Go OffRoad

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

Hicks Lodge

A couple of easy offroad routesas an easy way into single track riding

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Cannock Chase

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

Sutton Park

Lots of trails around the park, across heathland and through woods and by ponds, for scenic non-technical offroad cycling

Lickey Hills

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

Cannock Chase
Janet Preece
Julie Birch
Alan Jelley
Sutton Park
Mike Aston
Mags Adams-Aston
Nick Holloway
Janet Preece
Libby Foster
Alan Jelley 
2nd trip to Hicks Lodge
Libby Foster
Ian Foster
Nick Holloway
Penny Spooner ?
John Spooner ?
Alan Jelley
1st trip to Hicks Lodge
Shona Hudson
Carol Lee
Marina Friend
Libby Foster
Ian 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 


Alan Jelley
Grandborough Byeways 

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

Grandborough                             https://www.plotaroute.com/route/1525110

Hellidon                                 https://www.plotaroute.com/route/1525114

Winwick                                  https://www.plotaroute.com/route/1525117