Cycle to Stratford this June

Posted on 25-05-2018 by Sarah Hinksman

Final Fabulous Summer of Sport

Get on the road with our summer cycle from Birmingham to Stratford-upon-Avon.

What: A free led cycle ride for confident road cyclists
When: Saturday 23rd June, 10:15 meet for 10:30 departure
Where: Meet at the Cannon Hill Park side of the mac, Edgbaston, look out for Simon in his BRAT top.
Register: On Eventbrite here. You can just turn up on the day, but if you register in advance it helps us plan the day and means we can contact you about any changes or things you need to know in advance.
Bring:

  • A bike. Any kind of bike, riding will be on roads
  • A spare inner tube
  • A bottle of water/sports drink
  • Helmet
  • Money for coffee stops
  • Any medication and supplies you need for a day’s cycling
  • Something with your emergency contact details on, in an obvious place about your person, just in case.

If the weather is really awful, the ride may be cancelled. Please register for this ride on Eventbrite if possible so that we can let you know about any changes.

The planned route

Here is the planned route.

The total planned route is 54 miles.

The plan is to do the trip with two ‘proper stops with a chance to grab a coffee and a cake’ – Stratford Riverside at 45km/27 miles, and Wedges Bakery (or another location around Hockley Heath area) at 72km/45 miles.

We’ll look to cycle at around 21kph/13mph and there is the opportunity for those who want to do fewer miles to cycle to Stratford and get the train back.

The route is mainly slightly downhill on the way and mainly slightly uphill on the way back.

  • Cycle 2-2.5 hours
  • Stop 1 hour
  • Cycle 1.5-2 hours
  • Stop 0.5 hours
  • Cycle 1 hour

We would expect the ride to be back in Birmingham at teatime.

Planned route map:

Map of the route, copyright OpenStreetMap

Planned route elevation:

Elevation profile

The ride will be lead by leaders from the BRAT club.

New and less confident cyclists, do check out our Reservoir Rides for tuition and shorter led rides, including the loan of bikes and helmets!

Questions? Contact activate@blgbt.org

This is part of Activate’s Final Fabulous Summer of Sport – check out the other activities and enjoy June and July with us!