Get cycling with Cyclesolihull

self-guided route leaflets for local rides

regular free leisurely rides

cycling information and advice


Getting Started

Where to Cycle

Cycle training

Riding with children

Types of Ride

Ride Programme

Route Leaflets

Starting Points

Ride FAQs


Contacting Cyclesolihull

Sunday Cycle Rides

Evening Explorer Rides

Saturday Stretcher

Taster Rides

Special Rides




Saturday Stretcher Rides

Saturday Stretcher Rides are the longest of the regular Cyclesolihull rides.The rides are normally about 30 miles long and there is no fixed route. The leader will decide the route on the day and may vary it depending on the wishes of the riders and the weather conditions. Although most of the ride will be on the quiet roads there may be some short sections on busier roads. The rides take place at 9.30 am every Saturday.

The rides start from one of a number of different places in the borough. See the Ride Programme or home page for the next rides (more information on start points).

Saturday Stretcher Rides are a good way of going a little further and faster with Cyclesolihull.

The rides start at 9.30 am and finish at about 1 pm. With a 30 minute refreshment stop the overall average cycling speed is about 10 mph.

Please bear in mind both the distance and cycling speed when deciding if a Saturday Stretcher ride is suitable for you.

For comparison, the overall average cycling speed on the Sunday rides is about 8 mph.

If you are new to cycling we advise you to try the shorter Sunday Cycle Rides and Evening Explorer rides first.

Saturday Stretcher Rides are not suitable for children or new riders but older teenagers who are used to cycling longer distances on roads at the above speeds are very welcome.

Still too short or too slow?

If you want to go further and faster you might like to join a local cycling club which have a range of longer rides.

Solihull Cycling Club



Cyclesolihull Weather Station

What will the weather be like?

Weather forecast

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 (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.


Saturday Stretcher Rides

Saturday Stretcher rides are currently taking place every Saturdays. Please check the programme and home page for full details.


Try Cyclesolihull's other rides:

Sunday Cycle Rides take place every Sunday at starting at 2 pm (April to September) or 1.30 pm (October to March). They are between 5 and 20 miles long, depending on which of the 50 or so 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 weekdays from early May to mid-August. They start at 7 pm from various locations and are about 10 miles long, following the shorter 'S' routes. The ride will finishes before 9 pm.

All rides have a refreshment stop of 20 to 30 minutes at a cafe or family freindly pub with outside seating.