Go Offroad

Our ‘style’? … for us the term Offroad riding tends more towards towards the Gravel / Trail riding end of the spectrum rather than the more technical, formal Mountain biking.

Our Planning is based upon –

            1. A monthly scheduled ride
            2. Probably a monthly Pop-up ride
            3. An Autumn Weekend away

Scheduled Rides

Date Route / Location Organiser / Ride Guide* Briefing
28th April Ride to Newbold Comyn Bike Park, Leamington Alan Jelley https://coventryctc.org.uk/offroad-buddies-newbold-comyn-briefing
5th May Ryton Pools to Frankton, Marton, Hunningham Alan Jelley  
2nd June Coventry Canal – Brinklow Marina Friend  
7th July Cannock Chase Perimeter then option to do one of the Red or Blue Trails Alan Jelley & Steve Davoile  
11th August Cotswolds 25 Steve Davoile  
1st September Sutton Park Alan Jelley  
5th/ 6th October Peak District Day ride with option to stay for second day to do additional ride or walk Alan Jelley / Dave Nicklin  
3rd November Napton – Shuckburgh – Priors Marston Alan Jelley  


Pop-up Ride Options

With scheduling just one ride per month there are options for people to add-in Pop-up rides as they feel suitable. The following are some possibilities for the Ride Leader to schedule as and when they feel that they would like to do the ride

Route / Location Organiser / Route Guide*
Binley – Brinklow Libby Foster
Hicks Lodge Libby Foster
Forest of Dean Mark Norman
Haywood Steve Davoile
Stratford Steve Davoile
Flecknoe – Braunston – Grandborough Alan Jelley
Bike Park Wales Alan Jelley

Touring / Weekend Away Options

The current thinking is to aim for a long weekend back in the New Forest around the 8th September. Alan, Marina and Steve to plan and look at the Accommodation options.


* Note that riding Offroad is far more informal than group riding on the road – you are choosing your own lines, how you respond to hazards and obstacles is very much your choice. The Guide is not a Ride Leader – they are showing you the overall direction of travel – how you get there is up to you. If you don’t feel safe then get off and walk !  These are not formally ‘Led’ rides, these are groups for cycling buddies getting together, but riding as individuals.