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Travelling by Bike

Travelling by Bike
Cyclist

We have collected some great advice about cycling, bikes and how Birmingham Cycle Revolution can help you start cycling and develop your skills. There are also some excellent guides on the Sustrans get cycling webpage.

Bike shops in Birmingham

A list of the bike shops in Birmingham, selling new and used bikes and accessories and offering maintenance and repairs.

Route Planning

When you decide to use your bike for making a work or pleasure journey it is important to consider what route you will take.

The Birmingham Cycle Map is a helpful tool to help you plan your route.

Cycle to work Schemes

It is possible to purchase a tax deducted bike through your employer to enable you to cycle to work.

Please click on the link for further information that can be found on the Department for Transport Cycle to Work scheme

Clothes and accessories

Cycling

Make sure you wear clothing which is appropriate for cycling. You should be able to move freely without items covering your lights or getting caught in your bike's chain and wheels. It’s important to dress to be seen, so consider wearing:

  • light-coloured or fluorescent clothing that helps other road users to see you in daylight and poor light; and
  • reflective clothing and/or accessories e.g. a belt or arm/ankle bands when it is dark.

More information about being safe and seen when travelling by bike can be found on the gov.uk website.

Cycle Training

When children decide they wish to travel by bike, undertaking bikeability training is important to keep them safe. Bikeability is fun and gives individuals the skills and confidence to cycle in modern road conditions.

Bikeability replaced ‘cycle proficiency’ and was developed by more than 20 professional organisations including the Royal Society for Prevention against Accidents and is supported by cross-Government departments including the Department for Transport, Department of Health and Department for Education.

If you are an adult thinking about getting back on your bike and feel would like to have some adult cycle training then please contact the Road Safety Team on 0121 303 7683.

Travelling with your bike on the train

Traveling by train

Details of taking bikes on trains are on the Network West Midlands website.

Station Travel Plan

Keeping it 'green' at Kings Norton

At Kings Norton we're making an extra commitment to encouraging rail users to travel sustainably. The station has been selected as part of a national pilot to encourage rail users to consider healthy and eco-friendly ways to get to and from the station, rather than travelling by car alone.

Network West Midlands station travel plan.