Coronavirus - cancellation of rides

Easy rides for everyone

Easy rides for everyone

Saturday, 21 December 2013

Bournville - QEH - University

Ride led by John via Bournbrook Walkway, Harborne churchyard, QEH and University.  Seven riders, joined by Alan at the coffee stop at QEH after he had mended a puncture. Weather mild and fine.  The route is here.

Saturday, 14 December 2013

Bournville - Cannon Hill Park - Northfield

Cannon Hill Park via the towpath and Oakfield Road, back via the Rea Valley to Northfield, where Ann and Bennie entertained twelve of us to coffee, cake, mince pies and panettone.  Many thanks to them both for their hospitality.

The route is here.

Saturday, 7 December 2013

Bournville - Earlswood

A longer ride than usual, led by Carl, to Earlswood. The route took us through Rowheath Park and Cotteridge Park to Lifford Lane, then by the reservoir to the Stratford canal.  We rode along the towpath (some of it very muddy) to the Drawbridge near Whitlock's End.  The coffee break was at Akamba, the African garden centre in Tythe Barn Lane.  We returned on road, past the ford at Tidbury Green, then through lanes to Primrose Hill and Kings Norton Park. Fourteen riders.

Saturday, 30 November 2013

Bournville - Bartley Green - Weoley Castle

John devised an ingenious route round Bartley Green reservoir and environs, returning, with a coffee stop at the new Asda on Barnes Hill, via Senneleys Park and Weoley Castle. Many thanks to Nikki, out with us today for the first time, who tracked the route on her Garmin and has uploaded it here.  

A bright sunny day with no wind.  Eleven riders. 

Saturday, 23 November 2013

Bournville - Northfield - Longbridge

John's route took us on a comprehensive tour of the Valley Parkway and paths through the green spaces of Bournville and Northfield to Longbridge.  Kevin met us at our stop at the new Sainsburys where he distributed slices of an excellent sponge cake he had made, which we enjoyed with our coffee.  We came back via West Heath, along paths which seem difficult to find unless you know they are there, but John says they appear on the Birmingham cycling and walking map. 

Ten riders, weather cold but sunny and calm. 

A rough idea of our route appears here, though it's not accurate in every detail. 

Saturday, 16 November 2013

Bournville - King's Heath

The route we took to Kings Heath for coffee at the Baptist church hall, is here.  Eight riders, a calm dry day, towpath on the Stratford canal muddy in places but passable.

Saturday, 9 November 2013

Bournville - Edgbaston

A map showing the route we followed from Bournville to Edgbaston and back can be found here.

Parts of the route are along footways, including a stretch of Bristol Road from the junction with Eastern Road to Michael Court, which is now joint use.