The main campus is the hub of network of safe routes for cyclists that stretch many kilometers, often completely free of traffic.
This map indicates where they are. Local knowledge is key; here is the best information on the routes out there:
1. A38 Blue Route: a two-way cycle lane that runs from campus's South Gate to the city centre. The lanes are completely segregated from Bristol Road traffic, and there are specially controlled lights to safely cross junctions. Great for commuters from Balsall Heath, the city centre and beyond.
2. Rea Valley Route: an off-road route through local parks that connects King's Norton, Stirchley, Northfield, Longbridge and beyond to Cannon Hill park.
3. Birmingham to Worcester Canal: the towpath runs from Bournville, Selly Oak, King's Norton and beyond with University station and then on to Edgbaston and the city centre.
4. Bourn Brook Walkway: cyclists who share with care are welcome on this route that connects campus to Woodgate Valley.
5. Harborne Walkway: Following an old train line, this shared route connects Edgbaston, Bearwood and Cape Hill to Harborne, from where commuters can ride through back roads to campus.
6. Moseley Links: Numerous routes to campus can be found on quiet roads from Sparkhill, Moseley, Balsall Heath, King's Heath and beyond.