The aim of Bike North Birmingham is to make a real difference to cycling in Sutton Coldfield and Erdington. We have chosen to work intensively in one area of the city to maximise the project’s impact and to secure funding.
If you don’t live or work in North Birmingham, this doesn’t mean you can’t get on your bike. Lots of the information on this website is general, especially the how to guides and the reasons to cycle. There is a good network of cycling routes throughout the city, linking to the new sections being constructed in the North, and the transportdirect cycle journey planner covers all of Birmingham and the West Midlands. If you don’t already have a copy of the full Birmingham Cycling and Walking map, you can order one from the council website.
Many of our events are public and open to everyone, so you can still come along with your bike to join in the fun and pick up some Bike North Birmingham goodies.
If you are an employer anywhere in Birmingham, you can join the Company TravelWise scheme and get specialist advice on all forms of sustainable transport. Schools can get support for implementing and updating their School Travel Plan, request Bikeability training for pupils and look into becoming a Sustrans Bike It school. More information about all these services is available through the Smarter Choices Team at Birmingham City Council.
Be Active, one of our project delivery partners, has also teamed up with British Cycling to run Be Active by Bike. The scheme has six cycle hubs around the city and offers free led rides, one to one cycle training and bike hire for community groups.
We’re also monitoring everything we do as part of Bike North Birmingham, so we can use its success to shape future plans and projects. In years to come there could be Bike South, East and West Birmingham!