Get Cycling for 50 Plus

Tuesday 10th December 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
Mary Stevens Park (Meet at Bandstand) STOURBRIDGE  DY8 2AA
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 40 mins cycling)
Breeze Bike Rides
Guided Rides Great routes and support from trained leaders

Dudley

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Breeze Bike Rides in Dudley

An intermediate ride of approximately 11 miles mostly along residential roads and lanes.  This route is gently undulating with superb views on clear days of the Clent Hills and beyond.  It does mean a few climbs and these can be walked if preferred and still has the advantage of rolling descents as well.  The route will cross a number of busy roads where care will need to be taken.  It will pass through Churchill and Broome on the way to Clent Nurseries at Holy Cross where there will be a refreshment break.

The return journey will take a track (quite uneven in places) that is a bridle way through the grounds of a nursing home to reach Hagley and then there will be a short section along a busy road before returning to Mary Stevens Park along quiet residential roads.

A request for a £1.50 donation will be asked from riders as it is delivered through Age UK Dudley (Charity No. 1084182) 

It’s a good idea to bring some water, snack to keep you going and money for if we stop at a cafe.

Wearing a helmet is advisable; if you don’t have one please do not to worry you can still take part.  If you enjoy the bike ride and would like to come again perhaps you could look to buy one then. 

We really welcome newcomers to our rides; we will always ride at the pace of the slowest rider so no one is left behind.

Look forward to seeing you there.

 

Don’t forget…. Breeze are on a mission to spread the word about their rides, and need your help. If you introduce one friend who goes on to take part in a Breeze ride, you’ll receive a Breeze water bottle, introduce a second friend, you’ll be the proud owner of one of their swish Breeze Buffs, and introduce a third friend and Breeze will send you £15 of Love2Shop vouchers. Read the article on the homepage for more information.

 

Starting Point
Mary Stevens Park (Meet at Bandstand) STOURBRIDGE 
Starting Postcode
DY8 2AA

Meet the Champions

  • Maggie Thompson
    Maggie Thompson Been cycling since the age of 15 as a club rider with Evesham & District Wheelers. During 1970's raced to International level on road and track (Ladies National Pursuit Champion 1977 and 1978 and competed in World Championships). Now more interested in touring - in 2013 I completed Lands End to John O'Groats. What next .......?
  • Maureen  Prosser
    Maureen Prosser Hi I'm Maureen and I work for 'Leap over 50' at Age UK. We run regular rides for those wanting to meet new people, have fun and get fit.

    Look forward to seeing you soon!
  • Mary McAdam
    Mary McAdam Hi, I'm Mary and I've always enjoyed cycling, whether it was wandering off to explore as a child, being a hard up student, a mum doing 'something different' with young children or trying to get some 'me' time. However, I was a fairweather-traffic free-slow rides only with lots of stops- cyclist who didn't understand the concept of changing gears (having driven automatic cars for many years) or that you could change the saddle on your bike if it was Really Uncomfortable...

    All that changed when I joined a local cycle club. With lots of help, advice and encouragement I have gained confidence and had many experiences and adventures (usually with overloaded panniers...). I'm now a Bikeability Instructor, I volunteer for the Leap Over 50 Cycling Programme with AgeUK in Dudley and best of all, I have an encyclopaedic knowledge of all the cafes within a 50 mile radius of Stourbridge!

    I'd like to encourage more women to get on their bikes; to improve their cycle skills so they can ride safely and confidently; to get to know the local area and most of all, to gain a fantastic circle of like-minded friends. All are welcome - from the Totally Terrified to the Extremely Experienced. Looking forward to seeing you soon!
  • Catherine Maguire
    Catherine Maguire I'm an oldie, technologically challenged but still cycling having used a bike all my life for shopping, carrying children and general transport.
    Not interested in racing at all, but keen to get more women and girls out on bikes as a means of empowerment and to help cut fossil fuel use.
    I'm also keen to extend areas cycled by combining bike and train, and to campaign for better bike provision on trains.

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