Get cycling with Cyclesolihull
self-guided route leaflets for local rides
regular free leisurely rides
cycling information and advice
Cyclesolihull Weather Station
Cyclesolihull provides regular free cycle rides open to everyone!
Most are at a leisurely pace and our aim is that the rides should be friendly and fun whilst providing an opportunity to explore our local area. Rides do not have to be pre-booked - simply turn up at the start point for a pleasant few hours cycling with some other people.
What will the weather be like?
Cyclesolihull rides go ahead unless there is persistant heavy rain (not just showers), very strong winds, snow or ice. Rides are rarely cancelled 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.
last updated on 23 June 2016
Cyclesolihull's next rides...
26 June at 2 pm from Cath-de-Barnes, The Boat B91 2TJ. A 9 mile ride
along Route S3.
Thursday 30 June at 7 pm from Solihull Lodge, Daisy Farm car park B14 4PJ. A 12 mile rode along Route S10.
A moderately hilly ride into the Worcestershire countryside with a steep climb to the refreshment stop at Forhill. Finish by 9 pm
early next month...
2 July at 9.30 am Dickens Heath (30m/SS)
3 July at 2 pm Malvern Park (16m/M7)
6 July at 7 pm Balsall Common (8m/S8)
10 July at 2 pm Dickens Heath (5m/T4) Taster
10 July at 2 pm Coleshill (23m/L15)
14 July at 7 pm Cheswick Green (10m/S9)
Remember all Cyclesolihull rides are free and do not have to be pre-booked - simply turn up at the start point with your bike for a pleasant few hours cycling with a few other people.
Download the summer ride programme here
Which is the best Cyclesolihull ride for you?
Taster Rides - about 5 miles
'S' Routes - about 10 miles
'M' Routes - about 15 miles
'L' Routes - about 20 miles
'XL' Routes - about 25miles
These rides are timed at about 8 mph including catch-up stops (Taster riders may be a little slower).
Saturday Stretcher Rides:
about 30 miles
10 mph including catch-up stops
Choose the ride type that suits you and turn up with your bike - it's as simple as that!
See our ride-specific pages for more details about each type of ride.
Cyclesolihull in a nutshell...
Cyclesolihull rides are free and aim to be fun and friendly. Most of the rides use one of over 30 fixed routes, mainly along quiet lanes and avoiding busy or difficult roads. Nearly all of the routes have downloadable leaflets so you can check them out before riding. Everybody is welcome on the rides - male or female, young or old - there is no need to book so just turn up at the start point with any roadworthy bike. If you are not sure you can cycle the distance it is best to try one of the Taster or 'S' rides first. This is especially important if you are bringing children - we want their first Cyclesolihull ride to be a happy one! Younger riders are welcome on all Sunday rides but it is suggested they try a Taster or Family ride first. Saturday Stretcher rides are longer and a bit faster so are not suitable for children but confident teenage riders are welcome. If you want further information about rides email us at email@example.com or speak to Stephen on 07896 885726. To help you keep in touch you can subscribe to a monthly email newsletter and you can follow Cyclesolihull on facebook and twitter (@cyclesolihull). See our contacting Cyclesolihull page.
Cyclesolihull Community Rides are a great way to get cycling more!
Cyclesolihull routes cover most of the minor roads in and around Solihull so are an ideal way of exploring the local area. Discover somewhere new close to home!
What's it all about?
Cyclesolihull is a volunteer-led community initiative to encourage more people to cycle in Solihull. Cycling is a fun and healthy way of getting around. We produce a growing range of route leaflets to encourage people to explore their local area by bike and provide regular opportunties for people to ride together along these routes. It is easy to get involved - just ride the route yourself or turn up and join one of the community cycle rides! Last year over 1400 people joined some 70 rides. We also provide general information about cycling in the solihull area to anyone who requests it.
Cycling for Everyone
lf all this sounds great but you can't ride a bike or need more confidence to cycle on the road consider some cycle training. This is available locally - you can find details on our Getting Started and Cycle training pages.