Cyclestreets.net is a brilliant little website for bicyclists. Just enter where you are and where you want to go and it will take you a proper cyclists route, tell you the distance, how quiet or otherwiseit will be and how many calories you will burn completing it.
This is extraordinary. You can actually choose a route to avoid unnecessary hills. Excellent for the part-time cyclist!

Bicycle Shops or Bicycle Accessories Outlets or Cycle Repairers

Evans Cycles - Birmingham

25-29 Temple St, Birmingham B2 5DB, UK – 0121 643 8396

Macolm was great, demonstrated the Brompton folding bike!

Cycle Surgery

14 The Priory Queensway, Birmingham B4 6BS, UK – 0121 236 8280

Booked a back on the road service for my Retro GT zaskar race today and got new chain, brakes and good advice from Shaun in the cycle surgery all for a good price. The long opening hours also make it perfect for people working to pick bikes up at a time convenient to suit. Will be using them again for my Cube soon. Thanks

Will was really helpful with my (self-made) mechanical issue. Couldn't have asked for more.

On Your Bike

33-40 Bradford St, Birmingham B5 6HX, UK – 0121 666 6933

Just had a Hope bottom bracket fitted after Evans botched fitting the last one resulting in it wearing out after just 3 weeks!! Very knowledgeable, I should have gone there in the first place! I won’t be getting the bike sorted anywhere else in the future...

Bought a new bike from this place just before Xmas. I’ve had a couple of issues with it since and on both occasions it has been dealt with in an exemplary fashion with absolutely no questions asked. A good bunch of guys, clearly very knowledgable and passionate about what they do. Would definitely recommend and would buy from them again.

Cycle Hire

Cycle Republic

37 Colmore Row, Birmingham B3 2BS, UK – 0121 236 9385

I recently purchased a bike from Cycle Republic. The team were great, very efficient and nothing was to much trouble for them. Very knowledgeable and willing to share freely. I recently took my back wheel in for a service as it went out of true again I couldn't fault the team dropped it off and the following day I collected and to my surprise the team didn't charge me for the repair. I will be using these guys as my LBS in the future. Many Thanks for your help.

Genuinely think the lads here are brilliant. I’m not a big cyclist, I only use my mountain bike to commute into/from work, but it’s needed to be serviced and I’ve had a few problems with my tub less tyres/rims letting me down. Thankfully the staff here have never let me down (see what I did there? 😉) and have bailed me out several times as I’ve had to drop my bike in without any notice and they’ve sorted out any problems in a matter of hours while I’m at work. One thing they clearly don’t do is work or repairs that don’t need doing - which really puts people like me at ease. You can tell as well it’s not just a job for them, they are keen cyclists first. Top blokes, top place.

Cycle Chain / Bicycle Boat

Canal Old Line,, Birmingham B1 2HZ, UK – 07547 587050

Iv been going here for anything about my past and current bikes! The guy who works here awesome. Got him a bottle of wine yesterday just passing through hope you enjoy that mate well deserved.

They re the best! Cheap and good!!

Cycle Chain

Birmingham B16 8DW, UK – 07986 727832

They have two locations, one next to the Sealife, and the other one indicated here on the map. You should definetly call before visiting the shop because they may be one or the other location. Otherwise they do have a good selection of bikes. Bought one of their cheapest (around £60) and it has served me well for my everyday commute during 3 months (then I left B'ham, the bike is still fine!). If they don't have what you need in stock, they may look at the ones not repaired yet and get it fixed for you in a week or so. You can also purchase a lock at the store if you need one.

Never open just went there and it's not open 9 - 5 lies

Bicycling Safety Video

Lots of little tips you might not have thought of - from Ireland.