Programme of Rides
We have recently initiated a monthly schedule of OffRoad Rides in Trail Centres such as Cannock Chase and Hicks Lodge, in parks such as Sutton Park and the Lickey Hills, and in the countryside surrounding Coventry
This is a chance to experience riding offroad and get closer to scenic nature through woods, across heathland and fields in a safe and enjoyable manner.
It is not aimed at technical mountain bikers. When we visit a Trail Centre we plan routes based on the Green and Blue routes and wherever practicable on tracks and bridleways in the countryside.
Join a Ride
See our Ride & Tour Diary for more details
Places we go
A couple of easy offroad routesas an easy way into single track riding
Many different types of offroad cycling to be experienced from the scenic gentle Sherbrook trail, through the New Blue Route as a fun introduction to single trail, through to the technical challenges of ‘Follow the Dog’ and ‘Monkey Trail’ Red Routes.
|Routes From Cannock Chase Visitor Centre
Sherbrook Trail – Gentle Blue Trail
Green Route from Cannock Chase Visitor Centre to Birches Valley
Routes From Birches Valley Visitor Centre
Lots of trails around the park, across heathland and through woods and by ponds, for scenic non-technical offroad cycling
A selection of short trails radiating out from the Kickey Hills Visitor Centre exploring the different scenery and riding condition
Bourton to Ryton Pools Offroad circular
A 16 mile loop using fields, tracks through woods and quiet lanes, with an intermediate stop at Ryton Pools
People who have been riding
Janet PreeceJulie BirchAlan Jelley
Mike AstonMags Adams-AstonNick HollowayJanet PreeceLibby FosterAlan Jelley
Libby FosterIan FosterNick HollowayPenny Spooner ?John Spooner ?Alan Jelley
Shona HudsonCarol LeeMarina FriendLibby FosterIan Foster
This is a collection of Offroad Routes that we can used to ‘seed’ the development of a programme of Rides, potentially for the longer summer evenings, in 2021.
|Description & Distance||Start / End||Mid-Ride Stop||Route map||Owner|
|Hellidon Byeways Figure of Eight
13 miles = 8 miles offroad + 5 miles onroad
|Parking layby at Marston Doles where the Welsh Road between Southam and Priors Marston cross over the Oxford Canal||Divert off the main route in Hellidon to visit the Red Lion pub||https://cycle.travel/map/journey/174391
16 miles = 7 miles offroad + 9 miles on road
|Paring layby at Shuckburgh where the Willoughby Rod crosses the Grand Union Canal||Stop at the Shoulder of Mutton pub in Granborough||https://cycle.travel/map/journey/174376||Alan Jelley|
A Collection of Routes from Bob Tinley
We used to hold an annual roughstuff ride to remember Geoff Collins, a one time secretary of the section. I have managed to dig out some of the routes we used (some of them don’t look too inspiring now, but never mind). So here they are, plus a couple of others.
1993 GC CoombeAbbey-Stretton https://www.plotaroute.com/route/1525079
1994 GC Eathorpe-Staverton https://www.plotaroute.com/route/1525086
1995 GC Kenilworth-BishopsItchington https://www.plotaroute.com/route/1525089
1996 GC Pailton-Wistow https://www.plotaroute.com/route/1525092
1997 GC Brinklow-ClaybrookeMagna https://www.plotaroute.com/route/1525097
1998 GC Lapworth-Bearley https://www.plotaroute.com/route/1525099
1999 GC Baginton-Harbury https://www.plotaroute.com/route/1525101
2000 GC Wappenbury-EathorpeHotel https://www.plotaroute.com/route/1525103
2003 GC CoombeAbbey-Yelvertoft https://www.plotaroute.com/route/1525105
2005 GC Wellesbourne-Honnington https://www.plotaroute.com/route/1525107