Walsall Area Cycling is affiliated to Cycling UK the cyclists champion, which offers a range of easy to middle paced leisure bike rides, starting from Aldridge, Pelsall and Bloxwich. Rides head out into rural Staffordshire, Shropshire, South Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Warwickshire with the occasional unusual ride using towpaths and easy off-road routes. Rides are always easily achievable for ordinary leisure cyclists with typical speeds between 12 - 13 mph and distances from 35 miles in the winter to over 70 miles in the summer, there is usually a 100 miler! There are also half day easy 'Taster Rides' Our rides are primarily for socialising and fitness with morning and afternoon coffee stops and a lunch usually at a pub in the country. For those who do not wish to be out all day there is often a half day ride option. The format of the day is to meet at the designated start point, we will ride (normally in two groups depending on ability) to the morning coffee stop, after coffee we ride on to the lunch stop and there is usually an afternoon tea (and cake!) stop. Everyone is made welcome, nobody is left behind, rides are free, all you need to do is turn up at the start point, introduce yourself to the ride leader and enjoy!
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Cycling for friendship, fitness and fun
from Aldridge, Pelsall and Bloxwich ...

Our history...
Walsall Area Cycling (formerly Walsall CTC) has a rich history going back to 1923 when a breakaway group of CTC cyclists rode from Walsall to a pub at Ivetsey Bank west of Cannock for a lunch and decided to to form their own CTC ''section' as they were called then. One of those early members was Bill Oakley who wrote many books and articles on cycle touring as well as being a regular broadcaster. Bill went on to become president of the CTC. In April 2017 we became an Affiliate Group of the CTC (now called Cycling UK) offering members the chance to pay just £2 per year to ride with us, however members will have the choice of paying Cycling UK for 3rd party insurance in the event of them having a claim made against them. At Walsall Area Cycling everyone is made welcome whether iit is your first ride, or you are an experienced rider.

Cycle and be part of the solution - not the problem!
Cycling should be a pleasurable experience, enjoy the journey getting there not the arriving. At Walsall Area Cycling we are not all about competition to find the fastest rider. We enjoy riding in pleasant places, seeing wonderful sights that you would never experience in a car or whilst racing each other. We value friendship and each other's company with frequent sociable stops at cycle friendly cafe's and pubs for lunch. During the rides, everyone is supported in the event of breakdowns, punctures etc. and new riders are encouraged to improve their cycling and extend their riding distances. Give us a try, check the runs list PDF on this web site 'Where are we going next week?', if you have any questions or concerns phone the ride leader on the the number shown. It is recommended that you are experienced at riding distances on the road at average speeds of 13 - 15mph and you use a road bike or hybrid bike.