Coronavirus - cancellation of rides

Easy rides for everyone

Easy rides for everyone

Monday, 27 August 2018

Warley Woods

On Bank Holiday Monday Steve led a group of nine on a very interesting ride to Warley Woods.  Weather overcast.  The route included Harborne Walkway, Lightwoods Park, Queens Park and a previously unused path through Harborne Golf Club and finally along the route of the old Selly Oak canal. 

The route is here

Saturday, 25 August 2018


23 riders out today on a slightly cooler but dry day.  John P led the ride on a fairly steep route using several paths to Sainsbury's Maypole.

The route is

Monday, 20 August 2018

M and S, Moseley

Only three of us this morning.  

We took the usual route to Moseley - Stratford canal, Cole Valley, 
Wake Green Road - for a leisurely coffee, after a hold up for a puncture repair near Sarehole Mill.  From Moseley we each made our own way home, so there is no map of a circular route.  

Sunday, 19 August 2018

Longer ride to Sutton Park

A repeat of John T's enjoyable tour of parks and towpaths, with a coffee stop at Forge Mill farm and lunch at the café at the town gate of Sutton Park.  We had a few mechanical problems, starting with a suspected puncture in John's front tyre, which he dealt with by changing the wheel before we set off.  A problem with Jane T's chain, which seemed to be fixed in Westfield Road, became more serious when we were on the towpath, resulting in Jane having to push the bike into town and get the train home.

Eight set off, and two caught the train back from Sutton Coldfield. Five riders completed the ride both ways.

Weather warm, dry, mostly cloudy and quite breezy.

The route is here.

Saturday, 18 August 2018

Newman College

Twenty-one riders led by John B, with a coffee stop at Newman College, a new destination for the group.  Soon after coffee John was unlucky to get a puncture in the back tyre of his electric bike, caused by a nail.  Thanks to Dave Banner for pics below which show the damage, and the working party whose efforts saved John a long walk home.

The route is here.

Thanks to Jane T for photos taken at the coffee stop.  

Saturday, 11 August 2018

Waseley Hills country park

Sixteen riders led by John P to Waseley Hills.  Weather cooler today, but still warm enough to sit out at the café.
The route is here.

Monday, 6 August 2018

M and S, Moseley

 A group of six led by Richard to M and S Moseley.  Another lovely day.

As there have been problems with posting maps over the past few days, Jane T took the pictures below to illustrate the ride in the absence of the route.  It looks though as if Mapometer is working again, so we've got photos and a map.

The route is here.

Saturday, 4 August 2018

Umberslade Farm Park

Two rides today.

The longer ride.  On another hot sunny day Hilary led a group of 12 to Umberslade Farm Park at Tanworth-in-Arden, passing through West Heath Park through the ford at Truemans Heath, on to Earlswood, riding between the lakes to the children's farm for coffee. Returning via Branson's Cross and climbing up Wast Hills to make a change!  

A ride of 26.5 miles.  The route is here.