University Challenger - Strong Plus

Sunday 24th February at 9.00am 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
Munrow Sports Centre, University of Birmingham Edgbaston B15 2TT
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.
3 hours 10 mins  (2 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.
Road 
Suitable for Child Trailers
No 
Sky Ride Local
Guided Rides Great routes and support from trained leaders

Birmingham

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Sky Ride Local in Birmingham

Challenging rides on the road for adults onlyIf you’ve been riding a road bike for a while, and perhaps been thinking about joining a cycling club, these rides – brand new for 2012 – are for you. The prospect of a speedy pace over twenty to fifty miles, and the strong likelihood of some hills thrown in along the way, means our Ride Strong Plus rides are not for the faint-hearted.

Come and join us on this challenging, hilly route, with almost 400 metres (1300 feet) of climbing. We escape the City limits quickly and head out into the accessible, beautiful countryside that makes Birmingham such a great place to live. We takle the Waseley Hills, head through Catshill, push on straight over the Lickey Hills and pass through Barnt Green. What a ride, come on let go for it!

If you've already tried one of our Ride Strong Plus rides and you're ready for the next challenge, why not try a British Cycling Sportive?

Additional Information

As these are adult only rides, designed for cyclists progressing from the standard Ride Strong level, the pace of the ride could increase to 15mph at the discretion of the Ride Leader.

Helmets must be worn by all under 18's regardless of ride level.
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 Residential roads near the start and at the start if space available
Nearest Train Station
Edgbaston  
Changing Facilities Available?
Yes, at At the start with the permission of the centre staff  
Toilet Facilities Available?
Yes, at At the start with the permission of the centre staff  

Meet the Ride Leaders

  • Keith  Worrall Keith Worrall Hi my name is Keith. I really enjoyed the sky ride programme last year and I am looking forward to the new season. Seeing the established riders and hoping to meet some new ones.I have been a ride leader for many years under various schemes. I know the Black country/Birmingham areas well. I look forward to seeing you on a ride soon.
  • Philip Passmore Philip Passmore Basically I love to ride my bike. I Commute to my workplace at the Royal Mail, I go on social rides with like minded folk to local ale houses, and I take part in a few longer rides over the course of the year.
    This is my fifth year as a SkyRide Leader and I have found it a very rewarding and enjoyable experience.
    I am also a fully qualified National Standards Bikeabilty Instructor teaching children and adults how to cycle safely on the roads.
    Most importantly I beleive that Cycling should be fun and I hope that if you come along to one of the rides I am on that you have a great time!

Rider Comments on the Route

  1. Mir Zaman Thursday 24th July
  2. Mir Zaman Thursday 24th July
  3. andrew cowan Monday 21st July
  4. andrew cowan Monday 21st July

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