We have restarted club runs for members, and can now welcome prospective club members and visitors to join rides. Please see the members Facebook page and WhatsApp groups for latest updates to the rides published below.
Up to 15 members riding together around a course (usually via a café stop), led by a ride leader who will provide audible instructions/warnings (eg. coming to a stop/turning left/potholes etc), which are cascaded through the group.
There is a wealth of experience within the club helping to provide a safe and enjoyable experience whilst improving riding skills as part of a group.
Bikes are typically road bikes including hybrids. Specialist time-trial bikes are not permitted on club group rides. E-bikes are welcome, however they are not really suitable on our sporting (A and B) rides.
We recommended new members pick a level below their ability, until they are comfortable to move up.
We have a full programme of graded rides via café stops, led by volunteer club members. Our aim is to support everyone to find a suitable ride which is enjoyable and safe.
Some rides are more challenging than others, giving members complete flexibility to relax or push themselves, dependant on their personal goals/fitness levels.
We plan the programme around the four seasons and publish each 3 month schedule on this website.
Changes to the published programme will be notified using Club Members’ Facebook and WhatsApp groups
Here’s our Summer 2021 club runs programme.
We have returned to our traditional meeting points on Sundays and in the week.
Please maintain social distancing at the start points to show we are acting responsibly.
All destinations are liable to change at run leader’s discretion as some of the cafés have only recently reopened after the long lockdown.
Please support our venues – we need them to thrive!
Summer runs lists now available
Sunday rides will all depart from our traditional start, Solihull Clock Tower, and weekday rides that had moved to Packwood House revert to the Punchbowl.
New Saturday sporting ride has started. Early 08:30 start and a very brisk paced, fixed route ride from Dorridge Station
Women's only introductory ride leaving Railway Pub Car Park in Dorridge 9:30 am Saturday
These are group rides to a refreshment stop led by experienced club members. The intention is to have a programme of graded runs which allows everyone to find a safe and enjoyable ride .
There are few safety rules and guidelines that we expect you to follow when taking part in the group rides. These (and more) can be found in our 2021 Club Runs Handbook.
Following requests from ride leaders, and other volunteers we've complied brief guidance for club run leaders
We welcome younger riders to join club runs, so we have developed some safeguarding rules and guidance for parents and guardians
Snack stops are an integral part of club runs. Tea and cake, or coffee and a bacon sandwich with clubmates definitely helps with the homeward leg.
Some rides finish at one of our favourite local pubs
Many to choose from and often you can catch a breakfast plate as well as tea/coffee and cakes. Regular favourites include Charlecote GS, Stratford GS, Botany Bay at Astwood Bank, Blooms GS, Mappleborough Green GS, and Blackhills GS.... and others further afield
Not for profit village shops including Ilmington and Crowle are recent additions to our list.
Original Town Centre Cafe and a recent addition Garden Shed Cafe just across the road.
Old favourite Touchdown Cafe at Wellesbourne airfield has now re-opened.
You pays your money and takes your choice
Jinney Ring Craft Centre, and Hillers Farm shop are long term favourites - conveniently located for lots of our regular routes