Every Saturday: 31st July – 4th Sep
We are very excited to launch ‘Lets Cycle’ group rides, working in partnership with The Canal & River Trust and Civic Square. You are invited to join us for a led ride every Saturday from 31st July – 4th September, the rides will take you along the canal tow paths to explore some of the great green and blue spaces from the Floating Front Room at Port Loop, just outside Birmingham City Centre.
See our beautiful city differently and discover some great cycle friendly routes, hidden gems along the canal and how you can get from A to B by bike traffic free.
Over 6 weeks we will be exploring 3 different canal routes, led by qualified ride leaders. ‘The rides will be between 5-7miles round trip, using mostly canals with a few cycle paths and small roads where needed to link up the routes. Led by qualified ride leaders, all starting from the Floating Front Room, Port Loop. Leaving promptly at 11am.
Dr Bike will be available from 10am, this is a FREE Bike check to make sure your bike is in good working order and safe to ride. This also includes minor tyre, gear and brake repairs from an experienced mechanic. Please allow plenty of time to see Dr Bike before joining the ride’
31st July & 21st Aug – Fountains and Reservoir Loop – Approx. 5.5miles
Get ready for a wonderful City Centre ride via a lovely canal route passing the round house and Brindley Place and returning via the water fountains in Chamberlain Square and Edgbaston Reservoirs fantastic cityscape views.
7th Aug & 28th Aug – The Vale – Approx. 6.5miles
This route takes you along a great bit of canal to the wonderful green space and lake at The Vale. There are great views and wildlife to spot including ducks, herons fishing and geese.
14th Aug & 4th Sep – Soho loop/Engine Arm Aqueduct – Approx. 5.5miles
Exploring a great bit of canal, one of the City’s hidden gems. Take time to admire the fantastic bridges and architecture along this route as well as the lovely views and wildlife.
If you would like to try these routes independently you can find the routes on Komoot HERE. Komoot is a route finding and navigation website/app. You will need to create an account to access the content fully, your first region is free so remember to choose Birmingham to get started. You will also find some additional routes if you want to go a bit further. Have fun exploring #BrumByBike on our City’s wonderful canal network.
These rides are designed for all the family, all people-powered transport is welcome including e-bikes and trailers.
*Join us for a free coffee/cake at The Floating Front Room after each session.