If you live in a busy city, there are high chances you use a bike to commute to work. Yes, this is an affordable and pleasant way compared to public transport. Also, it’s faster, especially when you start becoming used to your route. Now, if you live around Birmingham, you’ll be happy to learn it has some of the best cycling routes. Read on to find out!
Birmingham to Sutton Park
You all know the feeling of getting out of this busy city. Typically, this cycle route is eight miles long and originates from the city centre, moves along the Tame Valley Canal to its final destination – the 970-acre Sutton Park. For the best experience in this cycling route, consider using the hybrid bikes for men recommended by Cycle Solutions.
The City Centre Canal Route
While this six-mile route isn’t on the national cycle network, it offers a perfect moment to explore downtown areas and its surroundings. Following this route, you’ll discover a fascinating story about Birmingham’s past as the ‘World’s Workshop.’ The cycling route will take you from the Bullring shopping centre to the bustling city centre. As you cycle, enjoy a great view of the canals.
Birmingham to Wolverhampton Route
By far the longest route on this list, this is a 15.5-mile route that allows you to catch up with nature and history along the way. The best thing about this route is that it’s on the national cycle network, as indicated by Sustrans. However, it’s advisable to keep your eyes open while on this route since it has several plants, birds, insects and mammals.
Rea Valley Route
Starting from the heart of Birmingham, this 5.7-mile route passes through the Tourist Information Centre. The route takes you through Cannon Hill Park before linking up with the small River Rea. It also rides you through the open space of Pebble Mill playing fields. What’s more? You’ll pass through the greenery of Hazelwell Park. If you want extra sightseeing, ride to the Kings Norton Park.
Coventry Canal Towpath
This route typically forms a unique green corridor all through the city, which is perfect for family cycling and commuting. It starts at Stoney Stanton Road and Leicester Causeway’s junction, which is only a mile north-east of the City Centre. You have to cycle along the canal towpath from this area to the Conversation Area located at Hawkesbury Lock.
National Cycle Route 5 – Conwy County
Being a section of the National Cycle Route 5, it moves along Kinmel Bay, links Rhyl, North Wales coast, Rhos on Sea, Colwyn Bay, Abergele, Conwy, Llanfairfechan, Penmaenmawr and Llandudno. It is essential to note that most of this route is a traffic-free trail that comprises a short on-road section at Conwy. Afterwards, it heads back to the traffic-free seafront route.
The route moves along the road and westwards along the coast area all through the coast towns Llanfairfechan and Penmaenmawr. As denoted by Visit Coney in Llandudno Junction, this route offers a link to the RSPB Reserve. One of the best things about this route is that the included traffic-free sections are ideal for wheelchair users and walkers.