This guide contains afternoon rides designed around the city parkland, canals and countryside of Birmingham. Avoiding cars wherever possible, these 20 rides explore unexpected green nooks and sights of interest in and around Birmingham. Easy rides are listed for children and beginners, and offroad rides for mountain bikers. There are also listings of cafes and pubs en route, and all the ride instructions are accompanied with detailed mapping. This book provides the information to enable you to: visit the Jewellery Quarter and Aston Hall by bike; carve a car-free figure-of-eight round the central canals; pedal round the two towers; explore the parkland corridors of the suburbs; mountain bike the Lickey; Clent and Waseley Hills; collect towpath miles on the Main Line and Dudley waterways; find the green trails in north Wolverhampton; and do the Curly Wyrley round Walsall.