- Latest issue-Lickey Hills
Really good article in the latest mag about good local trail riding- cant believe I live in nearby Belbroughton and have never explored the Lickey’s. Think the article sums up what riding round Birmingham is all about- enjoying and making the most of what we’ve got!Posted 4 years agoaracerSubscriber
Just downloaded the GPX. Very timely as I was thinking of making a trip out tomorrow and didn’t want to drive too far. Is there much in the way of steep climbing or is it steady middle ring stuff? Middle ring climbs I can generally manage on the uni (it’s a big wheel as recommended 😉 ), granny ring climbs have me walking.Posted 4 years agonickheadMember
Got the personal tour last night (cheers RD & Dan) – it is amazing what you can find practically on your doorstep and with a bit of local knowledge.
Having a pub with decent ale at the end makes it all the sweeter – morris dancers included!
Cities like Sheffield and Edinburgh are known for having accessible riding, but I reckon Brum does alright too – there’s definitely a few golden nuggets in them hillsPosted 4 years agomattbeeSubscriber
I think the availability of local riding in Brum is ace.Posted 4 years ago
When I lived in Bearwood I’d be able to blast along the canal to sandwell Vally or pop up to Sutton Park, Clent & the Lickeys a ride away, Fn urban stuff in the centre and of course cannock and further afeild easy to get to by train.
When I moved to just outside Portsmouth I thought the riding woul;d be much better, what with being on the South Downs. I think that the riding I have to drive to is as good as the stuff I had to drive/train to but the ‘on my doorstep’ stuff is rubbish in comparison.
None of these contain anything cheeky but if you follow your nose then there are plenty of “detours”. Some of these routes are better than others, the last 2 are probably the best. When you don’t drive and ride locally a lot variety is required. 🙂
Here are some more routes in the midlands-ish generally.Posted 4 years ago
Bravo! I was looking forward to this since seeing RD’s write up on his Blog. Funny seeing your local trails in the mag, and they are riding great currently as is I suspect, most of the UK. A stark contrast to most of last year where the road bike got considerably more use…
We often link up Lickeys/Waseley/Clent into a 30+ miler from out our door in Redditch. It may not be the Lakes (which we’re looking forward to later this month), but it’s still a good test of the legs!Posted 4 years ago
Franki, you’ve just got to choose your times well, sunny sunday afternoons will find it full of families and pets, go after 6pm on the same day & u’ll be virtually alone. Week days and after work are best but even then its inly really busy around the visitor centre. Just keep to the bridleways 😉Posted 4 years agomboySubscriber
Anyone fancy a burn next Wednesday evening? Meet at Barnt Green station for say 6pm or the closest that a train gets in at? Or another time if it suits better?
I’d be up for it one evening. Despite being only 20 minutes or so away, I’ve still never ridden the Lickeys! 😕Posted 4 years ago
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