All the routes are circular. They mainly use quiet country lanes and suburban roads. Where necessary slightly busier roads are used for short sections but no very busy roads are used. Some routes use sections of off-road cycle path and cycle lanes.
Routes vary from 5 to 25 miles. To make it easier to identify suitable routes they are classified by length (a letter) and start point (a number)
Short about 10 miles
Medium about 15 miles
Long about 20 miles
EXtra Long about 25 miles
For example Start Point 2 is Knowle so S2 and M2 are short and medium routes from Knowle.
NEW! Traffic-free 3Parks Cycle Route
Launched by Cyclesolihull in Autumn 2020, this 5 mile long traffic-free route connects Elmdon and Meriden Parks in Solihull, passing through Sheldon Country Park in Birmingham. Full details and a Route Guide are available at 3parks.org.uk.
All routes have a Route Guide which can be downloaded. They contain detailed easy-to-follow instructions to enable you to ride the route and include a map.
GPS users can also download gpx files for each route. These files can also be used in certain smartphone apps including Google Maps.
Riding the Routes
The routes are designed to be cycled alone or with family and friends. Cyclesolihull Sunday and Evening Explorer rides use many of these routes so are a great way to ride them with other people.