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Route Leaflets

Cyclesolihull has produced a series of over 50 self-guided ride leaflets which are a great way of getting out on your bike. All use relatively quiet roads and visit attractive countryside. Many of them feature places of interest on route. The rides are between 5 and 25 miles long so, depending on your pace, they will take between 1 to 3 hours when cycled non-stop - it is surprising how far you can go in a relatively short time! However, if you fancy a more leisurely ride most of them show en-route pubs and cafes where you can stop for a drink and make the ride into a pleasant half-day or evening ride.

These routes form the basis of the Sunday Cycle and Taster rides and the summer Evening Explorer rides.

Please note the XL routes do not at present feature in the Cyclesolihull programme of rides.

You can now download most of the route leaflets in pdf format using the links below.

New! Many routes now have gpx files to load into your gps or phone app. Just click on the gpx link beside each route.

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All the Routes listed below are available for download as a pdf by clicking ‘download’. Click on 'gpx' for a gpx file of the route (where avaialble). If you encounter any problems please email us at info@cyclesolihull.org.uk. ino@cyclesolihull.org.uk

Updated October 2019

  

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Cyclesolihull rides go ahead unless there is persistent 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.

 

 

There are over 50 Cyclesolihull Routes for you to cycle, either alone or with family and friends.

Taster 'T' Routes are about 5 miles long.

Short 'S' Routes are about 10 miles long.

Medium 'M' Routes are about 15 miles long.

Long 'L' Routes are about 20 miles long.

Extra Long 'XL' Routes are about 25 miles long.

All routes have a leaflet containing detailed route instructions and a map. You can download the leaflets as pdfs by clicking on the ‘download’ links on the right.

Gpx files are also now available for most of the routes. These can be load into a gps and some mapping apps including Ordnance Survey and Google Maps. Click on gpx beside the route you want.

October 2019 Update

More gpx files added!

Nearly all routes have gpx files avaialble. Files for Routes M18 and L12 will be added shortly

 

Route

Areas covered

gpx

 pdf

T1

Dorridge Park & Packwood

gpx

download

T4

Dickens Heath & Earlswood

gpx

download

T6

Monkspath, Illshaw Heath & Blythe Valley Park

gpx

download

S1

Dorridge, Packwood & Lapworth

gpx

download

S2

Knowle, Barston & Temple Balsall

gpx

download

S3

Catherine-de-Barnes, Hampton and Barston

gpx

download

S4

Dickens Heath Tanworth & Earlswood Lakes

gpx

download

S5

Meriden, Eaves Green & Maxstoke

gpx

download

S6

Monkspath, Cheswick Green & Earlswood

gpx

download

S7

Malvern Park, Catherine-de-Barnes & Ravenshaw

gpx

download

S8

Balsall Common, Bent Green, Flint's Green and Berkswell

gpx

download

S9

Cheswick Green, Danzey Green & Tanworth

gpx

download

S10

Solihull Lodge, Forhill & Hollywod

gpx

download

S11

Hockley, Packwood House and Lowsonford

gpx

download

S12

Marston Green, Elmdon & Bickenhill

gpx

download

S13

Bentley Heath, Packwood, Kingswod

gpx

download

S15

Coleshill, Whitacre Heath, Hams Hall

gpx

download

S17

Chelmsley Wood, Old Yardley & Sheldon CP

gpx

download

S18

Castle Bromwich, Meriden Park & Cole Valley

gpx

download

S19

Olton, Catherine-de-Barnes

Updated

gpx

download

M2

Knowle, Rowington & Lowsonford

gpx

download

M5

Meriden, Corley Moor & Fillongley

gpx

download

M6

Monkspath, Tanworth & Ilshaw Heath

gpx

download

M7

Brueton Park, Ilshaw Heath & Packwood

gpx

download

M8

Balsall Common, Beausale & Wroxall

gpx

download

M9

Cheswick Green, Tamworth & Ullenhall

gpx

download

M10

Solihull Lodge, Forhill & Hollywod

gpx

download

M11

Hockley Heath, Ullenhall & Henley

gpx

download

M12

Marston Green, Cole Valley & Sarehole Mill

gpx

download

M13

Bentley Heath & the Tapster Valley

gpx

download

M14

Shirley, Hollywood & Forhill

gpx

download

M15

Coleshill, Furnace End & Nether Whitacre

gpx

download

M16

Lapworth, Claverdon & Shrewley

gpx

download

M17

Chelmsley Wood, Elmdon & Ravenshaw

gpx

download

M18

Castle Bromwich, New Hall & Water Orton

 

download

L1

Dorridge, Little Shrewley & Lowsonford

gpx

download

L2

Knowle, Beausale & Hatton

gpx

download

L4

Dickens Heath, Portway, Barnt Green & Forhill

gpx

download

L5

Meriden, Maxstoke & Corley

gpx

download

L7

Brueton Park, Ilshaw Heath & Barston

gpx

download

L8

Balsall Common, Kenilworth, Beausale

gpx

download

L9

Cheswick Green, Forhill, Tanworth

gpx

download

L11

Hockley Heath, Tanworth, Lowsonford & Packwood

gpx

download

L12

Marston Green, Blakesley Hall & Catherine-de-Barnes

 

download

L15

Coleshill, Kingsbury Water Park & Lea Marston

gpx

download

XL4

Dickens Heath, Redditch & Ullenhall

gpx

download

XL5

Meriden, Corley Moor & Fillongley

gpx

download

XL8

Balsall Common, Beausale & Wroxall

gpx

download

XL11

Hockley Heath, Wooton Wawen & Packwood

gpx

download

XL15

Coleshill, Furnace End & Nether Whitacre

gpx

download

XL16

Lapworth, Claverdon & Shrewley

gpx

download