These group rides cater for a wide range of abilities. Listed here are rides organised both by Push Bikes and by other organisations.
Push Bikes - CycleBirmingham
Cycle Birmingham is the social side of Pushbikes, with regular rides to coffee shops and pubs across the city.
Want to do more cycling but worried you won't be able to keep up? This is the ride for you - there's no average speed, we go at the pace of the slowest person, and sometimes even slower than that because we've stopped to take a photo or just won't stop gassing. Or someone has ridden into a bollard and fallen off (that only happens occasionally). The rides usually start from either Cannon Hill Park, at the picnic tables at the back of the MAC, or outside Moor Street Station, and use routes that are along mostly quiet roads, side roads, canals and off road wherever possible. Most routes are suitable for most bikes, but if you have really skinny tyres you might want to check the day's route with us beforehand. Please see Ride Guidelines.
We post the details of upcoming rides on:
- The Push Bikes rides' Facebook page, CycleBirmingham - you do not need a Facebook account to view this page. (Our campaigns Facebook page can be found here and can also be viewed without a Facebook account.)
- The CycleBirmingham Twitter account.
You can contact the rides team with any queries etc.
If there are any late changes due to weather etc, we will update the CycleBirmingham Facebook page.
Planning your ride
Let us know you're coming
It's a good idea to contact the rides team to let us know you're coming and if possible include your mobile number. If you are delayed getting to the start we can wait a bit. If there are late changes or cancellation we can text you.
Riders tend to break off as we get closer to home, but we'll make sure you get back to home territory before you're on you own.
If you need to leave earlier, contact the rides team and we can try and organise some company on the way home.
Beacon Road Cycling Club
The Beacon Road Cycling Club run a variety of rides:
- Club runs on Sundays starting from the Black Horse, Northfield. There are several groups catering for a range of abilities on each run.
- Introductory rides take place on the first Sunday of the month and gentler D rides on the third Sunday.
- Informal rides from Tardebigge on Thursdays.
- Club races
Bromsgrove Olympique Cycling Club
Bromsgrove Olympique Cycling Club organises weekly Sunday club runs from the bench opposite Speeds Cycles, Bromsgrove at 9.30am. The pace of the club run is that of the slowest rider, although normally at 14-15 mph.
CTC-Heart of England Member Group
CTC-Heart of England Member Group has rides on Saturdays, Sundays and Wednesdays every week, together with some weekends.
Origami Folding Bike rides
The Origami Phoenix Ride organised by the Folding Society is a cycle ride usually held in the English Midlands, normally on the second Saturday of every month. The location varies from month to month, with about one third of the rides starting and ending at Meriden.
All bikes, not just folders, and their riders are welcome.
The group meets at a cafe near a railway station at 10:30am for an 11am start. The ride breaks for lunch usually at a pub or café. The overall distance is around 25miles with a return to the starting point around 15:30.
CycleSolihull has a regular Sunday ride, 10 -20 miles, and shorter Taster & Family rides. Evening Explorer rides are on alternate Wednesdays and Thursdays from mid-May to early August.
Saturday Stretcher rides are the longer at between 20 and 35 miles.
Solihull Cycling Club
The Solihull CC organises rides all week.
StourBUG like to head out along quiet lanes to the south and west of Stourbridge, and these rides usually include a stop for tea and cake.
The Wolves Bicycle Users Group is friendly, fun and open to cyclists of all abilities, experience and ages (if you are under 18 you must bring a parent or guardian to ride with you).
Wolves on Wheels
Wolves on Wheels rides include Social Rides on the second Friday of the month unless otherwise stated and special events.