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Sunday Cycle Rides

The Sunday Cycle Rides are the heart of Cyclesolihull. They take place every Sundays, starting at 2 pm (April to September) or 1.30 pm (October to March) from one of mant different starting point round the borough.

There are rides of varying length depending on which Sunday in each month it is.

All the rides take place on quiet roads (mainly country lanes) and some cycle paths so they are suitable for relatively new cyclists and children getting used to riding on quiet roads with their parents.

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 that the overall pace is of the slowest rider.

There is always a refreshment stop of about 20-30 minutes, either at a cafe or a pub. All the pubs have gardens and are child friendly. As you are part of a group it doesn't really matter if you prefer to bring you own drink - it can sometimes be nice to have a completely free afternoon out!

To help you know what to expect, the rides follow one of over 50 fixed Cyclesolihull Routes. Leaflets for most of the routes are available for download here.

Although many people cycle to the start point, they all have free parking nearby for if you need to bring your bike by car (more information on start points).

Taster rides and take place on one of the Sundays (except in winter) and are especially suitable for families with children or people who want to try a ride without going too far!

All rides return to the start point.



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Cyclesolihull rides go ahead unless there is persistent 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.


Try Cyclesolihull's other rides:

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. 

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