Cycling West Midlands
The West Midlands offers a whole host of cycling opportunities, for leisure, commuting and the club cyclist. Besides the road network, there are a range of off-road paths, some shared with pedestrians and others specifically for cyclists. Bikes can be used on bridleways (but always give way to horse riders and pedestrians).
The Midlands also has an abundance of canals where towpaths offer a great chance to get away from traffic on level routes. Towpaths belong to British Waterways, so always follow their code of practice when cycling near canals. Areas such as Sutton Park and Cannock Chase also offer a great opportunity to enjoy cycling as a leisure activity with routes to suit everyone.
- Direct, door-to-door journeys
- Cheap, sustainable transport and free parking
- Helps to keep you fit whilst travelling to work, school or the shops
- Cycling is the quickest mode of transport for most urban journeys under 5 miles in length