New or returning to cycling?

We know that if you're new or returning to cycling after a long time, it can be both exciting and nerve-wracking.

We’ve got all you may need to help you!

Useful Information

Click the sections below for more information before you get back on the bike!

Bike Maintenance

If you are getting your bike out for the first time this year, it’s important to make sure it’s in good working order.

Use our helpful step-by-step guide that will assist you with brakes, gears, punctures and safety checks.

Local Bike Shops

You can buy or hire bikes in the West Midlands.

Cycle routes
  • Cycle lanes: There are many cycle lanes along key routes that can help with your journeys. The West Midlands has one of the most extensive canal networks, connecting majority of our towns and cities - our region is a great place to cycle
  • Cycle maps: To help you plan your ride, see our cycling maps. You can use the highway network (including cycle tracks, cycle lanes and signposted cycle routes on quiet roads) or go off-road to explore miles of greenways, woodland tracks and your canal network
  • Find a cycle route in your area.
Cycle Clubs you can join

Get involved by joining a community cycle club.

Get active and travel safer


For a guide on how to fit cycling, walking or running in your day for your short journeys and daily exercise, whilst social distancing.

Click here

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