Run to the Reservoir

Sunday 31st 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
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 and ready to broaden your cycling horizons, our Steady rides are ideal. At a comfortable pace, and possibly with some modest hills along the way, rides take place on mainly quiet roads with plenty of sights along the way. Rides are between 6 and 20 miles long, at a moderate pace of between 7 and 10 miles an hour.

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.
Please make sure your bike is in good working order and 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. 

Children under the age of 5 do not need to register and must be in a BSI approved child seat, trailer or tag-a-long.

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

Meet the Ride Leaders

  • David Kirkland
    David Kirkland I have cycled since I was a child mainly as a means of getting around rather than competition cycling. I then moved on to driving but returned to cycling for leisure, firstly mountain biking then roads in order to cycle longer distances. I have cycled some longer routes such as London to Paris, C2C, NCN6 and the Taff Trail. I have also cycled on holidays in the Alps, Belgium, The Netherlands, Italy and in France. I will be leading rides in the Midlands this summer and look forward to meeting you on some of the Sky Rides.
  • Barry Cooke
    Barry Cooke Hi I love to cycle and own 2 bikes,my main bike is a road bike but also love a bit of mountain biking in Cannock Chase . As a child I rode my bike everywhere but it wasn't till about 6 years ago I got the bug back and now im hooked. Ive done sportives and charity rides and im planning to ride my first 100 miles later in the year with a fellow sky rider, if i can get the training in . My first year with sky rides I did 13 and loved it so much, meeting new faces making new friends, riding places I never knew where out there, I decided to become a Sky ride Leader and give back to others the benefits I gained and the confidence it gave to me to ride more. I have also just qualified as a route planner for sky so looking to get some new routes planned in the area, also im an off road leader with some exciting routes coming soon and with the ride strong plus+ coming your way there's no better time to join me,so Im hoping to meet loads more people this year and share the enjoyment of riding in a group no matter what the weather, so lets get riding and see you all 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

Rider Comments on the Route

  • Michael Morton Wednesday 16th July

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