Get Cycling for 50 Plus - Stourbridge

Tuesday 12th February 2013 at 10.00am This is what time the ride will set off. It’s best to get to the starting point at least 15 minutes beforehand to avoid missing the start.

Starting Point & Postcode
Mary Stevens Park (Meet at bandstand), STOURBRIDGE, Dudley, DY8 2AA  DY8 2AA
Overall Duration On a long ride, it’s sometimes good to have a little break in the middle, or maybe a catch up at the beginning or end to keep it sociable. This means that the overall ride duration may be longer than the actual cycling time.
2 hours 10 mins  (1 hours 40 mins cycling)
Breeze Bike Rides
Guided Rides Great routes and support from trained leaders


Breeze Bike Rides in Dudley

An undulating ride along lanes but crossing some major roads.

Taking residential roads out of the park climb Sugar Loaf Lane and then descend to the junction with the A451.  Cross the main road and take Stakenbridge Lane (quite a climb followed by a descent) to Churchill.  Turn right along Soney Lane to cross the A456 onto a residential road leading to the A450.  Cross over to the village of Broome and enjoy the picturesque cottages. Turn left onto a narrow lane leading to Thicknall Lane to the A456.  Turn left along the shared use path to Webbs Garden centre for refreshments.

Take residential roads in Hagley to reach the railway station and then turn left uphill along Worcester Lane where after crossing the railway bridge and traffic lights turn left onto residential roads back to Mary Stevens Park.

Distance:  Approx 9.5 miles

There will be a request for a £1.00 donation to Age UK Dudley
(Charity No:  1084182 )


Starting Point
Mary Stevens Park (Meet at bandstand), STOURBRIDGE, Dudley, DY8 2AA 
Starting Postcode

Meet the Champions

  • Maggie Thompson
    Maggie Thompson Been cycling since the age of 15 as a club rider with Evesham & District Wheelers. During 1970's raced to International level on road and track (Ladies National Pursuit Champion 1977 and 1978 and competed in World Championships). Now more interested in touring - in 2013 I completed Lands End to John O'Groats. What next .......?
  • Catherine Maguire
    Catherine Maguire I'm an oldie, technologically challenged but still cycling having used a bike all my life for shopping, carrying children and general transport. Not interested in racing at all, but keen to get more women and girls out on bikes as a means of empowerment and to help cut fossil fuel use. I'm also keen to extend areas cycled by combining bike and train, and to campaign for better bike provision on trains.
  • Maureen  Prosser
    Maureen Prosser Hi I'm Maureen and I work for 'Leap over 50' at Age UK. We run regular rides for those wanting to meet new people, have fun and get fit. Look forward to seeing you soon!
  • Mary McAdam
    Mary McAdam Hi, I'm Mary and I've always enjoyed cycling, whether it was wandering off to explore as a child, being a hard up student, a mum doing 'something different' with young children or trying to get some 'me' time. However, I was a fairweather-traffic free-slow rides only with lots of stops- cyclist who didn't understand the concept of changing gears (having driven automatic cars for many years) or that you could change the saddle on your bike if it was Really Uncomfortable... All that changed when I joined a local cycle club. With lots of help, advice and encouragement I have gained confidence and had many experiences and adventures (usually with overloaded panniers...). I'm now a Bikeability Instructor, I volunteer for the Leap Over 50 Cycling Programme with AgeUK in Dudley and best of all, I have an encyclopaedic knowledge of all the cafes within a 50 mile radius of Stourbridge! I'd like to encourage more women to get on their bikes; to improve their cycle skills so they can ride safely and confidently; to get to know the local area and most of all, to gain a fantastic circle of like-minded friends. All are welcome - from the Totally Terrified to the Extremely Experienced. Looking forward to seeing you soon!

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