Christmas & Winter Solstice Ride

Wednesday 19th December 2012 at 7.45pm 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
The Ticket Desks, New St Station, city centre B2 4ND  B2 4ND
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.
30 mins  (30 mins cycling)
Bike Type You probably don’t want to drag your road bike across bumpy trails. Maybe you want to make the most of the suspension on your mountain bike. This helps you match your ride to your bike.
Mountain Bike, Hybrid (off road tyres), Hybrid (road tyres), Road 
Group Name
CycleBirmingham see
Age Restrictions Not all rides are suitable for everyone. This will tell you if the ride is suitable for you and/or your friends and family.
Ride Social
Ride Social Rides organised by our social network for cyclists


Route Description

Ride Social in Birmingham

Due to the forecast of rain this evening the ride as been shortened with a new start point and meeting time, see details below: CycleBirmingham - Push Bikes Christmas & Winter Solstice Ride - Wednesday 19th December To: The Black Eagle - Factory Rd in Hockley - Food available (2 - 3 miles roughly there from New St Station) New Meeting Point: The Ticket Desks, New St Station, city centre B2 4ND New Meeting Time: Meet from 7:45pm, set off 8pm. Route: A mix of paths, tracks, side-roads, quieter main roads. Feel free to dress your bike and/or self Christmassy! Bring lights, a lock, a spare inner tube, tyre levers and a pump. It is worth bringing some water proofs in case of rain. If the weather is not looking so good on Wednesday there may be changes. Remember to check the CycleBirmingham Facebook group on Wednesday for any updates: The ride will finish at the destination where riders are welcome to join each other for a social drink and food. Riders are free to return home as soon as we arrive there. We normally team riders up with others who live in the same direction as them, as we all live in different directions. A number of the female riders often ride part way home together. We try and make it a fun and enjoyable evening for all :) Other Useful Information: Trains: The nearest rail station to the destination is the Jewellery Quarter (around three quarters of a mile away) and New St (around 2 to 3 miles away). You can get a return or single ticket for £2 to stations in the West Midlands County (after 7pm), no need to book in advance and bikes are carried free of charge on local rail services. National Rail Enquires Link: Trams (Midland Metro): There is a stop very close to the Black Eagle at Soho Benson Road, Buses: The 74 and 75 pass along Soho Hill (Get off by St Michael's Church) BBC Local Weather Forecast: Happy and Safe Cycling! :) Simon - CycleBirmingham - Push Bikes Email:

Starting Point
The Ticket Desks, New St Station, city centre B2 4ND 
Starting Postcode
B2 4ND


This ride has been organised by a member of the public and British Cycling and Sky take no responsibility for the quality of the experience, please refer to the Terms and Conditions for more details.

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