Cycle South Brum

Secret Birmingham 

We are excited to share this new project with you! Secret Birmingham is a self-guided digital cycling tour of heritage sites across South Birmingham using bike friendly routes  as well as some of the city’s most beautiful green spaces. You can also access some great video content to learn more about the fantastic heritage sites you find along the way. 

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Cycling Tuition

Our aim is to help people to feel confident to be able choose cycling for shorter journeys. This is a great way to get active, reduce transport costs and impact on the environment. BikeAbility courses give you skills and confidence for all kinds of cycling. We offer courses for all abilities designed to improve cycling skills. Taking trainees from the basics of learning to ride, balance and control, all the way to planning and making an independent journey by bike.   

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Over 2019-2020 we taught 160 children & adults how to cycle, starting their sustainable cycling journey.

“The thought of teaching my three children to ride a bike was not only a complete non-starter, but a logistical nightmare… Esther was patient, a great mentor… so encouraging and positive. It wasn’t just riding a bike we were taught, but bike maintenance and bike safety too… As a family, we live as sustainably as we can, and riding our bikes has given us the chance to get active, improve our fitness and reduce our environmental impact by choosing a greener mode of transport.”

Corinne, mother to three new cyclists.

“I learnt how to cycle more safely on my own and with my children. I will cycle in my daily life and feel more confident about going further. Excellent course and instructors, it was also great to get some safe cycle route recommendations. Very friendly and inspiring!”

Level 2 BikeAbility participant.

Birmingham has illegal levels of air pollution. Using sustainable, active transport such as walking or cycling will not only reduce air pollution, but help the physical and mental health of Birmingham’s citizens too.

Cycle South Brum teaches people of all ages and abilities to get pedalling, we offer:

Discover Birmingham by Bike

Over the last few years there has been a massive investment in cycle infrastructure, including new, safer cycleways on the A34 and A38, as well as improved routes across the city. Finding these cycle routes in can be difficult, so we have put together a simple guide to cycling in Birmingham.  

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Community Cycling Groups

Many find cycling as a group helps to build confidence and familiarise yourself with the best cycle routes. We’re lucky in Birmingham to have a great cycling community with lots of groups you can join: 

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Image: Stephen Burke

Other Projects

Art Projects

We use the arts and education to engage people creatively in projects that provoke debate and inspire action.

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Energy Audits

ecobirmingham are working with ‘Footsteps’ to provide energy audits for places of worship in Birmingham.

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Creative Learning

Improving access to and understanding of the natural world and conserving the environment for children across Birmingham.

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