(Some issues with the Google mapping in Tamworth)
Mick Nott and Simon Geller cycled this route on 10th June 2018 on Bromptons, having been into Birmingham to see the Dragon of Wantley light opera.
The route takes you through the industrial heart of Birmingham and underneath Spaghetti Junction – a stunning sight.
A full description will follow but basically you follow well-surfaced canal towpaths to the edge of Birmingham, then minor roads to Tamworth which has a reasonable cycle network to get you to the station. From Tamworth you can get trains to Sheffield and many other destinations.