15 Child-Friendly Bike Rides In Birmingham

15 Child-Friendly Bike Rides In Birmingham

Birmingham is a great place to visit for family days out and shopping with your friends, try seeing the city by bike and enjoying the sights.


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Park and Track Routes


Cannon Hill Park - If you’re looking for plenty of nature then this path is perfect, it’s an easy-going route great for kids new to cycling.

Rea Valley Route - This path is a garden lovers haven, full of beautiful flowers and gorgeous scenery, you won’t want to miss out.

Barclaycard Arena to Galton Valley - If you’re one for history then this path is ideal, full of old buildings and facts to fill your mind with.

Perry Hall Playing Fields - Built on an old mansion ground, this path is perfect for a family day out with some fantastic sightseeing included! Don't forget your helmet for peace of mind.

Bournbrook Route - Popular amongst cyclists, joggers and families, grab your bike and head off here!

Cole Valley Route - Take this path and you’ll have a great family day out, it’s an easy-going route perfect for young kids. This is great for a varied age range and skill level.

Rea Valley Millennium Route - This route in total is just over 6 miles long and its easy-going path makes it perfect for kids!

Woodgate valley country park Loop - This loop is longer, taking around 3 hours to complete. It's 28 miles long and is mostly paved surfaces so the perfect bike is a road bike, balance bike with basket or a wide range of kids bikes. Don't forget to grab your bike helmet before you head off!
Jamboree Stone Loop (from Wylde Green) - This loop will take you on a journey of 34 miles. You'll be cycling for around 3 hours or more.
Selly Manor Loop from Bournville - This loop will see you pass some fantastic scenery and beautiful houses. It's 26 miles long so you'll be cycling for around 3 hours.


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Waterside Routes


Central Birmingham Canal Ring - This route is perfect if you love waterside views!

Merritts Brook Greenway - This is a new cycle route, passing a reservoir and a vast amount of greenery. 

Harborne Walkway - Passing a vast amount of water and tunnels perfect for shade, this route is great for a family trip out.

Birmingham Canal Loop from Wake Green - This loop rides along the beautiful canal. It's around 17 miles long and would take you 1 hour and 30 minutes to complete.
Croxall Lakes Loop from Sutton Coldfield - This loop will see you pass some breathtaking waterside views. It's 34 miles long so you'll be on this cycling path for between 3 and 4 hours.


Birmingham is a great place for all sorts of days out!  If you're wanting to get away this summer but don't want to stray too far, why not try the Isle Of Wight, there are some great family cycling facilities here.

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