Adam Kay is another of the comedians promising to make you chuckle. Adam is the most established acts of the night, and probably the one you've heard of. He's toured the UK and has even had Stephen Fry hooting with laughter.
I've bought my tickets already (£10 early bird price when you quote 'for laughs'), so I get a good seat. The Glee Club is known on the comedy circuit as one of the better places to gig in Birmingham, but with comedy nights still a growing trend, it is still seen as a rather pointless past time. This event clearly challenges that; you're not just laughing because comedians are funny, you're laughing because it will help build a better, cleaner city. Or at least that's the idea.