Coronavirus - cancellation of rides

Easy rides for everyone

Easy rides for everyone

Monday, 30 September 2019

Wedge's bakery, Hockley Heath

Alan led a group of nine on an enjoyable ride to Wedge's bakery, near Hockley Heath.  We were lucky to have dry weather, after a wet weekend and with more rain forecast this week.

The route is here.

Saturday, 28 September 2019

M and S, Moseley

Steve led a group of fifteen to M and S in Moseley.

Weather bright, breezy and dry.

The route is here.

Monday, 23 September 2019

Burcot garden centre

A mild dry morning for a trip to Burcot garden centre.  

Nine riders.

The route is here.

Sunday, 22 September 2019

Castle Bromwich gardens

Steve led a group of seven on an enjoyable loop round the Cole Valley, with coffee at BTP in Solihull and lunch at Castle Bromwich gardens.  The route, a repeat of Steve’s ride a year ago, was mostly off-road, taking in towpaths, parks and paths, and including some good views of planes coming into land at Birmingham airport.

We were expecting bad weather, so were not surprised to be caught in heavy rain as we rode through Chelmsley Wood, which was still falling when we arrived at Castle Bromwich.  Fortunately the afternoon was dry for the ride home.

The route is here.

Saturday, 21 September 2019

Woodgate Valley

A beautiful early autumn day.  John P led a group of twelve to Woodgate Valley, via a route which included the woods off Scotland Lane on the way out and a return via the canal from University station.

The route is here.

Monday, 16 September 2019

Blue route to Gas Street Basin

On a damp wet Monday morning 7 riders led by John P went to Costa @ Gas Street Basin via the new blue route along the A38 and returned via the Harborne Walkway.  Unfortunately JP slipped on a metal drain cover whilst coming off the canal and lost a bit of blood!!
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Saturday, 14 September 2019

Ride to Lizzie's Farm

On a sunny morning John P led a group of 16 riders to Lizzie's Farm at Lydiate Ash. Pleasant sitting out in the Courtyard. New member Heather joined us today. 
The route is here

Monday, 9 September 2019

The Potting Shed

Early rain had stopped by the time we set off and the weather remained dry, and better than we expected, throughout the ride.

Five riders.

The route is here.

Saturday, 7 September 2019

Two rides today

(i)  Longer ride to Cobbles café at the church in Knowle. 

Alan led a group of nine on an enjoyable ride to the café at Knowle church, which was as usual bustling, and where we had coffee and excellent cake for £2.

The route is here.

(ii)  Regular ride to Costa Coffee in the city centre

Richard led a select group of five to Costa Coffee, using one of our tried and trusted routes via the University, Edgbaston reservoir and the Soho Loop, returning via the most direct route, the Birmingham - Worcester canal.

The route is here.

Monday, 2 September 2019

Kanteen at the Custard Factory

An interesting circular ride led by Richard via towpaths and the Cole Valley to Kanteen café at the Custard Factory.  

A chilly autumnal start, warmer later when the sun appeared.

Eight riders.

The route is here.