Cycle shops, hire and clubs

Cycle away in minutes

Cycle Hire, Cycle Shops and Recycling

Use our handy map to view local facilities that can get you on two wheels.

Brompton Bike Hire

From as little as £2.50 a day you can hire a folding bike from Brompton Docks located around Birmingham City Centre:

  • Moor Street - outside main station entrance
  • Snow Hill - Colmore Row, opposite station entrance
  • Aston University
  • New Street - junction with Corporation Street 
  • Brindley Place
  • Birmingham International - opening soon

The bikes are available to hire for a couple of hours or even a whole weekend. As these bikes fold, you can take them on the bus and tram as well as the train.

To find out more and keep up to date with new dock locations, visit Brompton Bike Hire.

Free one-day bike hire

If you’re a Birmingham resident and a Leisure Card holder (A free card available to Birmingham residents to access council run gyms, pools and cycle centres), you can access free bike hire at a number of centres across the city.

This offer is part of Big Birmingham Bikes and Birmingham Cycle Revolution, ground-breaking initiatives aimed at getting people of all ages and abilities into cycling within a 20-minute cycling time of Birmingham City Centre.

To find your nearest centre and for more information, visit Big Birmingham Bikes.

Cycling Clubs

If you’re interested in getting together with other cycling like-minded people – this is the list for you! Local cycling clubs from beginner to competitive are listed below. It is best to contact the club directly to find out more information on their rides before heading out.

Wheels for All – These are special sessions for people with special needs and physical disabilities. Trained leaders help participants use adapted bikes in a fun and social environment. To date, sessions are scheduled in Coventry, Solihull and Small Heath.

Vista – The Coventry Visually Impaired and Sighted Tandem Association organises fun rides and social events for those who are visually impaired.

Breeze Rides  – The Breeze Program from British Cycling is aimed to encourage women to start riding. These friendly and fun rides are aimed for beginners and those who are new to cycling.

Heart of England Cycling Club – Based out of South Birmingham, Warwickshire, Worcestershire, this group organises longer rides at moderate pace (12-13 mph) as well as more slower paced (9 mph) on quieter roads in the country side.

Halesowen Cycling Club – This is a competitive and racing club where British Cycling Team members and Olympic athletes Jess Varnish and Helen Scott have trained previously.  

Beacon Roads Cycling Club – A cycling club based out of South Birmingham for over 60 years that organises rides for different levels, although you do need to be comfortable to ride 20-30 miles at 10mph.

Coventry Road Club – Cycling club that runs rides at different levels, with slowest pace being 12-14 mph.

CTC – Coventry – Touring based club that is affiliated with Cycling UK.

Earlson Wheelers – Touring based club that organises rides from 20-50 miles around the area.

Godiva Trailriders – A group that rides mountain bike and more rugged terrain.

Longbridge Cycling Club – Local cycling club that organises rides at more leisure paces of 10-12 mph. Their focus is a fun, social non-competitive riding.

M.I. Racing – As the name suggests, this is a competitive, racing based cycling club out of Coventry.

Nuneaton CTC Cycle Club – Touring based club that organises rides 3 times a week of about 30 miles.

Solihull Cycling Club – Cycling club since 1929 that organises fast paced rides to more social leisure rides.

Cycle Solihull – Provides local cycle route information and organises rides from 10-30 miles including more family focused rides.

Vista – The Coventry Visually Impaired and Sighted Tandem Association organises fun rides and social events for those who are visually impaired.

StourBug – Affiliated with Cycling UK (formerly CTC) and with over 300 members, this club organises social rides (typically at the pace of the slowest rider, 8mph) as well as mountain bike rides.

Bourneville Gentle Cycling – organised by Push Bikes, this is a group for beginner riders, with routes of about 10 miles to help people get started with riding.

If you know of any other local cycling club, please let us know and we will add them to our list!

Cycle Hubs


Sign up for free membership to the safest bike storage in the West Midlands.                                           

Find out more

Safety and maintenance


Make sure your bike is road ready and find out how you can learn basic maintenance skills for free

Find out more

Bikes on public transport


Make cycling part of your journey. Find out about taking bikes on public transport and the storage facilities available.

Find out more

Find a cycle route


What you need to know to start pedalling, including clothing advice, routes and more!                                                 

Find out more

Cycle training and events


Learn to ride, maintain and love your bike.

Find out more

Stay up to date


Don't miss out on vital information, sign up today and be in the know at all times.

Follow us on...


Swift Pay As You Go


If you pay cash fares to travel, PAYG is the smarter and cheaper way to travel by bus and tram in the West Midlands.

Find out more