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Cyclesolihull provides regular free cycle rides open to everyone!

Sunday and Evening rides are at a leisurely pace and our aim is that the rides should be friendly and fun whilst providing an opportunity to explore our local area. Saturday Stretcher rides are longer and at a faster pace.

All rides do not have to be pre-booked - simply turn up at the start point for a pleasant few hours cycling with some other people.

Cyclesolihull Weather Station

Smart Phone friendly 'next rides' page

What will the weather be like?

See the local BBC forecast

See where the rain is now with the Met Office rradar

Cyclesolihull rides go ahead unless there is persistant heavy rain (not just showers), very strong winds, snow or ice. Rides are rarely cancelled but if we feel this is necessary because forecast bad weather we will try and put information about this on the website before the start of the ride.

last updated on 12 September 2019

Cyclesolihull's Next Rides

Saturday 14th September at 9.30 am from Coleshill Parkfield Rd car park B46 3NT. A 30 mile Saturday Stretcher ride.

Our weekly longer ride at a faster pace aimed at more exeprienced cyclists. The leader decides the route. Finish about 1.30 pm.

 

Sunday 15th September at 2 pm from Balsall Common library CV7 7EL. A 18 mile ride along Route L8.

 

A fairly flat longer ride to historic Kenilworth for a refreshment stop near the castle. Finish about 5 pm.

Rides later in September

Saturday 21st September at 9.30 am from Brueton Park (30 miles, Saturday Stretcher)


Sunday 22nd September at 2 pm from Dickens Heath (10m/S4)


Saturday 21st September at 9.30 am from Brueton Park (30 miles, Saturday Stretcher)


Sunday 29th September at 2 pm from at 2 pm Meriden (16m/M5)

Our full ride programme is available to download HERE.

 

Remember all Cyclesolihull rides are free and do not have to be pre-booked - simply turn at the start point with your bike for a pleasant few hours cycling with a few other people. 

Coming soon - our new Autumn and Winter Ride Programme

The new ride programme will be available for download on Friday 20 September. This will cover all our rides until the end of March 2020. Don't miss it!

 

Which is the best Cyclesolihull ride for you?

Taster Rides - about 5 miles

'S' Routes - about 10 miles

'M' Routes - about 15 miles

'L' Routes - about 20 miles

These rides are timed at about 8 mph including catch-up stops (Taster riders may be a little slower).

Saturday Stretcher Rides:

about 30 miles

10 mph including catch-up stops

Choose the ride type that suits you and turn up with your bike - it's as simple as that!

See our ride-specific pages for more details about each type of ride.

Cyclesolihull in a nutshell...

Cyclesolihull rides are free and aim to be fun and friendly. Most of the rides use one of 50 fixed routes, mainly along quiet lanes and avoiding busy or difficult roads. Nearly all of the routes have downloadable leaflets so you can check them out before riding. Everybody is welcome on the rides - male or female, young or old - there is no need to book so just turn up at the start point with any roadworthy bike. E-bikes are welcome on our rides.

If you are not sure you can cycle the distance it is best to try one of the summer Taster or 'S' rides first. This is especially important if you are bringing children - we want their first Cyclesolihull ride to be a happy one! Younger riders are welcome on all Sunday rides but it is suggested they try a Taster or S ride first. Saturday Stretcher rides are longer and a bit faster so are not suitable for children. If you want further information about rides email us at info@cyclesolihull.org.uk or speak to Stephen on 07896 885726. To help you keep in touch you can subscribe to our email newsletter and you can follow Cyclesolihull on facebook and twitter (@cyclesolihull). See our contacting Cyclesolihull page.

What's it all about?

Cyclesolihull is a volunteer-led community initiative to encourage more people to cycle in Solihull. Cycling is a fun and healthy way of getting around. We produce a growing range of route leaflets to encourage people to explore their local area by bike and provide regular opportunties for people to ride together along these routes. It is easy to get involved - just ride the route yourself or turn up and join one of the community cycle rides! Last year over 1400 people joined some 70 rides. We also provide general information about cycling in the solihull area to anyone who requests it.