Discover some of Birmingham’s hidden heritage sites by bike.
We are very excited to share our Secret Birmingham – Heritage Cycle Routes and invite you to join us on a led ride exploring the Tolkien Route for Heritage Week. This is your chance to discover local green spaces, bike-friendly cycle routes and learn about some of Birmingham’s hidden heritage sites along the way.
Wed 15th September – 10am
We will meet on the A38 Blue Cycle Route, Bournbrook Road junction outside University of Birmingham, leaving promptly at 10am. The ride will be approx 12 miles round trip, using cycle paths and green spaces with a few small roads to link up the route. Led by qualified ride leaders, starting/finishing on the A38. There will be opportunity for a pitstop and chat at the Floating Front Room, Port Loop.
This ride is suitable for all the family. All people-powered transport is welcome including e-bikes and trailers, but participants must have basic bike handling skills, the ability to ride 14miles and be confidant riding on the road. The route is mostly off road but there are a few small road sections.
Booking is essential on all our rides for health and safety purposes.
We will be exploring part of the CHAMBERLAIN ROUTE – this is a 12 mile circular route, mostly traffic free which explores the area around The University of Birmingham, the Harborne Walkway, Birminghams famous towers and canals, before heading back via the water fountains in Chamberlain Square and then re-joining the A38 Blue cycle route at Kent Street which takes us back to the start.
More information about the Secret Birmingham – Heritage Cycle Routes can be found HERE.
Click the links below to view some fantastic video content and find out more about the heritage points along this route.
- Old Joe
- Metchley Fort
- Harborne Walkway
- Moor Pool Estate
- Perrott’s Folly
- Blondin Statue
- Waterworks Tower
- Port Loop
- Joseph Chamberlain Memorial Clock Tower
- Cemeteries of the Jewellery Quarter
As on all our group rides, the pace will be gentle, nobody will get left behind.
Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult. You will need to have your own bike and helmet to take part in the ride or bike hire is available from West Midlands Cycle Hire, dock located next to University train station or a Brompton Bike Hire dock in Birmingham City Centre.
Booking is essential for health and safety reasons. If you are booking for more than one person please add the correct number of tickets to your cart and tell us the names of all attendees (including children) in the Eventbrite booking form.