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 rides visting the cafe stop only before returning. 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 ...

From July 5th our rides are back but with a few changes:
 

* We must keep to social distancing.  Just think how bad it would be if one of us developed symptoms and everyone else in the group had to isolate for two weeks.
* We are providing deputy ride leaders so we can split the rides into groups of 6 or less.  Please can you message text or phone the ride leader if you are joining the ride so that they can organise enough groups.
* We will provide a link to each ride, please can everyone who has a garmin download the route so we can keep our distance better.

 

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. It is recommended that you are experienced at riding distances on the road at average speeds of 13 - 14 mph and you use a road bike or hybrid bike.