Sunday 31st August 2014 at 10.00am (Dudley)Book Now
You don’t have to be the next Bradley Wiggins, but you’ll need to be fairly fit to take part in Challenging ride. As well as covering a good distance, there may well be a few hills along the way! If you fancy a fresh challenge, these rides are perfect for you.
Sunday 31st August 2014 at 2.00pm (Dudley)Book Now
Not cycled for a while and looking for an easy way to get back in the saddle? Fancy a fun way to get your friends or kids riding? Easygoing rides are great for all abilities and ages, taking place along relaxed, mostly traffic-free routes.
British Cycling can help you to find a club that’s right for you. Use the club finder link to find a club near you. There are some great cycling clubs in and around Dudley who'll be happy for you to come along and ride with them, including:
For information on cycling in Dudley visit the council website.
Dudley MBC promote cycling as a form of transport through their Cycling Training Programme encouraging people to cycle more safely and more often. The scheme is delivered by a team of experienced instructors and is based on the National Standards for Cycling which falls into three categories.
Level 1 – bike handling skills in a controlled environment away from roads
Level 2 – skills and understanding to make a trip on quiet roads
Level 3 – make a trip on busy roads, using complex junctions
If you are starting to cycle for the first time, or returning to cycling after a gap, a great way to improve skills and gain confidence is to undertake cycle training.
Get Cycling Magazine is aimed at people new to cycling and is full of handy hints and tips to help you get cycling. This is a West Midlands edition of the magazine with specific information for the area including suggested places to cycle.
Where to ride
The Department of Transport have developed a Cycle Journey Plannerto helps cyclists make the most of the cycling routes and opportunities available in the surrounding area. The website enables users to work out the quietest, quickest, or most recreational routes available. Instructions and linear maps can be printed or downloaded to a handheld GPS device.
The borough map shows recommended routes which have been identified by local cyclists and council officers, as well as off-road cycle paths, bike shops, parks and leisure facilities across the borough.