a volunteer-led initiative to encourage more people to cycle in and around Solihull. Download over 50 Cyclesolihull Route Guides and start exploring your area by bike or join one of our many free rides along these routes.
Our rides are temporarily suspended during the present situation.
Cyclesolihull rides are free and open to anyone and there is no need to book so just turn up with your bike.
Rides are weekly, on Saturday morning and Sunday afternoon, and on weekday evenings during the summer. There is something for everyone with distances from 5 to 30 miles.
Rides begin at one of over 20 different start points.
All rides have a short refreshment stop and return to the start point.
Updated on 12 April 2020
Following advice from the Government and from both British Cycling and Cycling UK our regular rides remain suspended and the start of our Spring & Summer Ride Programme has been postponed. If the position changes the news will be posted here and via our email newsletter
Of course you can still cycle as part of your daily exercise, to pick up food, medicine and other essential items or to go to work if you are still able to do this.
Various organisations have offered advice on what you can and cannot do regarding cycling but the overall consensus appears to be:
only cycle alone or with members of your immediate household/family (ie. the people you live with).
Observe social distancing rules when you are cycling or if you stop. When walkers are nearby you should be the one to ensure you can safely pass or if that is not possible you should dismount (some paths may be closed to cyclists for this reason).
If you cycle for exercise the duration should be appropriate for this activity (less than an hour for most people).
You should cycle from home and not be driving somewhere to cycle.
Other activites you could do as part of a cycle ride eg. sunbathing, having a picnic are separate activites and the one word guidance for these is DON'T.
Still with all these constraints this is still a great chance to cycle on some very quiet roads!
Cyclesolihull Routes use quiet roads and paths and will take you all over the borough and beyond.
Why not use the present situation to explore some of our routes close to your home.
Download our free individual Route Guides which contain detailed directions and a map. There are over 50 to choose from with over 20 different start points. GPX files are also available to download.
Cycle them alone or with family and friends, or join one of our rides.