Led Rides

Our FREE Led Rides are led by friendly and trained Ride Leaders, suit a range of abilities and help build your cycling confidence and experience in a relaxed sociable atmosphere.   Check out our list of Led Rides below.

Shorter Rides:

We have, in association with British Cycling, a gentle led ride every Sunday morning at 10am (please arrive at 9:50am for registration) from Kingstanding Wellbing Centre, Dulwich Rd, Kingstanding, B44 0ER.

The rides are ideal for beginners/returners, being up to 6 miles and using quiet roads, cycle paths and parks.  At the moment they are adult only (16+).  Bikes are available to use.

Booking is essential – to book a place please either call 0121 464 1020 before 3pm during the week and ask about “Kingstanding Ride Active ride”,  or to sign up on line at: goto  https://www.letsride.co.uk  , type “B44 0ER” into the box, press the search image and scroll down to the next “Ride Active – Kingstanding” then sign up.

“Kingstanding WBC”: Kingstanding Wellbing Centre, Dulwich Rd, Kingstanding, B44 0ER.  Meet by the shipping container in the car park.

 

Learners’ Rides:

We offer shorter, confidence building rides as part of our Learn to Ride programme which takes place during the summer months on Monday evenings.  These rides are for people who have booked a place on a Learn to Ride course.

Longer Rides:

These rides are open to all, so if you feel like a slightly more challenging ride (our rides are normally between 10 and 30 miles… but at a relaxed pace and we don’t leave anyone behind) please do come along.

Our rides depart at 10am, but please arrive 15mins before so that we can check bikes. There is no need to book on the ride each week.  Adult hire bikes are available from Paget but not from Wyndley start.

Upcoming Rides:

(mileages are approximate)

 

Wednesday 11th October Start 10.00am Wyndley to Grasmere Garden Centre Approx 21 miles

Wednesday 18th October Start 10.00am Paget to Middleton Hall Approx 18 miles

Wednesday 25th October Start 9.30am Wyndley to National Memorial Arboretum Alrewas Approx 35 miles

Wednesday 1st November Start 10.00am Wyndley to Heart of the Country or Wyevale Garden Centre (to be decided by riders) Approx 20 miles

Wednesday 8th November Start 10.00am Paget to Kingsbury Water Park Approx 22 miles

Wednesday 15th November Start 10.00am Wyndley to Fisherwick Lakes Approx 22 miles

 

 

“Paget School”: Paget Rd, Pype Hayes, Birmingham B24 0JP, meet at entrance that comes off the part of Paget Rd that connects to the Chester Rd.

“Wyndley”: Clifton Rd, Sutton Coldfield B73 6EN, meet out side Costa (not the swimming pool).

 

 



Ride types explained:

Gentle (G): Mostly flat and traffic free, usually less than 5 miles in distance.

Leisurely (L): Flat or a few hills, a little traffic, 4-8 miles.

Moderate: (M): Some hills, moderate traffic, 8+ miles.

Family friendly (F): Rides suitable for families with children.

"A beautiful ride on a beautiful day. More people should make the effort to get out and enjoy their lovely parks."

− Led Ride Participant

"I took my family on a ride along the New Hall Valley. It is a hidden gem, we will go back as a family now and ride it frequently."

− Led Ride Participant