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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. 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

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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 18 May 2019

Cyclesolihull's Next Rides

Sunday 19th May at 2 pm from Dorridge Station B93 8JA. A 21 mile ride along Route L1.

Another interesting route from Dorridge via Little Shrewley, Hatton and Lowsonford. This longer ride is entirely on quiet lanes and a good introduction to the local countryside. Finish by about 5.30 pm.

Tuesday 21st May at 7 pm from Bentley Heath Park car park Widney Road B93 9BQ. A 11 mile ride along Route S13

A relatively flat ride along quiet lanes to the canalside Navigation Inn in Lapworth. Finish by 9 pm.

 

Rides later in May

Saturday 25th at 9.30 am from Balsall Common (30 miles, Saturday Stretcher)

Sunday 26th May at 2 pm from Knowle (9 miles, Route S2)

Thursday 30th May at 7 pm from Dickens Heath (10 miles, Route S4)

 

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.

 Velo Birmingham & Midlands well done!

Congratulation to everyone who took part last Sunday. We enjoyed cheering you on at the 69 mile mark and were impressed how fast many of you were still going! The weather was perfect and thousands of pounds were raised for various charities. Well done!

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.