Run to the Reservoir

Sunday 3rd 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
Senneleys Park Car Park Overfield Road, Bartley Green B32 3BA
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 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) 
Suitable for Child Trailers
Sky Ride Local
Guided Rides Great routes and support from trained leaders


What other riders think of this route

Sky Ride Local in Birmingham

If you're fairly confident on your bike on dirt and gravel surfaces and ready to broaden your cycling horizons, our Off-Road Steady rides are ideal. At a comfortable pace, and possibly with some modest hills along the way, there is barely a metre of tarmac in sight on these rides so come and enjoy the scrunch of gravel and the squelch of mud under your tyres with us! Rides are between 6 and 15 miles long, at a moderate pace of between 7 and 10 miles an hour.

We start off using the grassy link corridors that help to make up the Woodgate Valley Country Park. This brilliant 10 mile off-road ride takes you past Bartley Green Reservoir and then onto a tour of the Woodgate Valley heading to the beautiful Senneleys Park before turning back to re-trace our tracks. A fantastic ride for those wanting to experience off-road cycling with only a few hills to navigate and a fairly mild distance of just over 10 miles.

Additional Information

Helmets must be worn by all under 18's regardless of ride level.
The minimum age for these rides is 11, there must be no child trailers or child seats, the child capable of riding within the demands of the off-road specification.
Please bring equipment with you to repair punctures.
Ride Leaders are there to help but are not responsible for your bike.
All rides leave at the time stated you must arrive early Ride Leaders will not wait.

Car Parking
Yes, at the start location, Senneleys Park Car Park
Nearest Train Station
Selly Oak, 2.5 miles 

Meet the Ride Leaders

  • Andy Smith
    Andy Smith This is now the 4th year I have been a Leader and Route Planner. This initiative has been great for getting people either back into cycling or starting from almost scratch. I am pleased to be a Leader again and look forward to some great riding over the coming months. I am a Paramedic by day job, also a National Standards Cycle Instructor and a Public Safety Cycling Instructor.
  • Robert Maskell
    Robert Maskell Hello my name is Rob. I have been cycling since my teens. My main interest is cycle touring, I was a member of West Bromwich CTC for a number of years. I really enjoyed the Sunday morning club runs and the weekends away youth hosteling. Now my cycling consists of day rides to local beauty spots covering around 40 miles, and cycling off road exploring the tracks and trails of the Wyre Forest and Cannock Chase,and of course leading Sky rides. I like to do all of the maintenance and repairs to my bikes myself. I currently have two bikes, a GT that I use for off road and a Ridgeback that I use for road work. Well I hope to see you out on a local Sky ride soon

Rider Comments on the Route

  • Michael Morton Wednesday 16th July

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