This is a followup to the ride cam I did a couple of weeks ago on National Cycle Route 535 down the Plants Brook/New Hall Valley cycleway, from Sutton to Tyburn – here I pick up the route from the Birngham and Fazeley Canal at Tyburn to follow route 533, and finish at Digbeth Junction in the city centre.
This is a classic canal route which has now mostly been resurfaced, and a jolly nice ride it is too – it goes along the canal beside the Tyburn Road, under Spaghetti Junction and past Star City right into the heart of town – the only hazards being truculent geese and the crew working on the resurfacing project.
Not enough people are aware how fine this route is – and quick, too. I wasn’t cranking it out and did the whole run in about 30 minutes – the video is speeded up about 2.8 times. It’s a great way for city and traffic-shy cyclists to explore Birmingham, or just for people like me who love the atmosphere, the wildlife and scenery, who just want to enjoy a different slice of urban life.
Soundtrack is the epic ‘Song for All Seasons’ by hippy prog rockers Renaissance, a lost classic: overblown, pompous, but beautiful.
More to come later.
As always, more stuff like this as ever, on my 365daysofbiking journal.