Cycling

By cycling regularly you can save a fortune on motoring and public transport costs. Also you may not need to go to the gym to keep fit, and save even more money by not paying class and memberships fees.

A group of cyclists in Sandwell Valley

Cycling can also save you time, as integrating cycling into every day activities, such as travelling to work means you don't have to set time aside to keep fit. A 15 minute bike ride to and from work five times a week can burn off the equivalent of 11 pounds of fat in a year.

NHS health benefits of cycling

Sandwell Community Activity Network

As part of its drive to boost levels of physical activity, the council has introduced Community Activity Network Development Officers (CANDO) in each of Sandwell’s six towns.

 Cycling infrastructure

New Cycle routes are constantly being developed in line with the Sandwell cycling strategy.

Cycling infrastructure supplementary planning guidance for new developments

Sandwell cycling forum

The cycle forum scheduled for 26 April has been cancelled, the next meeting will be held on Wednesday 19 July 2017

Sandwell cycling forum is held four times per year and can be attended by anyone who is interested in cycling. You can view all previous agendas, minutes and associated meeting documents here.

Commuter cycling

To find the quietest, quickest or most recreational route to your destination plan your cycle route using a journey planner.

Safety tip for cyclists and drivers.

You can view the online Sandwell cycle route map or request a paper copy by:

Email: transport@sandwell.gov.uk
Telephone: 0121 569 4889/4261

Have your say on the Black Country cycling and walking strategy and implementation plan

Report a pothole

Report a problem on the network

Cycle training

Bikeability is cycling proficiency for the 21st century that gives you the skills and confidence to cycle in modern road conditions. 

Sandwell's safer and sustainable travel team can provide Bikeability training in schools.

For anyone else wishing to access FREE cycle training, please visit the Bikeright website and search for a local course.

Cycle security

Transport for West Midlands will be holding Love your bike session during 2017 and more information will be posted on this page when dates and locations are announced.

  • Free doctor bike safety checks
  • Free bike security marking
  • Buy a discounted D-lock for just £10
  • Advice on free cycle training and cycle maintenance sessions in your area
  • Police cycle security advice

Leisure cycling

National cycle network routes in Sandwell