Get, set, go!

Updated 30th June 2022

Cannock Chase Forest is excited to welcome Birmingham 2022 and be venue of the mountain bike competition on 3 August. 

As we and the organising committee prepare for this event, there inevitably will be some disruption to the central visitor areas, car parks and bike trails at Cannock Chase Forest.

This unfortunately is an unavoidable part of being selected as one of many games venue. But because of this opportunity, we have been able to further improve our cycling offer at Cannock Chase Forest by introduction of our fantastic new facilities, including the new blue graded Perry’s Trail and Pedal and Play.

Further detailed information on trail closures, car park closures and diversions, can be found below - please note that on 3rd August unless you have a ticket for the games, you should not travel to site:

FacilityOpen/ClosedDiversions/Further Information
Perry's TrailOpenClosed from 11 July
Follow the DogOpenDiversions from 11 July
Monkey TrailOpen 

Go Ape

Cannock Chase Cycle CentreClosed on 3 August only 
Grounds CafeOpen 
Fairoak Walking TrailOpen 
Car Park - Upper Car parkReduced capacity at off-peak times 
Car Park - Lower Car ParkClosed for main event days. 
Concert FieldClosed  


For more detailed information on getting to the Games visit

It is likely areas will be busier than usual so plan ahead and look at alternatives to driving like walking or cycling shorter journeys, taking public transport or travelling at a different time to avoid peak times.​