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

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

Having recently purchased a bike from here, I can honestly say that the customer service I received was excellent! I spent at least an hour every visit (quite a few!) in here before actually making my mind up, and the guys upstairs were knowledgable, friendly and answered every question I had (and there were many!). On the day of collection for my bike, the guys downstairs could not have been more helpful. Overall, excellent service from a really well-stocked and well-staffed store.

Really helpful staff! I went in looking for some cycling shoes and left with a lot more knowledge on finding the right shoes. Thank you :)

On Your Bike

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

I used On Your Bike to hire 7 bikes for an office 'away day'. From initial enquiry to returning the hire bikes, staff were helpful, friendly and accommodating. Exemplary and professional level of service. I would recommend their service.

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 Surgery

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

Hugh of cycle surgery has the patience of a saint and gives excellent advice in every aspect of cycle geometry , drive train choices and bike fit. Thanks! it was easily the best advice I have ever been provided in a bike shop.

It is very nice large shop with plenty bikes. I do recommend it because the prices are very good for that city centre location.

Cycle Hire

Cycle Republic

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

I have always found the staff to be very knowledgeable and give honest advice, they always try and accommodate even the smallest query. I have seen them deal with customers who are being difficult and not taking responsibility and they are always very professional. The staff are truly 'into' bikes so you are dealing with people who know what they are doing. Thanks guys.

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.

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

Cycle Chain / Bicycle Boat

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

Very heplful gentlemen advised me where to cycle to see the city and equipped me with a map. I will come back to them!

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.

Bicycling Safety Video

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