Cycling from NEC to town

by step.doran   March 16, 2010  

Down in birmingham next week and as I'm letting the train take the strain I thought I'd take my bike down. Is cycling from the NEC to the city centre doable route wise?

I do 10 miles each way to work, so hopefully the distance is similar...

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PS> I have done a cyclestreets enquiry, but just wanting some context to go with the map!

S.

Start Cycle Commuting. Write off your car!

posted by step.doran [71 posts]
16th March 2010 - 12:34

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The Grand Union canal goes quite close. Coventry Road is very busy. Bordesley Green East might be worth trying but i'm not sure where access to NEC is near Marston Green. See http://birminghamcyclist.ning.com/group/commuting (scroll down)

posted by lessismore [25 posts]
17th March 2010 - 0:01

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Thanks for the info, and really interesting site, sadly I couldn't get a train that got me where I needed to be on time so I'm flying down. Was looking forward to riding somewhere new too!

Start Cycle Commuting. Write off your car!

posted by step.doran [71 posts]
17th March 2010 - 14:25

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The Spanish guy coming over to the NEC is hiring a bike - http://www.onyourbike.com/stylesheet.asp?file=6_1_1_about_our_cycle_hire

posted by lessismore [25 posts]
17th March 2010 - 17:11

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