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Cycling in Birmingham

Birmingham is a great place to cycle, and now there are even more opportunities to get out and about on your bike in the area.

Find out more about rides coming up in Birmingham here, and see the tabs below for other cycling opportunities.

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Clubs

Cycling clubs

British Cycling can help you to find a club that’s right for you. Use the club finder link to find a club near you There are some great cycling clubs and groups in Birmingham who welcome new and novice cyclists to come along and ride with them, including:

Hopwood Ladies
A recreational non-competitive cycling club run by women for women in the south of Birmingham. Offering fab weekly rides for all abilities taking into account family and work commitments.

Beacon Roads Cycling Club offers monthly introductory social led rides. If you fancy a  relatively short, easy-paced ride suitable for newcomers including cafe stops for refreshments – you’ll be among friends!

Stourbugs is Stourbridge's bicycle users group, offering cycling for fun, leisure and pleasure.

Solihull Cycling Club offers everything from competitive cycling to weekly recreational club rides catering for all abilities.

Halesowen Cycling Club offers competitive and recreational cycling opportunities to all.

Stourbridge Cycling Club supports both competitive and non-competitive, on- and off-road cycling.

Stourbridge Velo Cycling Club encourages the enjoyment of recreational and professional racing cycling in the local area.

Support

Cycling support

There are lots of initiatives in Birmingham designed to help and support you to get the most out of cycling.

Ride Active

Ride Active is a series of hour long sessions in mainly traffic-free environments, catering for those who have just started riding or returned after a long break, as well as those lacking in confidence when on their bikes. We will improve your bike handling skills, increase your confidence, and get you fitter while you have lots of fun in a friendly, relaxed and sociable session.

To book your place online, follow the link and enter your postcode: http://www.ridesocialrideactivebirmingham.co.uk/

Tel booking: 0121 464 1020

Sessions are currently running at Handsworth Wellbeing Centre, Kingstanding Wellbeing Centre, Nechells Wellbeing Centre, Small Heath Wellbeing Centre and Shard End Wellbeing Centre. The sessions are free and bikes are available

Organised by British Cycling in association with Big Birmingham Bikes and Birmingham Cycle Revolution.

Download the Birmingham Cycle Revolution/Big Birmingham Bikes Spring Summer 2016 Programme of events and activities.

Other cycling initiatives in Birmingham:

Pushbikes is a cycling campaign to make Birmingham and the West Midlands more cycle friendly. Join in one of their leisure rides or download a cycling map.

Midland Cycle Hire offers easy bike hire in Birmingham, Solihull and surroundings.

Where to ride

Where to cycle

Whatever kind of cycling you enjoy, Birmingham and the surrounding area has some great places to ride. 

Planning a commuter route is easier now the West Midlands has been added to the national Transport Direct online journey planner in 2010. Plan door-to-door cycle journeys – take the quietest, quickest or most recreational route.

Check out the routes in Erdington and Sutton Coldfield centred on Plants Brook and the Newhall Valley.

Birmingham's stunning canal network provides great routes for commuting or leisure close to the city centre. Find out more about local canal cycling.

Also West Midland Cycling has a very informative section on the different canal networks in and around Birmingham.