The best places to go for a bike ride in Birmingham

Bike riding has many benefits, from improving your fitness to saving money on travel. If you love riding your bike, you'll be spoilt for choice for cycle lanes and canal tow paths in Birmingham.

1) Cannon Hill Park

Cannon Hill Park is a great place to ride your bike close to the city centre and whilst you’re there you’ll see the mac, the nature centre and the boating lake. The mac café is a good place to stop for a mid-ride coffee and slice of cake too - got to keep your energy levels up, right?

2) Rea Valley Route

The Rea Valley route is great if you want a slightly longer ride. This scenic route passes through Cannon Hill Park as well as following the tree lined paths, residential areas, towpaths and finally Kings Norton Park.

3) Birmingham and Fazeley canal route

Riding your bike through the Birmingham and Fazeley canal route is a great way to see some of the city’s attractions.


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4) Tame Valley Canal Route

The Tame Valley Canal Route goes past the Alexander Stadium. You can even stop off at the BMX track - if that's your thing - which is a short detour from this route.

5) Sutton Park

As the largest urban park in Europe, there's plenty of space for you to take to your wheels here at Sutton Park in the North of Birmingham. Stick to the paths for a smooth ride or head for one of the off-road tracks or sand banks if you're looking for something a little more adventurous. If you're lucky you'll even get a glimpse of the wild ponies that get to call this place home.

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