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Evening Explorer Rides

The Evening Explorer Rides are similar to the Sunday Cycle Rides except they take place on summer evenings, from early May to mid-August, starting at 7 pm from one of various stating points around the borough.

Although many people cycle to the start point, they all have free parking in case you need to bring your bike by car (more information about start points).

All the rides take place on quiet roads, mainly country lanes and cycle paths so they are suitable for relatively new cyclists.

Someone at the front ('the leader') will lead the way and a 'backmarker' will be appointed so no one gets left behind. Every so often the ride will stop to regroup so the overall pace is of the slowest rider.

There is always a refreshment stop of about 20-30 minutes at a pub with a garden.

Although children are welcome on these rides, please bear in mind that the ride will not finish until about 9 pm and that some children are quite tired by this time of day.

You will not need lights on the actual ride but you may need them if you cycle any distance home afterwards.

Because of the restricted daylight all the rides follow one of the Cyclesolihull short 'S' routes which are about 10 miles long.

All rides return to the start point and finish before 9 pm.



Cyclesolihull Weather Station

What will the weather be like?

Weather forecast

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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 (5 in 2010 due to snow and ice) 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.


Evening Explorer Rides

Selected weekday evenings during the summer

See home page for the next ride!


Try Cyclesolihull's other rides:

Sunday Cycle Rides take place most Sunday afternoons. They are between 5 and 20 miles long, depending on which of the Cyclesolihull routes is being cycled.

Some of these rides are Taster Rides, monthly rides of about 5 miles long. These rides are an ideal introduction to Cyclesolihull rides for new cyclists and families with children. They are just like the other rides but much shorter!

Saturday Stretcher rides are the longest Cyclesolihull rides at about 30 miles. They are at a faster pace than the Sunday and evening rides and there is no fixed route. They are aimed at more experienced cyclists.