Bourn Brooking

Sunday 3rd March 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
Woodgate Valley Country Park Visitor Centre Clapgate Lane, Bartley Green B32 3DS
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.
1 hours 45 mins  (1 hours 5 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


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.

Escape the hustle and bustle of urban Birmingham and enjoy this 6 mile cycle through one of the city's country parks along the banks of Bourn Brook. This is a beautiful out and back ride along the Brook where you can really forget you are within a stones throw of the city, enjoy!

Additional Information

Helmets must be worn by all under 18's regardless of ride level.
The minimum age for these rides is 8, there must be no child trailers or child seats, children must be 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 Woodgate Valley Country Park Visitor Centre
Nearest Train Station
Selly Oak Train Station, 3.6 miles 
Toilet Facilities Available?
Yes, at Woodgate Valley Country Park Visitor Centre  

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
  • Westley Beckford
    Westley Beckford Hello everyone, I love off road mountain biking and ride up the lickey hills most weeks, I am an off road instructor and a bikeability instructor. I work at Lindsworth School in Kings Norton which caters for pupils with special educational needs and in September i am organising a vocational on and off road mountain bike course which will involve basic maintenance. I am looking forward to meeting all you keen riders soon. Wes B

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