Community Cycling Groups
Many people find cycling as a group helps to build confidence and helps to familiarise yourself with the best cycle routes. We’re lucky in Birmingham to have a great cycling community with lots of groups you can join:
Lets Ride – Guided rides across the city run by community cycling clubs and trained British Cycling ride leaders. Mixed or ladies only rides. Just enter your postcode to find one near you, register, turn up and ride!
Cycling UK Community Cycle Groups – There are a variety of groups across the city who run regular group rides for all abilities. Many of these groups also offer free bike hire, learn to ride sessions, cycling tuition and rides for complete beginners delivered by trained ride leaders/instructors. See links below for more details.
Joyful Bellas and Fellas CCC – Location: Edgbaston Reservoir.
Handsworth CCC & Hamstead Pavilion CCC –
Location: Oaklands Centre & Hamstead Pavilion.
ACP CCC – Location: Sparkbrook.
B10 CCC – Location: Khidmat Centre, Small Heath.
Sara Park CCC – Location: All Saints Church, Small Heath
Saheli Ward End CCC – Location: Ward End Park / Calthorpe Wellbeing Hub
Share (Calthorpe) CCC – Location: Calthorpe Wellbeing Hub, Balsall Heath.
Balsall Heath CCC – Location: Holders Lane
Amanah Bike Club, Muath Trust – Location: The Bordesley Centre.
Pathfinders CCYW CCC – Location: Yardley Wood
Hawksley CCC – Location : Hawksley community centre, Kings Norton.
Welsh House Farm CCC – Location: Harborne.
Lightwoods House CCC – Location: Lightwoods Park, Bearwood. Tel: 0121 569 4141
SportsKey CCC – Location : Doug Ellis Sports Centre, Perry Barr
Open House CIC – Location : Cotteridge. Find details on their Facebook page.
Green Heart Riders – University of Birmingham
Pype Hayes CCC – Located at Paget Primary School, 110 Paget Rd, B’ham (out of school hours)
Moor Pool Cyclists – Location: Harborne.
Other Cycling Groups:
Bike Breakfast Club – A pre work meet up for the everyday cyclist. Every Wednesday morning at various City centre locations. Morning for a cuppa, bike chat & banter with other cycle commuters. A great opportunity to make the commute count! have some fun, meet new people and get tips/advice from other riders.
The Active Wellbeing Society (TAWS) – Adult and family cycling activities including led rides and tuition at different locations across Birmingham.
Bicycle Adventure Club – Themed events and tours that people can sign up to via the facebook page or website. For people who love adventure and exploring off road. They also have a blog and YouTube channel encouraging people to go on adventures of their own.
Bike2Life – Location : Four Oaks Baptist Church.
Led rides, cycling skills and bike maintenance sessions run in partnership with Trikes & Bikes.
Bournville Gentle Cycling – Gentle group rides, offering both short and longer distances.
The ride to positivity project – Promoting a positive mindset through cycling and regular group social rides.
Cycle Birmingham – Group social rides on a Wednesday evening from the City Centre and the occasional Sunday rides from Kings Norton Train Station.
For more confident riders wanting to join a group that go a bit further or faster:
Longbridge Cycling Club – Relaxed longer rides at a social pace mainly using quiet roads and country lanes as well as bike touring / camping trips for club members.
Gear Up CCC – Location: Bromford Drive, Hodge Hill.
Cannon Hill Cycling Club – Club and social road rides as well as women only rides for all abilities. Rides leave from the Tea Room in Cannon Hill Park. Social rides advertised on Lets Ride, open to all.
Gorilla Coffee Cycling Club – Gorilla Coffee Cafe, Kings Heath. Their main rides are for more experienced cyclists heading out on Thursday evenings and Sunday mornings. Pace of rides ranges from 14-21mph with regular events and challenges running through out the year.
Boldmere Bullets – Sutton Coldfield based group, mainly road rides. Something for all abilities.
Beacon RCC – Based in South Birmingham. Sociable group rides several times a week, the club is also active in time trials, road and track races, on-road and off-road challenge rides. For younger riders they have the Beacon Academy