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Cyclesolihull at a glance...

Regular free cycle rides in and around solihull.

Over 50 route leaflets for you to download and cycle.

Free advice and information about cycling in Solihull

..all provided by volunteers like you!

 

 

 

Organising Cyclesolihull

Cyclesolihull was originally started by the Solihull Cycling Steering Group, a group of volunteers interested in cycling which was convened and supported by Solihull MBC.

In March 2012 Cyclesolihull became an independent membership organisation to promote and encourage cycling within Solihull.

The main activities of Cyclesolihull are:

regular free community cycle rides which are open to everyone - simply turn up with your bike and ride.

The development of free route leaflets to encourage people to explore the local area by bike.

Occasional promotional stalls and activities.

Cyclesolihull membership enables you to get involved in the organisation and development of Cyclesolihull. Membership is free and automatic for anyone who is over 16, comes on 5 rides in a calendar year and provides us with contact details. Membership lasts until the end of the following calendar year.

The day to day organisation of Cyclesolihull is undertaken by a committee drawn from Cyclesolihull members. Present committee members will serve until the next AGM which in February or March. Members are entitled to vote at the AGM.

Other ways of supporting Cyclesolihull include leading and backmarking rides, assisting with Taster rides and telling other people about the rides.

If you would like to help please email Cyclesolihull at info@cyclesolihull.org.uk.

Download a copy of the Cyclesolihull constitution here

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Cyclesolihull Weather Station

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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.

 

Cyclesolihull's 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!

Evening Explorer rides are on selected weekday evenings from early May to mid-August. They following the shorter 'S' routes.

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.