Coronavirus - cancellation of rides

Easy rides for everyone

Easy rides for everyone

Monday, 27 September 2021

Bromsgrove garden centre, Littleheath Lane

Seven riders, led by John and Hilary.  We avoided heavy rain, which had stopped by the time we set off, and had a dry, cool and breezy ride. 

The route is here.

Saturday, 25 September 2021

Lizzie's Farm, Lydiate Ash

Steven led fifteen riders to Lizzie's Farm at Lydiate Ash, via some unfamiliar paths on the way back.  

We were pleased to see that the undergrowth has been cut back on the path beside the A38 between Rubery and the motorway roundabout.  As well as widening the path, this has uncovered the original paved area, which is at least twice as wide as the narrow riding surface which has been there for years.  A big improvement.

Weather cloudy and warm.

The route is here.

Monday, 20 September 2021


Seven riders led by John and Hilary to Alvechurch via the hillier route through Rowney Green.  A lovely early autumn day.

The route is here.

Saturday, 18 September 2021

Bartley Sailing Club

Steven led 15 riders to Bartley Sailing Club, where we had our coffee break at the outdoor tables in warm sunshine.  

The route, which is here, took us via Woodgate Valley, where the café and visitor centre has not reopened. 

Monday, 13 September 2021

Warley Woods

Just two of us today on a ride to Warley Woods, returning via Woodgate Valley and the reservoir.

The route is here.

Saturday, 11 September 2021

Costa Coffee, city centre

Sixteen riders out today, in two groups.  Steven took eleven riders, including new recruit Paul, to the Costa Coffee in town that overlooks Old Turn Junction.  The ride included a brand new section, through the housing estate built on the former site of Selly Oak Hospital.  More familiar parts included the Harborne Walkway, a full one-point-six-mile circuit of Edgbaston Reservoir, and back to Bournville on the towpath.  

The remaining five riders took the usual route via the Harborne Walkway, and also included a complete circuit of the reservoir, where the water was very low. 

A fine warm day. 

Steven's route is here.

Monday, 6 September 2021

Saturday, 4 September 2021

Two rides today

1.  Longer and hillier ride to Chaddesley Corbett

Six riders out for longer ride to Rowberry's Garden Centre at  Chaddesley Corbett.  Warmer day with some sun.  Hazel brought a new member out who found it a bit hard. 

The route is here

2.  Regular Saturday ride to King's Heath park

Because the café at the Moseley M&S has been completely removed, Steven took eleven riders, on an adaptation of the Stratford Canal and Cole Valley route, to Kings Heath Park instead.

The route is here.